I’ve invited a few friends over, for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Summer frocks, sunblock, lot of laughs and of course a BBQ. The highlight for this gathering will be the drinks with flavored ice cubes.
I’ve decided to create a variety of flavored ice cubes filled with fresh fruit and herbs. Visually they provide color and a subtle flavor to any drink.
As the ice cubes melt, the fruit absorbs the alcohol and tastes delicious. There is nothing better than drinking Gin and Tonics with fresh mint or strawberry ice cubes. They look so good. It adds
Incredibly quick and easy to construct all you need is fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or lemons) cut into quarters and halves. Pour filtered water over the top and place into the freezer. Done. Easy and impressive.
Here are some flavored ice cube alternatives to try as well;
When you puree fruits, they provide a solid ice cube of color. I often puree berries, plums or bananas. Then place the puree into the ice cube tray. There is no need to add water. However I do add Champaign to the ice cube tray to add a little flavor.
Edible Organic Flowers
Such a fabulous addition to any drink, an ice cube filled with pretty flowers. The best ones to use include rose buds, lavender and elderflowers. These look spectacular in cocktails and Champaign.
I personally do not eat these flowers. I prefer to consume the drink before they melt and float around at the top of the glass.
Mint ice cubes are delicious in mineral water or lemonade. I prefer to line the trays with the leaves.
I’ve started adding mint to my Gin and Tonics. The smell of the mint is refreshing.
Adding fresh fruits and herbs to your ice cubes will definitely impress your guests. It is incredibly easy to make.