Here’s the easiest way to take your cocktails to the next level. All you need is an ice cube tray and a little creativity!
Use ingredients you have on hand to create decorative or tasty ice cubes, which will enhance the presentation of your cocktail and may even help to avoid diluting it with water!
ORANGE ICE CUBES FOR THE SPRITZ
While spritz are easy cocktails to make, it’s pretty simple to reinvent their presentation! Cut orange wedges into pieces and place them in your ice tray, filled with water. These ice cubes will be perfect for your spritz, but you can also use them in other cocktails, such as a Tom Collins. You could even make a grapefruit variant for your palomas! Try them in the Pink Garden or in our alcohol-free version of the Paloma!
COFFEE ICE CUBES FOR THE ICED COFFEE
With or without alcohol, iced coffees are a must-have for many people as soon as summer rolls around. The best hack to avoid diluted coffee from melted ice cubes is to make coffee ice cubes! If you’re feeling festive, add a little maple liqueur to your coffee! You can also use these ice cubes in our Black Coffee recipe.
FRUITY ICE CUBES FOR THE SANGRIA
Colour your sangria with contrasting ice cubes! Add raspberry and peach nectar ice cubes to your red sangria, fresh cranberry and cranberry juice ice cubes to your pink sangria, and blueberry and guava nectar ice cubes to your white sangria. Of course, these are just a few suggestions to inspire you! There are so many interesting combinations. We have several recipes on our website, with and without alcohol, in which it would be interesting to add juice-based ice cubes. For instance, you might like to try the Joe Exotic, the Summer Punch, The Jawbreaker and The King of the Jungle.
MINT AND LIME ICE CUBES FOR THE MOJITO
Some cocktails are even better when richly flavored. Mojitos, for example, can never have too much lime and mint, in our opinion! A simple way to improve this recipe is to create ice cubes with mint leaves and lime pieces. These can even be used in a number of our recipes, including the Caribbean Mojito and The Cubano. Try these ice cubes with basil leaves instead, specially for our Double Smash and Monaco recipes!
FLORAL ICE CUBES FOR THE GIN & TONIC
The most beautiful ice cubes are most certainly the ones created with edible flowers. A simple web search will identify which flowers in your garden are edible. We recommend this article this article by Country Living! With ice cubes like these, your gin & tonic will never be boring again. You can also use them in our Little Flower and our Old Fashioned Gin recipes!
The possibilities are endless: try citrus ice cubes for your Mai Tai, or orange juice for your mimosa! Let your favorite cocktail inspire you, and try decorative ice cubes. And don’t forget to plan ahead!
If you try out this tip, we’d love to see you share your creations with us on social networks!