Plain ice cubes can be boring especially when you are having some friends over for an afternoon of cocktails or having a party. I thought of a few ways to make drinks sparkle with some fruity ice cubes. They are not only fun but are delicious when they melt in your drink.
Ginger is a great addition to ice cubes. If you grate the ginger on a micro plane then you never get one big bite but are slowly infusing your drink with some spice. I’d add this to apple inspired drinks or even a jack and ginger ale. What a kick you’d get with the added bit of ginger!
Mint is another great ice cube addition. Make a rift on a mint julep with mint ice cubes instead of crushed ice or how about some lemonade (spiked or not) with these cubes? Delicious! Lime ice cubes would be a tasty inclusion to almost any drink. Think Cuba Librés, Jack and Gingers, or even margaritas on the rocks. I also might add them to my sparkling water or even a friend’s diet coke.
What a fun addition tiny watermelon ball are to these frozen drink sticks. I used an 1/8th of a teaspoon as a makeshift melon baller. It worked amazingly well! Now you not only have a fun icy swizzle stick but there’s juicy watermelon in your glass. Try this with a fresh juice or a vodka drink. For something over the top, you could infuse the watermelon with a liquor. Freeze the ice cube trays at least overnight to make sure your cubes are solid.
These mini grapes are perfect in tiny ice cubes. I’d add them to an aperitif or a sangria.
Whatever your drink, a fruity ice cube brightens your glass. They also create a great conversation starter at a party. Why not put out a display of an assortment of fruity ice cubes so your guests can select their favorite to add to their drink.