Home Made Infused Ice
An easy way to make your cocktails a little more interesting for your next special occasion is to make your own infused ice cubes. Your guests will love the special touch and the ice will give an added flavor boost to their alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks alike. These are a perfect addition to your home infused vodka drinks. Designated drivers will be extra impressed by the special feature that they can enjoy too.
So how do you make these excellent party favors?
Step 1: Boil the water
You want to make sure you have a clear ice cube for optimal effect,so use filtered, boiled water. This will prevent imperfections in the ice. Once you’ve boiled the water let it cool completely (we’re not trying to cook anything here).
Step 2: Prepare your infusing items
Cut the fruit into small pieces so they will fit into an ice cube tray. You can use any size of cubes, just make sure your fruit is small enough to fit and freeze in the water.
Step 3: Combine the water and fruit in the tray
Pour your cooled water into the ice cube tray, leaving some space at the top. Add the fruit and freeze! Wait a couple hours for the ice to freeze (the time needed will depend on the temperature of your freezer and the size of the ice cubes), and enjoy at your next party!
You can add any kind of fruit, herb or flavoring to the cubes depending on what kind of cocktails you are making.
Why not try some lemon zest infused ice cubes to add to gin and tonic? Or lime zest for margaritas on the rocks.
You could add basil and grapefruit infused cubes to add a fresh flavor to a classic martini.
Add a coffee bean to each cube for your espresso martinis.
Blueberries or strawberries would be great in any vodka drink.
Experiment with your own combinations, sizes of fruit and mixes for the perfect garnish to your cocktails.
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