These ice cube ideas are seriously good!

Not only do we like getting creative with our cocktails this summer, but we love discovering new ideas for garnishes! And these fabulously frozen ideas will not only add flavour to your G&T, they'll also keep it cool. Summer never tasted so good! 

Top Tip

1. It's best to use bigger ice cube molds because the cubes will melt slower in the drinks.
2. Silicone ice cube trays make it possible to dislodge cubes without breaking them.
3. To achieve clearer cubes, use filtered water.

Flower Ice Cubes

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Method:

Place the flowers in each ice cube slot. Fill a quarter of the way with water and freeze until solid. Top up with more water and re-freeze. This method will mean the flowers will be more visable in the ice.

Ingredients:

Edible flowers - Pansy, Calendula, Geraniums.
Filtered water
Ice cube tray


Herb Garnish Ice Cubes

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Method: 

Give your fresh herbs a little wash, this will ensure the ice cubes are nice and clear once frozen. Trim/ chop your herbs to fit in each ice cube slot and pour over water. Freeze over night. 

Ingredients:

Sprig of your favourite herb garnish
Filtered water
Ice cube tray


Fruity Ice Cubes

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Method: 

Wash your fruit and if it isnt small enough to fit in the ice cube holders, chop it up.
Place one piece of fruit into each ice cube slot and fill with water.
Freeze over night.

Ingredients:

Fruit of your choice  - lime, lemon, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry
Filtered water
Ice cube tray


Glitter Ice Cubes

Method: 

The first thing to do is make a batch of ice cubes WITHOUT the glitter. If you add the glitter to the unfrozen water, you will probably find that it dissolves and just colours the water. 
Once the ice cubes are frozen solid, add the glitter to the top of the cubes by either patting it or painting it on (depending what type of glitter you are using)
Re-freeze the cubes for another couple of hours to make sure the glitter sticks to the cubes. 

Ingredients: 

Edible glitter
Filtered water
Ice cube tray


Lavender Ice Cubes
 

Method:

Place one lavender flower in each ice cube slot. Pour boiling water over each and wait until cool, before placing in the freezer over night. 

Ingredients:

14 culinary lavender flowers
Warm water
Ice cube tray