Craft Cocktail Cubes

Summer always reminds me of fresh fruit and herbs, backyard parties, and cold beverages. These ice cubes are the perfect companion to any beverage. These are super simple to make but will bring your cocktails; alcoholic or non-alcoholic, to the next level.

Supplies:

Your favorite fruit:

Raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, oranges, etc.

Your favorite herbs:

Rosemary, lemon thyme, lavender, etc.

Your base liquid:

Water, lemonade, sour mix, etc.

(If making sour mix, you will need 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 6 lemons, and 3 limes)

Ice Tray - Amazon

Sun Tea Jar - Ikea

Step 1: Sour Mix Recipe

My base liquid was a homeade sour mix.

For the sour mix you will need:

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup lime juice

Combine the sugar and water in a pan at medium heat until the sugar dissolves and let cool.

Pour the mix into a mason jar or something similar.

Add the lemon juice and lime juice to the mason jar and shake.

I decided to strain mine because there was some seeds that got into the mix but it is up to you how you want our mix.

Step 2: Recipe #1 "Thyme Warp"

Ingredients:

Sprig of Rosemary

Sprig of Lavender

Sprig of Lemon Thyme

Homeade Sour Mix

Take the sprig of Lavender and Rosemary together and wrap the Lemon Thyme around them carefully to create a small bunch of herbs.

Place the bunch into one of the spaces in the ice cube tray and add sour mix.

Pairings:
Sun Tea

Gin and Tonic

Bourbon

Step 3: Recipe #2 "Berry Nice"

Ingredients:

1 Raspberry

1 Blackberry

Sprig of Rosemary

4 leaves of Lavender

1 sliver of orange peel (optional)

Homeade sour mix

Carefully lay 4 leaves inside of raspberry and insert blackberry inside. Push rosemary sprig through top of blackberry into raspberry.

Place gently into open space in ice cube tray.

Fill with sour mix.

Add sliver of orange peel (optional)

Pairings:
Sun Tea

Gin and Tonic

Bourbon

Step 4: Recipe #3 "Razzle Dazzle"

Ingredients:

1 Raspberry

1 Sprig of Rosemary

1 Sprig of Lemon Thyme

1 Sliver of orange peel (optional)

Homeade sour mix

Place the rosemary inside of the raspberry and wrap it with the lemon thyme.

Place in open space of ice cube tray.

Add homeade sour mix.

Add sliver of orange peel. (optional)

Pairings:
Sun Tea

Gin and Tonic

Bourbon

Step 5: Recipe #4 "Back in Black"

Ingredients:

1 Blackberry

1 Sprig of Lavender

1 Sprig of Rosemary

1 Sprig of Lemon Thyme

1 Sliver of Orange Peel (optional)

Homeade Sour mix

Stick the rosemary, lemon thyme, and lavender into the blackberry.

Add to open space in ice cube tray.

Add homeade sour mix.

Add sliver of orange peel. (optional)

Pairings:

Sun Tea

Gin and Tonic

Bourbon

Step 6: Freeze!!!

Place your crafted cubes carefully into the freezer and allow 24-48 hours for the mix to solidify.

Step 7: Try Them All!

Place one of your crafted cubes into your favorite glass, add your favorite beverage, and stir. As the the ice begins to melt, more and more flavor is infused. I like to add these to some homeade sun tea because the sour mix creates a similar taste as an "Arnold Palmer" and the herbs and fruit give it that little extra kick that you cant quite place. Now kick back, put on some tunes, and take in that nice summer breeze with your newly refreshing cocktail. Cheers!

Pairings:

Sun Tea

Fill container with water

Add several tea bags according to package

Place outside in 80-90 degree sun for 3-5 hours


Gin and Tonic

1 oz Hendricks Gin

4 oz Tonic

Bourbon

2 oz Buffalo Trace bourbon

2 oz St. Germain Elderflower liquor

Teaspoon of Honey

4 Dashes of Angosturra Bitters

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    jessyratfink

    16 days ago

    They're so pretty! I love the way you combined the herbs and fruit :)