Looking for something to spice up those Valentine’s Day cocktails? Why not try these gorgeous floral ice cubes? Make your special day even more special with this simple recipe.
If you’ve never dabbled in the world of floral cocktail additions, don’t worry – it’s easier than you think! Most stores sell edible flowers that are small enough to fit whole inside an average ice cube. But this recipe will show you how to make floral ice cubes out of a floral “confetti”.
First things first, you need to find edible flowers in the color you want. You can find a list of edible flowers here. You won’t necessarily eat the flowers (they are more decorative and flavor enhancing than anything else) but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Once you’ve selected your flowers, it’s time to get to crafting!
1. If you’ve selected a larger flower that won’t fit whole into your ice cubes, then cut up your flower into small, confetti-like pieces.
2. With your flowers cut up, place them in an ice-cube tray (of your choice) and pour water into each individual part of the tray. Make sure to press the flowers down into the water. It’s okay if a few stick out here and there.
3. Place in the freezer and leave for at least 12 – 24 hours to guarantee a complete freeze.
4. With your fancy new ice cubes ready to roll, it’s time to make a cocktail!
Personally, I like to use my floral ice cubes in light / clear colored drink like gin and tonic. The colors really pop in clear cocktails, and one melted down, the floral flavors really compliment the botanical taste of the gin.
For this cocktail I used Edinburgh Gin and a bit of Fever Tree tonic (yum!). If you’re not a big gin drinker, then try one of their other sweet and delicious flavors like Elderflower, Blood Orange, Raspberry or Rhubarb (it’s pink!).
For the sweeter gins (Sloe, Raspberry, Rhubarb, Elderflower) trying using a bit more tonic water to balance out the sweetness.
The best thing about these lovely floral cubes is they make any cocktail look like a masterpiece — no matter how simple it was to make. Even better? They’re easy to prep and save for upcoming get-togethers!
What do you think? Don’t you want to spice up your Valentine’s Day cocktail treats with these lovely little floral ice cubes?
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