Ice cubes are a necessity for the summer heat. They are the darlings that keep our drinks (and food) cold. So why not dress up your iced beverages with fancy iced cubes? Here are 4 cool ides to take your ice cubes from boring to beautiful. Best of all, these ideas can be mimicked with just about any edible item!
Brighten up your summer cocktails with beautiful flower ice cubes. Use edible flowers, such as orchids, nasturtiums, pansies, and snapdragons and layer flowers in large ice trays. For the most clear ice cubes, boil your water first, let it cool and then pour into trays.
Cleanse the pallet with this lemon liqueur.
Smooth but untamed, limoncello's perfection is in it's balance between liquor and lemon. Too strong and it suddenly becomes a labor to drink; too weak and you might as well be drinking lemonade. What you want is an after-dinner drink that people will talk about long after the taste has left their mouths. All you need is five simple ingredients, lots of lemons, two months and a good deal of patience.
Everclear/grain alcohol (one handle)
Vodka (one handle)
Sugar (4 cups)