It wouldn’t be a party without serving your guests a signature cocktail or mocktail. Rather than using ordinary ice to keep the drinks cool, why not turn the fun factor up a few notches? Flavored ice cubes are all the rage right now—they’re practically effortless to make, but have a big impact on the drinking experience. Here are a few ideas, using all plant-based ingredients, to inspire your future drink menus.
This soothing herb tastes good in just about everything—whether you’re serving pure water, cold-pressed juice, or an adult beverage. Place a mint leaf into each cube of water, and it will float and freeze in an open position. The attendees will love the beautiful presentation!
The vibrant pink color of hibiscus will dress up any drink. Don’t be surprised if your guests turn around and use these at their next party! The hibiscus flowers need to be boiled and steeped, just like you’re making tea. Allow the liquid to cool and pour into molds, making sure there’s piece of flower in each one.
> Ginger Lemonade
If you’re serving fresh lemonade at your summertime event, stop by Organic Avenue for Ginger Lemonade. Pour this tonic into ice cube trays and add them to spice up your homemade recipe.
> Raspberry Basil
The combination of sweet raspberries and fragrant basil is addicting. Add chopped raspberries with a piece of fresh basil to each cube for full-bodied flavor. Alternately, you can blend the two ingredients with water to create deep red ice cubes for a pop of color in every glass.
> Zesty Lime
Add strips of lime zest to the cubes for a refreshingly tart enhancement to your signature drink.
> Ruby Cubes
When pomegranate seeds are frozen in ice cubes, they look like sparkling jewels trapped inside. These seeds float, so fill the water halfway in each mold and add the seeds. Freeze, and add more water to freeze the top half, securing the seeds in the middle. Try this recipe with Coconut Water for subtle sweetness, too!
> Layered Cubes
If you’re creating cubes to complement a holiday or event’s color scheme, layered is the way to go. Similar to the pomegranate cubes, create a layer and freeze, add the next layer and freeze—continuing the pattern until you have all the colors you desire inside the cube.
> Cleanse Cubes
You don’t need to be hosting an event to treat yourself to special ice cubes. We all know the importance of drinking lots of H2O, especially while embarking on a cleanse program. You can even use these recipes to enhance your water during your next Love Deep cleanse. Make a tray of a variety of cubes with nutrient-dense and detoxifying ingredients, such as beets, berries, lemon zest and sage. Sip in between your cold-pressed juices for a uniquely delicious experience!