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Give Your Cocktails A Kick With Flavored Ice Cubes

on 05/04/13 at 12:10 pm

Booze News

icecubes“We admit it — we were a bit surprised to find out that ice cubes may be one of the most searched-for recipe terms on Google. After all, when did ice cubes get fancy? When did ice become an integral part of your drink? But with the innovative ice cube trays that are coming out (yes, even a Star Wars one), we shouldn’t be so surprised that ice cubes have become just as intricate and artisanal as the drinks they’re put in.

What we love about these ice cubes is that as they melt away, they end up adding something new and complex to your drink.

Lavender ice cubes
From mixologist Johnny Swet (the owner of Rogue & Canon and JIMMY at The James in New York City), a lavender-flavored ice cube adds great flavor for spring-themed gin drinks and surprisingly paired with bourbon and bourbon-based cocktails. Boil water with 3 to 4 teaspoons of dried lavender flowers, and let it stand 5 minutes. Then, fine-strain into your ice cube molds. If lavender is in season, place a fresh lavender flower in mold, and freeze solid.”