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DIY Floral Ice Cubes

18th June, 2020

It's summer which means it's time to dress up your drink.

Whether you're planning cocktails with the girls or hosting a BBQ with Pimms-a-plenty, floral ice cubes are the perfect way to pretty-up-your-plonk.

How to make floral ice cubes

Here's what you need to make your own flower ice cubes...

And here's how to make them...

Step 1

For flowers that are perfectly suspended in ice, you need to work in layers. Take your ice cube tray and add a very small amount of water to each empty block.

Here's a top tip for you: use distilled water that has been boiled and then cooled. This helps dissolve air bubbles and any impurities for crystal clear ice cubes every time.

Step 2

Add flowers to each ice cube block, placing them face down in the water. The key is making sure they're floating and not submerged - you don't want petals poking out of your ice cubes.

Step 3

Freeze the first layer (20 minutes in the freezer should do the trick).

Step 4

Now fill the ice cube blocks to completely submerge the flowers and freeze as normal or, if you're feeling fancy, add a small amount of water and flowers again and keep building up the layers, freezing after each floral addition.

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Edible flowers for drinks

Did you know that flower ice cubes are not only for decoration? They can add a subtle but distinctive flavour to your drinks too. Want to know which flowers to freeze for your favourite tipple? Here are our perfect pairings:

  • Pimms - borage, a tiny blue flower that has a cool, cucumber flavour
  • Prosecco - lavender (flowers only)
  • Gin - fennel flowers for a liquorice-like taste
  • Vodka - nasturtium, fiery orange flowers with a sweet, peppery flavour
  • Rum - hibiscus flowers
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