Ice may seem like an inconsequential part of your cocktails but it is, in fact, essential. It has the ability to elevate your drinks to a new level, and for that very reason you need to know these awesome hacks that’ll make your life easier and much more fun!
Freeze champagne: Want your mimosas to be extra bubbly? Add frozen champagne ice cubes to orange juice and more champagne to get more bubbles and create the upside down mimosa. Fancy and easy – you’re going to love this one.
Freeze tonic water: While tonic water ice cubes are definitely not a substitute for actual tonic water, they do help in enhancing cocktails which have tonic water as an ingredient. Replace regular ice cubes with these and you’ll never go back.
Crushed ice at home: Buying crushed ice is expensive so you probably almost always forego it. But putting ice cubes in a ziploc bag and smashing it with a rolling pin makes homemade crushed ice! Get ready to makes some fancy cocktails!
Boil water for clear ice cubes: If you want professional bartender-style clear ice cubes, boiling the water prior to freezing will make them much clearer than just freezing regular water! Boil it once more after it cools to get the best results and rid the water of extra gases.
Freeze edible flowers: Want fancy but low-cost cocktails? Add glamour to simple drinks you whip up at home by freezing edible flowers in the ice cubes. It’s simple yet so adorable, and fits right into your summer cocktail brunches. You can do the same with edible glitter and mint for different drinks!