Ice Ice Baby Katrina Caraboolad
Summer is right around the corner eagerly waiting to lift you from your seasonal depression and give you sunshine, smiles, ice cream and flowers. Despite the array of allergies, everything about summer is great, but most notably are the drinks. Here I have provided you with some fun and creative ways to make plain drinks extra special (so make sure to bring out these tricks when you have guests!).
Wildflower Ice Cubes: Fill ¼ of an ice tray with water and place flowers face down. Let freeze. Then fill halfway and freeze. Finish by filling the ice tray all the way to the top and freeze again. Make sure to use only edible flowers, such as orchids, nasturtiums, pansies, and snapdragons. Not only are these ice cubes extraordinarily beautiful but they also add a nice aroma to your water.
Coffee Ice Cubes: These cubes are great for two things—cooling down your hot coffee or making homemade iced coffee. All you need is your favorite coffee at room temperature, a shot of your favorite flavoring (optional), and an ice cube tray.
Kool-Aid Cubes: Also known as “Magic Potion,” Kool-Aid cubes added to water or a light soda make for a delicious drink that is sure to bring you back to your adolescent years. Pick your favorite Kool-Aid flavors and make them separately according to the packet directions. Then pour the flavors into separate slots in an ice cube tray and freeze. Put them in your drink and enjoy the colorful treat!
Pomegranate Fizz Cocktail: More time-consuming than the rest, these cubes require you to break open a pomegranate and individually take out the seeds. Place the seeds in an ice cube tray, add water, and place in the freezer. Once the cubes are frozen, add them to two ounces vodka, five ounces club soda, and a squeeze of lime. All of these ingredients come together for a deliciously sweet and sour drink!