Good ice is essential for making a great drink, whether…
During the summer, I tend to incorporate more fruits and fruit juices into my cocktails – and there are many ways to use them. I cook them down into syrups, muddle them in my glass or just toss them in the blender along with ice for an island-style drink on a hot day. Freezing fruit into ice cubes is a trend that has been on the rise for the past year or so – thanks in large part to the popularity of social media sites like Pinterest, which has spread the word on all kinds of fun things, garnishes included. I have not had that much luck with tucking neat wedges of fruit into my ice cubes, largely because my ice trays are just not designed to completely contain the fruit. Fruit Infusing Ice Spheres, on the other hand, are designed with this specific job in mind.
The plastic spheres come in two pieces that snap together, with a base that keeps the ice stable as it freezes and a flip-top on one end. Your fruit or herbs can be placed in the sphere while it is open, then water can be added through the flip top. After freezing, you’ll have a perfectly round ice cube that is a showpiece, ready to dress up your next cocktail or iced tea. The spheres are just over 2.5 inches in diameter, so they should be able to hold almost any fruit that you want to put in them. They’re also dishwasher safe, so you can give them a good cleaning in between fruits.