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Fancy Ice Cubes Made with Fruit & Herbs

Since alcohol can be dehydrating and not everyone’s cup of tea, jazzing up your water pitcher with these cocktail-inspired ice cubes can yield fun and flavor everyone can enjoy. If you do decided to take the adult beverage route, these creative cubes will add an extra bit of pizzazz to just about any summer cocktail on your happy hour menu.

Cocktails and mocktails come out of the woodwork come summer, but truth be told, nothing refreshes like a tall glass of ice water. Let’s face it, there’s nothing fun or festive about ice water, but, throw in a couple of cucumbers or lemons, and something starts to happen; a party starts to unfold.

Get creative with the combos you try - anything from pineapples to kiwis to banana are on the table. And herbs like basil, chive or lavender will add instant freshness to compliment the sweet fruit flavors.


Fresh fruit slices, such as strawberries, lemons, oranges, limes or blueberries
Fresh herbs like basil, mint sprigs or rosemary
Spring water
Ice cube tray


Cut fruit into wedges small enough to fit into a single ice cube cell. Mix and match fruits to your liking, or if you are making a cocktail, according to the drink’s ingredients.

Mint, lime and strawberries make for a mojito-esque pairing, while lemons and oranges add a bit of zip to just about any drink. Fill cells about 3/4 of the way full with spring water and freeze for about 1 to 2 hours or until completely set.

These can be kept in freezer for up to 1 week.

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