It’s finally the time of year we’ve been waiting for: happy hour on the patio season, cocktails garnished with herbs season, frozen rose season. All of our favorite things about summer beverages are about to be back in full swing. So how can you step up your cocktail game? Whether it’s hosting a house party or treating yourself to an adult beverage, you might as well do the most. That’s where Spirits On Ice recommends you utilize ice balls.
What is an ice ball? Exactly what it sounds like: ice molded to form a 2-½ inch sphere of ice. It’s the perfect size for a cocktail glass, and doesn’t melt nearly as quickly as smaller, individual ice cubes. Not to mention, it just looks much cooler in your glass. Now that you’re up to speed on the newest cocktail trends, here’s a few ideas that can inspire your next beverage for your perfect summer celebrations.
#1. Watermelon Vodka Slush
Mix together one part water and one part watermelon syrup and freeze into a Spirit Ice Vice hexagonal mold (freeze overnight). Combine two cups of sliced watermelon and one shot of your favorite watermelon-flavored vodka.
Make an ice ball from your Spirit Ice Vice ice ball machine. Garnish with the watermelon slices before pouring the vodka over them. Sip and enjoy by the pool!
#2. Blueberry Mojito
Blueberries are a refreshing twist for any fruity drink, plus they’re good for you.
Mix one part blueberry syrup and one part water, and freeze overnight in a hexagonal mold for use in your Spirit Ice Vice. Muddle ½ cup blueberries with 10 sprigs of fresh mint and fresh juice squeezed from one lime. Strain, and add 2 ounces of rum before adding this entire mixture with 2 ounces of club soda. Pour over your blueberry-infused ice ball from your ice ball machine.
#3. Strawberry Daiquiri With a Twist
Mix one part strawberry syrup and one part water to pour into a hexagonal mold and freeze overnight. Blend together 2 ounces light rum, 1 ounce strawberry syrup, freshly squeezed lime juice from one lime, and four frozen strawberries. Make your hexagonal mold into an ice ball from Spirits On Ice.
Pour the blended mixture over the ice ball for a twist on a strawberry daiquiri.
#4. Cherry Cosmopolitan
Last but certainly not least is our take on a cosmopolitan. Pour cranberry juice into the hexagonal molds for your Spirit Ice Vice ice ball machine and freeze overnight. Mix together ½ cup cherry juice, ½ cup vodka, ⅓ cup freshly squeezed lime juice, and ¼ cup cherry liqueur. Pour this mixture over the ice ball made from the cranberry juice. Garnish with fresh lime slices and whole cherries. Enjoy!
Need an Ice Ball Machine to Craft Your Summer Drinks?
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