Spring is in full swing, which means warmer weather, short sleeves, and cold drinks during toasty afternoons. When you think of spring cocktails, you imagine fruity flavors, colors as vivid as the trees and flowers, and ice that keeps things cold. Spirits On Ice delves into some wonderful cocktails that celebrate spring.
A French 75 combines liquor and champagne with sweet and tart flavors. Think of this cocktail as hard lemonade with effervescence. First, fill an ice ball mold for your Spirit Ice Vice with a mixture of 1 tablespoon simple syrup or superfine sugar along with 1.5 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and a few peels of lemon zest. Fill the rest of the mold with water and freeze overnight. Pour 2 ounces of dry gin into a whiskey glass. Make an ice ball with your pre-made mold and place it in the glass. Top the rest of the glass with bubbly champagne. The quick chill and slow melt of a Spirit Ice Vice ball infuses the drink with lemony sweetness gradually over time, changing the flavor the cocktail as your customers drink it.
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Nothing says spring like the sweetness of honey. Pre-make a Spirit Ice Vice ice mold with 1.5 ounces of honey and 1 ounce of fresh lemon juice mixed with water to fill up the mold. Add a few pieces of lemon zest for added color and flavor. Pour 2 ounces of rum, tequila, gin, or mezcal over the ice ball made from Spirit Ice Vice. Feel free to change the mixture in the ice mold depending on your flavor preferences. Add more honey for a sweeter take or increase the lemon juice for more tartness.
This drink is liquid sunshine. Create a Spirit Ice Vice ice ball mold filled with pineapple juice instead of water before adding a dash of grenadine liquid and a cherry. Pour 2 ounces of white rum and ½ ounce of vermouth over the ice ball in a glass. Garnish with a fresh cherry sitting on the liquid. Instead of water, Spirit Ice Vice slowly infuses the rum with pineapple juice over time for a fruity yet colorful surprise.
This classic cocktail needs ½ ounce fresh lime juice, 1 tablespoon simple syrup, and three fresh mint leaves in the ice mold. Pour 2 ounces white rum over the Spirit Ice Vice ball followed by club soda or seltzer water to fill up the glass. Garnish with an extra mint leaf or two, and squeeze a bit of a lime wedge over the outer portion of the ball.
Another classic drink gets the Spirit Ice Vice treatment. Make an ice mold with orange juice instead of water and use the Spirit Ice Vice to shape it into a ball. Pour 4 ounces of champagne over the ice ball and mix in a dash of orange liqueur to start the flavor mixture.
Spirts On Ice as the Ideal Ice Ball Maker
Meet the Spirit Ice Vice, the perfect ice ball maker to elevate your signature cocktails. Whether you’re a bartender looking for something new in your repertoire or a restaurant owner wanting to add value to cocktails, Spirit Ice Vice creates a new dimension to your drinks. For more information, give us a call at (513) 932-1250 or contact us online today.