Posted by Mary Andrews / July 13, 2012
How To: Mint Infused Ice Cubes
Summer screams for large ice cubes and cold beverages — this time of year Tim and I love making herb-infused ice cubes to incorporate into our seasonal cocktails.
We packed leaves of fresh mint from our Farm Table delivery box into these over-sized silicone ice trays we picked up from The Meat Hook during our last trip to Brooklyn.
These trays are pretty easy to find around — here's a link to them in our Amazon shop to get more details. They make those perfectly large sized cubes that go in a single tumbler and give off that old fashioned cocktail feel.
After a few hours in the freezer, we were all set:
Once removed from the trays, the mint-infused cubes of ice are like little works of art, encapsulating and preserving a sort of timely little treasure. It's fun to see how the water froze around each mint leaf and try to spot the little details on each one. It's definitely not brain science, but these kinds of ice cubes always feel a little magical somehow.
We've been incorporating these mint infused ice cubes into what we like to call "inside out mojitos" over the past few days throughout the heat wave to stay cool and refreshed. We love how the icy cold hints of mint unravel into the drink with each sip we take as the cubes begin to dissolve and disperse.
Stay tuned for Tim's "inside out mojito" recipe coming up next!
Have you tried infusing ice cubes before or feel inspired to try it now? These infused-cubes will work with all sorts of herbs, edible flowers, and even fruit. We'd love to know what you'd try freezing and what type of cocktail (virgin or not) you might test them out with. We're thinking these mint-infused cubes would go great in everything from a tall pitcher of lemonade to a fresh glass of water with a thin slice of lemon just to freshen up the taste and watch the mint slowly dissolve.