Christmas Ice Cubes
Christmas ice cubes are super easy to make and add an instant festive pop of color to your holiday party. Prepping the ice cubes takes only about 5 minutes and the best part is you can prepare them days or even weeks in advance! All you need is an ice cube tray, some fresh fruit, berries, and herbs of your choosing.
Ingredients for festive ice cubes
The options for what ingredients to use are endless. Add your favorite fruits and berries and whatever goes best with the cocktail, mocktail, or punch you’re serving. If you’re wondering about what ingredients would fit the drink, it’s a good idea to pay attention to what the cocktail is typically garnished with. And of course, hues of red and green are a great start when making Christmas ice cubes. Here are a few festive ideas for ingredients:
Berries: raspberries, blueberries, lingonberries, cranberries, blackberries
Fruits: orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, pomegranate seeds
Herbs: rosemary, thyme, mint, basil, lemon balm
Other: edible flowers, edible glitter (great for New Year’s!)
How to make Christmas ice cubes
Follow these simple steps to prepare your ice cubes
Wash your fresh ingredients and slice or chop them if needed. We advise you to shop organic produce as always when it comes to cocktail decorations.
Add the ingredients at the bottom of the ice cube tray.
Fill the ice cube tray with water. If you want to avoid cloudy ice cubes, it’s a good idea to boil the water beforehand (let it cool to room temperature before filling the ice cube tray).
Freeze for at least 4 hours – the larger the cube the longer it takes. If you want to make more, remove the ice cubes from the tray and store in a freezer bag or container.