Botanical Ice Cubes - an easy way to add interest to drinks | The Pink Rose Bakery
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Botanical Ice Cubes

I just need to take a moment, because in one weeks time we will be in the last day of April. The. Last. Day. Wasn’t it Easter only a couple of weeks ago? Where did April go? I have no idea.

Botanical Ice Cubes - an easy way to add interest to drinks | The Pink Rose Bakery

It means that my birthday will be just under a month away and I thought I had ages until that happened. Which also means that we are almost almost half way through the year. Jeepers creepers, someone pass me the pause button. I had plans, none of which I have done yet. I better get a move on.

In the meantime, let’s look at some pretty ice cubes to take our minds off it.

Botanical Ice Cubes - an easy way to add interest to drinks | The Pink Rose Bakery

This idea is absolutely nothing new, the internet is awash with them. But I wanted to make some, so . . .

It is an easy way to add some interest to drinks, because once the ice has melted you have pretty little flowers floating around in your drink.

Botanical Ice Cubes - an easy way to add interest to drinks | The Pink Rose Bakery

Also, you can tailor them to your favourite tipple. For example, I put some mint leaves and flowers in some, which would be perfect for this gin cocktail. The ones with small pieces of cucumber and basil leaves are perfect for . . . err . . . gin and tonic. I shouldn’t have started this because now I realise that I have made ice cubes with gin in mind, albeit subconsciously. Oh, wait, the ones with pansies in can go in any drink, any. Phew, saved it a little bit there.

Of course, you can put them in soft drinks too and there are limitless combinations of botanical additions – herbs, edible flowers, small pieces of fruit. Go wild.

To add extra interest you can use a shaped ice-cube tray. No uniform cubes here.

Botanical Ice Cubes - an easy way to add interest to drinks | The Pink Rose Bakery

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