Ice cubes DIY - with spring blossom
A summer refresher, made even more irresistible. Hands us who likes a gin in the evenings out in the garden - well that was a stupid question.
To celebrate the approaching summer I've made some thirst quenching gins with these irresistible floral ice cubes
They couldn't be easier to make...
Spring blossom + Gin + Tonic, I know what you're thinking - an unbeatable companion for sure
With the blossom not sticking around for long now is the time to seize the moment. You can always keep them in the freezer for later on in the summer.
First you'll need to go out in search of your blooms. Depending what's out at the time, you should be able to find a few different colours to mix up, but the flowers will need to be small enough to fit in an ice cube mould.
I confess I'm no expert on anything horticultural so I picked some familiar looking blossom with the smallest flowers I could find (mostly elderflower, hawthorn and forget me not flowers which I knew wouldn't be poisonous).
Back at home you'll need to soak them in water to clean them and get them looking their best.
Dish out and freeze
Then all you need to do is drop a few individual flowers into each ice cube mould and gently fill with water before freezing.
Next…reward yourself for allll of that hard work; pour yourself a G&T and add your ice cubes. Get your pals round, pray for sun, sit back and feet up.
If you want to try some more ambitious, seasonal DIY's take a look at my Country & Seasonal posts for some inspiration.