Frozen Colored Ice for Cocktails

Food & Beverage

Sean @ Make: Online writes:

I love it when people get really, really serious about the preparation of drinks. Beverage and spirits writer Camper English is such a person. He has done some interesting experiments with freezing large pieces of crystal-clear ice at home (he reports boiling it first does not work), and freezing bottles of liqueur inside large blocks of it. His latest brainchild is this ice cube with a pocket of food color frozen inside, which is slowly released as the ice melts. The potential permutations on this trick are numerous: different colors in different cubes, different colors in the same cube, colors that react with citric acid in the drink and fade awhile after being released, etc., etc.


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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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