Perhaps not practical for everyday use, garnished ice cubes can still add flavor and flair to drinks at your next party.
What exactly are garnished ice cubes? They're ice cubes enhanced in a variety of ways, such as making them out of juice or encasing a fruit complementary to the liquid surrounding it. How to go about making them? Over at the how-to and household tips blog TipNut, there's a handy guide:
Maraschino cherries, one to each cube, are very appropriate for garnishing. They can be frozen in plain or appropriately tinted cubes. Lemon juice and lemon slices are also desirable additions.
When fruits are to be frozen in the cubes, fill the tray one-third full with water, then partially freeze. Add the fruit then freeze. This will hold the fruit in position. Then add water until the tray is about three-fourths full and finish freezing.
you want to keep the punch or other drinks you're serving from getting watered down, make the ice cubes with some of the base juices and fruits the drinks are made of. For more tips, including how to get crystal clear ice cubes, check out the rest of the article below.