DIY: Mint Ice Cubes || Perfect for Summer Cocktails
We are coming up on almost a year since we built the garden off the side of our dining room. While I haven’t been able to keep everything alive, almost all of the herbs survived! Mint has definitely been the easiest, but I've been finding it the hardest to find new uses for. I guess I was never really a huge mint fan in the past… Occasionally I would use it as a cocktail garnish or toss it in a Mediterranean salad - otherwise, I didn’t get too creative with it. So before summer is over, I wanted to try to put it to use for entertaining as a mini challenge to get more use out of this garden I've put so much work into!
The great part about making ice cubes is that it will preserve the mint, so I don’t have to worry about it going to waste. Plus, they will be ready to pop into any cocktail, a glass of sparkling water, or even freshen up my rosé whenever I am ready.
I kept my cubes simple with only mint. You can get more creative and pop in some fruit, fresh flowers, or other herbs + garnish from your garden. We used a mix of large and small trays to make sure we had an ice cube for each drink type.
Here are some ideas for using your minty ice cubes!
Pop them into your Moscow Mule to give it a little extra minty goodness
Use in lemonade or iced tea for a fresh new taste
Mix up your go-to margarita recipe
Add some extra minty-ness to your mojito
Mix into a pitcher of sangria for an unexpected pop of color
Use the mint ice cubes in a cooler of your drink of choice for a fun twist on boring ice
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This is such an easy way to elevate any gathering you might have planned.
What do you guys like to do with leftover herbs?
Images by Kimi Domino