How about a little something different today? I’m so tapped out with all the horrible stories coming at me from every direction…I’m feeling kind of uninspired. I’m also suffering from insomnia which, in itself, hasn’t been a bad thing; I’ve been writing fiction and getting better at it. Perhaps soon I will feel ready to share some of it…
But today, let’s talk about drinks. Spiked drinks. 🙂
I’m not actually talking about alcoholic beverages, although this idea would suit for that purpose too.
Here’s the thing. I like water or sparking water but it gets kind of boring after a while. So I add things like lemon, or lime to my H2O.
With summer and the heat though, I usually also add ice. So, instead of slicing up limes every time I want to flavour my beverages, then add ice cubes to my glass, I thought I could combine the idea.
I decided to freeze lime slices with a bit of lime juice mixed with water. I bought some extra ice cube trays at the Dollar Store for this purpose.
I love these handy little flavoured ice cubes in my sparkling water or wine spritzers.
My kids like them too and always steal them for their own fuzzy drinks. So I made some variations.
I made a tray of lemon cubes, and another of frozen raspberries. My girl child likes to pop the berry ones into her lemonade.
Sometimes, fresh peaches get a little soft. They too get sliced up and frozen. Or I just get a bag of frozen peaches.
Popping frozen fruit into a rose, or sparkling wine not only keeps your drink cold, it enhances its flavour. And, most importantly, these cubes don’t dilute the drink…
It’s so easy to make and so handy when you need a little boost.
Lime is my favorite.