With the slew of parties coming up between now and the New Year, we're looking forward to warming up from the inside out with a chilly adult beverage. And when it comes to perfect cocktails, there's one highly important detail: the ice. With a little creative reuse, you've got the tools at hand for the perfect ice cubes. Don't turn straight to ordinary ice cube trays or the stuff that comes out of the freezer door, not for a special occasion. But there's no need for special equipment, either; try one of these everyday containers for unique, perfect ice cubes.
For small cubes: a mini brownie or muffin silicone tray is perfect for small cubes, which will slip out perfectly square or round! Just right for gin and tonic, or just shaking a dirty martini.
For giant cubes, try using one of these plastic goat cheese container. Enjoy the cheese first, a few days before your event, and save the container to make a few rounds of giant cubes, perfect for icing down whisky or eggnog.
Have any other household ideas for perfect ice cubes? Do share!
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