Recipe

How to make fruity adults-only cocktail ice blocks

Cheers to these adults-only, alcohol spiked ice blocks! Try our favourite cocktail inspired recipes including strawberry and champagne, plum and cider or orange and cointreau. A must-try for summer!

By Jo Wilcox
  • 15 mins preparation
  • 24 hrs marinating
  • Makes 6
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Ingredients

Strawberry and Champagne
  • 8 large ripe strawberries, hulled
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 2 cup Champagne or sparkling wine
Plum and cider
  • 4 fresh or tinned plums, stones removed
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 2 cup plum- or berry-flavoured cider (this recipe used Good George)
  • edible flowers
Orange and Cointreau
  • 3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoon Cointreau
  • 6 thin slices orange

Method

Strawberry and Champagne
  • 1
    Whizz 6 strawberries and sugar until smooth and puréed. Transfer to a jug and top up with the Champagne, stir well and spoon off any excess bubbles. Slice remaining strawberries and place 2-3 slices in each ice-block mould. Pour Champagne mixture into ice-block moulds and freeze for about 1 hour then insert an ice-block stick into the centre of each and freeze overnight or until set.
Plum and cider
  • 2
    Whizz the plums with the caster sugar until smooth and puréed. Transfer to a jug and top up with the cider, stir well and spoon off any excess bubbles. Place an edible flower in the base of each ice-block mould. Pour the cider mixture into the moulds and freeze for about 1 hour then insert an ice-block stick in the centre of each and freeze overnight or until set.
Orange and Cointreau
  • 3
    Combine the orange juice and Cointreau in a jug and stir well. Place a slice of orange in each ice-block mould (bend it around the mould if necessary) and pour in the juice mix. Freeze for at least 1 hour then insert an ice-block stick in the centre of each and freeze overnight or until set.

Notes

  • Makes at least 6 of each flavour. - You can strain the orange juice if you prefer it without the pulp.

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