Shake Things Up: Crafty Cocktails with Ice Molds and Syrups!

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Crafty Cocktails with Ice Molds and Syrups

Get excited to go on a flavor-filled journey as we dive into the world of crafty cocktails (or mocktails)! Today, we're sharing three recipes that will up your libation game using the magical combination of our ice molds and exquisite cocktail syrups that you can find right here in our gift shop!

These recipes are perfect for impressing your guests at a swanky soirée, hosting an intimate gathering with friends, or simply treating yourself to a deserved escape from the ordinary.

So, grab your shakers and let us show you some new tasty drinks that are delicious, refreshing and, most importantly, Instagram-worthy! Together, we'll discover how ice molds and artisan syrups can transform your cocktail/mocktail experience into a work of art. Cheers to unique flavors, making unforgettable Summer memories, and the joy of savoring life's little pleasures, one sip at a time!

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This cocktail combines so many things we love and gives us a chance to try out the Hibiscus Cardamom and Rose Cordial Portland Syrups. With Hendrick’s gin, which is a Scottish gin, that’s actually flavored with rose petals and cucumber, so it’s a good paring with the rose syrup. All the flavors in this drink are evident, from the cardamom, to the rose, and the citrus.


2 oz Hendrick's Ginan airline sized bottle is just the right amount

1 oz ruby red grapefruit juice

1 oz lemon juice

1/2 oz Rose Cordial simple syrup

1/2 oz Hibiscus Cardamom simple syrup (alternate: 1 cardamom podif you want to intensify the flavor, toast in a dry pan for a couple of minutes)

2 dashes Peychaud's Bitters

Petal ice cube mold

To make: If you choose to use the cardamom pod, first put the cardamom pod in a cocktail shaker and gently crush it. Give it just enough pressure to crack the pod and a few of the inner seeds. Add the ingredients and then shake well with ice. Strain over the Petal ice cube into a rocks glass and garnish with a rose petal. Serve!



The Summer in Arandas cocktail allows for a tequila blanco flavor profile to expand even further with the earthiness and sweetness of watermelon, delicate notes of flowers, and hint of salt. 


1.5 parts blanco tequila

4 watermelon cubes (approximately 1.5 inches by 1.5 inches)

1 part fresh lime juice

0.5 part elderflower liqueur

0.25 part simple syrup

Tiny ice cubes

To make: Muddle the watermelon cubes. Add the rest of the ingredients. Shake vigorously with plenty of ice. Double strain into a rocks glass with fresh tiny ice cubes. Garnish with a salted watermelon cube, and serve!  




And finally, this has become my newest, favorite after-dinner drink. I was introduced to it by my friend while traveling with her in Italy this Summer. Amaro Montenegro is a traditional amaro distilled in Bologna, Italy. It is made from a secret blend of 40 botanicals including vanilla, orange peels and eucalyptus.

To make: For this very deliciously simple cocktail, you just need a glass, a slow melting fancy ice cube, and a decent pour of Amaro Montenegro. Garnish with an orange if you feel inspired!


Amaro Montenegro cocktail

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