Spherical Ice Cubes


Make balls of tinted ice to cool the cocktails.


  • Water

  • Aperitif or liqueur


  1. Mix 1 1/4 cups water with aperitif or liqueur (amount will depend on the desired color; see next step for measurements). Pour into the bottom piece of ball-shaped ice cube tray. Snap top on, and freeze until solid. Repeat to make additional balls.

  2. To make the colors shown, mix 1 1/4 cups water with:
    1. 2 teaspoons creme de cassis
    2. 1 tablespoon Aperol (a bitter orange liqueur)
    3. 1 tablespoon Galliano (an herbal liqueur)
    4. 1 tablespoon Creme Yvette (a violet liqueur)
    5. 3 teaspoons Aperol
    6. 2 teaspoons Creme Yvette
    7. 2 teaspoons Galliano
    8. 3 teaspoons creme de cassis

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