5 ICE CUBE HACKS TO UP YOUR GIN GAME

by | Jul 12, 2021 | General

The weather has had us all kinds of confused recently! However, this week is set to see the return of summer with a scorcher of a weekend coming up! Get your ice trays ready – you’re going to need them!

If you’re yet to experiment with ice hacks, we’re on hand to give you a few ideas to jazz up your gin. Not only will these simple ideas keep your gin super cool, they’ll also look damn pretty and are a sure-fire way to impress your friends at your next garden party!

FROZEN RASPBERRIES

Love yourself a pink gin? These are super easy – grab your favourite berry garnishes (think red fruits such as raspberries and strawberries), pop them into your ice cube tray, top up with water and freeze. Not only will these look great, but as the ice and fruit dissolve, your gin will infuse with the berry flavours. These little babies make the perfect garnish to a floral and fruity gin,

5 ICE CUBE HACKS TO UP YOUR GIN GAME

Lemon & lime WEDGES

If you’re anything like us, you hate waste. So many times we find half a mouldy lime or lemon sitting in the back of the fridge that could have had a home in our scrumptious gin! To cut down on waste, simply cut your lime or lemon wedges into small wedges and freeze with boiled water in your ice trays. You can also simply slice your limes and lemons and freeze them without water – the perfect garnish and drink cooler in one!

5 ICE CUBE HACKS TO UP YOUR GIN GAME

EDIBLE FLOWERs

Guaranteed to get lots of ‘ooohhs’ and ‘ahhhhs’ as you serve up to your friends – these beautiful floral ice cubes are super simple, yet so beautiful! They work really well in floral gins (try elderflower) and not only do they look gorgeous, but will add flavour to your gin, too.

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CRYSTAL CLEAR ICE

There’s nothing better than being served an ice cold G&T with crystal clear cubes. You’ve probably wondered how your favourite bars and restaurants get their ice so clear – us too. It’s actually pretty simple. Boil the kettle (twice) to get rid of all the gas from your water – let it cool, then freeze. Your gin game just got so much cooler.

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HERBY CUBES

Love a gin basil smash but never have any basil in the house? Enjoy a rosemary garnish with your London Dry but never seem to have any in your garden?! Grab a packet of fresh herbs from your local supermarket and freeze them using cooled boiled water. Elevate your cocktails in seconds!

5 ICE CUBE HACKS TO UP YOUR GIN GAME

Enjoy these quick ice hacks and share your creations with us on Instagram or Facebook. Let us know your favourite using #littleginandrumco.

Need a gin that works with your fantastic cube-creations? Check out the Queen Cleo range.

With an estimated 145 million Valentine’s Day cards sent every year, why not impress your Valentine with something a little bit different.  

Choose from one of our Valentine’s themed cocktails, a French Kiss or All You Need Is Love.  Show your Valentine how much you care and earn yourself a few brownie points with these impressively tasty cocktails. 

 

French kiss

A combo of our Queen Cleo London Dry with Vermouth and Dubonnet for an easy to make but deliciously boozy cocktail. 

you’ll need

  • Ice
  • A lowball glass 
  • Lemon to garnish

INGREDIEntS

STEP 1

Add ice to your lowball glass.

STEP 2

Add all ingredients to the glass.  

STEP 3 

Stir briefly.

STEP 4

Garnish with a lemon garnish (get creative if you can). 

STEP 5

Enjoy! 

All You need is love

We are a big fan of sloe gin and you’ll often see it on our bars as a Sloe Royale served with Prosecco.  Our friends at Multum Gin Parvo make a particularly delicious one and we highly recommend their Sloe Dance Gin. 

you’ll need

  • Ice
  • A cocktail shaker 
  • A martini glass
  • Haribo heart to garnish

INGREDIEntS

STEP 1

Chill your martini glass. 

STEP 2

Add all the ingredients to the cocktail shaker with lots of ice. 

STEP 3 

Shake vigorously and then double strain into the martini glass. 

STEP 4

Drop a Haribo heart into the glass as a hidden surprise. 

STEP 5

Enjoy! 

You can find our other cocktail recipes here.

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HERE’S OUR STORY

After 4 years of being together we never thought that we would one day be in business together. Who knew where a simple text message could lead….

It all started with a conversation with Nicola at one of The Little Gin and Rum Company’s events in Leeds. Amy sent a message to Ian saying “Do you fancy buying a gin and rum company?” and the wheels were set in motion.

OUR BACKGROUND

IAN:

“As a sales professional travelling the UK and the world, I have made travelling and alcohol my thing.  With over 20 years experience supplying the hospitality industry with software and e-learning, I can’t wait to start sharing Queen Cleo Spirits with the industry I love.  You’ll usually find me with my favourite Queen Cleo Rum with ginger ale.”

AMY:

“Where Ian loves sales, I love marketing and as a digital marketing trainer and professional public speaker, I always have a lot to say.  When Nicola and Emma started virtual events in lockdown, I jumped at the opportunity to talk about gin and rum and nearly 200 events later, I still love it.  Old Tom is my favourite tipple and I’ll even drink it neat with just a cube of ice and a squeeze of lime.”

THE FUTURE

Nicola and Emma have created a gin and rum legacy and we are honoured to take it into the future.   

We can’t wait to share our plans with you and we promise to make Queen Cleo proud. 

You know our favourite Queen Cleo drinks and we’d love to know yours.  Share them with us on Instagram #littleginandrumco.