Chill your drinks with frozen fruit #Food#beverages#fruits#great-ideas August 17 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits There's nothing like an icy drink on a hot day… except when the drink gets all watered down from the ice. A cool trick you can try is to freeze some fresh fruit to chill your drinks. The fruit doesn't melt and water the drink down, it looks fancy-pants for parties, and best of all, the drink takes on a little bit of the fruity taste. The more you refill the drink, the fruitier it becomes. You also get a bonus healthy snack at the end of the drink. Pick a fruit that blends with whatever you're drinking, like pineapple for tropical drinks, or berries for iced tea or lemonade. I chose some big, fat strawberries for my pink lemonade. It will give you the effect of those special "infusion" pitchers that have a tube to hold fruit. Garnish with a sprig of mint or basil and you might start thinking you're at a spa — especially if you're drinking cocktails (with infused vodka!) Check out more of our favorite drinks and beverage hacks. Chug-a-lug! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS How to pull off free-hand stenciled wall art NEXT Craft a magnetic table in a few steps — perfect for doctor's visits or road trips Show/Hide comments [ 3 ] We used to do this with champagne and frozen strawberries in a punch bowl on New Year's Eve. Bonus: it makes the champagne taste better and nobody has to know you bought the cheap stuff. 2 agree Reply I love using frozen mango for this. Sangria is one of my favorite things for this very reason. I love eating the boozy fruit at the end. Reply I do this with frozen blueberries and seltzer water. Also, using a combination of cucumbers, lemons, and strawberries with this in regular water tastes *fantastic*. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Participate in this conversation via e-mail No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.