Chill your drinks with frozen fruit

Updated Oct 12 2015

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!)

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  1. 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. 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.

  3. 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*.

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