Pink petite roses and fresh raspberries frozen into cubes of distilled water to add a touch of posh to your favorite beverage. I chose to pair these cubes with Rhubarb flavored DRY Soda (that just happens to come in a pretty pink bottle.) Did I mention it comes in a pink bottle? Not only that, but the soda is local to Seattle (fitting) all natural, and complements the fruit and floral notes of the cubes beautifully.
1 gallon of Distilled water
6–12 fresh rinsed raspberries
6–8 petite pink/white roses (look for organics free of pesticides) Check Trader Joes, Whole foods, or other local organic stores. You can also use home grown.
1 large block silicone ice cube tray (6 cavities) or a regular sized cube tray will do
Boil 3 cups of distilled water and allow it to completely cool (this will give your cubes a crystal clear look)
While water is cooling prep your flowers. Remove the blooms from the stem and soak them in water. Allow to soak for 10-15 minutes to remove any residue.
Pull roses from water and remove some of the petals.
Place a few single petals and raspberries into each ice cube cavity. You can switch up the design of each cube by adding a few white rose petals, or an entire bloom to the cavities.
Pour cooled distilled water over the top of each tray and fill about half way full.
Place in the freezer until frozen solid.
Remove from freezer and pour remaining distilled water over the cubes and continue to freeze until they’ve turned into cubes.