Friday, July 03, 2009
i get it from my mother...
...this insane compulsion to run with a theme. I blame her entirely for sending me the star-shaped ice trays last year. While they are fun enough as just regular ice, they do beg for some oomph...

We're having a cookout here for the 4th, and while I have grand visions of hostessness, most of them will not come true. But the ice can and will! Imagine a cool glass of seltzer, or a refreshing G&T. Yes, both quite nice. And yes, they both need something a bit colorful and citrusy...



I mixed about a tablespoon of lemon or lime juice with 1/2 cup of water and two drops of food coloring (red for lemon, blue for lime) and froze the mixture in the star ice trays (but this would be almost as cool with cubes). My hands got a bit Lady MacBeth when I handled them, so I think tongs are in order for guests. But a few of them in a glass adds just a bit of color and a hint of lemon/lime. Beautiful!

OK, off to make some more...

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