The holidays are just around the corner, which for us means we’ll be entertaining. A lot! And I like to be known as the hostess with the best food and drinks. I want people to flock to my house and get excited when they find out I’m hosting a gathering. This holiday I’m going to be trying out some new tips and tricks with beverages and one of them will be Herb & Lou’s Infused Ice Cubes.
Herb & Lou’s Infused Ice Cubes are these amazing little cubes filled with non-alcoholic ingredients that you freeze. In fact, you can keep them in the freezer ready to use for any time you feel like making a cocktail. When you’re ready to make a drink, simply take one of the frozen cube packets out of the freezer and toss it in a glass, pour in some liquor and you have yourself a cocktail! It is literally that easy.
How in the world did they come up with this? And who is this Herb and Lou? Those were two questions that came to my mind. These little ice cubes can turn anyone into a mixologist. No more sitting there measuring out mixes and reading a recipe from a little bartending book. Now you can let Herb & Lou guide you.
Herb & Lou created these recipes decades ago. They were in the military and traveled a lot which led to them being able to experience the finest natural ingredients from around the world. They took the knowledge they learned on their travels and created unique cocktails they shared with their friends. Then they came up with the idea of freezing the recipe base as ice cubes so all they would have to do is add a little liquor, shake or pour and serve! Not only did it taste wonderful, but it also saved them time and let them enjoy more time with their company.
All of this was recorded in a journal and kept in a safe in Herb’s basement. Until one day, when his grandson was cleaning Herb’s basement and found the book. Now, he’s made Herb and Lou’s recipes available for all of us to enjoy.
Currently, Herb & Lou’s Infused Ice Cubes come in 3 different styles.
The Clyde – Peach Cosmopolitan with Benedictine inspired herbs and artisanal bitters. Recommended to be served with Vodka or Tequila.
The Cecile – Watermelon, Cucumber Margarita with Clover honey and Thyme. Recommended to be served with Tequila or Vodka.
The Cooper – Blood-Orange Giner Old Fashioned. Recommended to be served with Bourbon.
Now, these may sound like odd names for a cocktail but if you head on over to Herb & Lou’s website you can read the story of how each herb-infused cocktail got its name. I’m not going to tell you any more than you have to check out for yourself.
You can find Herb & Lou’s Infused Ice Cubes at select liquor stores, there’s a handy store finder you can use to see if your local store carries them. Or you can order them online and have them shipped directly to your door.