Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman
Looking to take your Christmas cocktails up a notch, this year?
Well, you might be interested to know that Marks and Spencer has just released a nifty new product that’ll make your tipples look so professional your guests will think you’ve ordered them in…
Introducing their brand new giant cocktail ice balls…
Of course, it’s worth noting that you could very well make globe ice balls yourself at home if you’ve got the right sized mould (there are some good ones online here.)
But this Marks and Spencer offering is perfect if you’re short of freezer space (which many of us are in the run-up to the holidays.)
The chunky ice balls cost £3 and are slow melting, so you don’t have to worry about your drink getting watery.
Not only that but they keep your drink chilled, and look a treat, too.
Reacting as the new product was shared on food blog New Foods UK, it’s safe to say a lot of people thought they seemed like a rather handy purchase.
“Need for Christmas !!!,” said one, tagging a friend in the comments.
Whilst another wrote: “This is PERFECT for our cocktails.”
“Best things I’ve ever seen in my life,” said a third (who knew ice could evoke such enthusiasm?!)
As a fourth quipped: “These were made for me.”
If you’re thinking about using an ice ball this Christmas, it’s worth noting that they suit some drinks more than others.
You’re not going to get the best results using them in drinks with lots of mixer, like Mojitos and Pina Coladas.
It’s also worth considering the type of glass you’re serving your cocktail in – a Martini or a Margarita aren’t going to be great fits for a big cube of ice, either.
However, they’re perfect for the likes of whisky, an Old Fashioned and a Negroni, which contain a high volume of spirit and less dilution.
Brb, we’re off to stock up immediately..