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DIY : Vodka Ice Block

Martha never fails.  Today, I came across her instructions to create frozen vodka blocks.  A bottle of icy vodka makes a dramatic bar decoration when it's encased in a frozen layer of colorful flowers and fruit.  This is a very easy package that will bring a lot of punch to an afternoon cocktail party.


  • Place a full bottle into a fully opened cardboard half-gallon milk carton. 
  • Insert flowers or thinly sliced fruit around the bottle, filling one third of the carton, (Martha used nasturtiums, lemons, and limes).
  • Pour water into the container, just covering the fruit and flowers. 
  • Place the carton upright in the freezer. 
  • When the liquid is completely frozen, add another layer of fruit and very cold water, and freeze. 
  • Repeat, filling and freezing a third of the carton at a time, which prevents all the fruit and flowers from floating to the top until the water reaches the bottle's neck. 
  • Remove from the freezer when it's time to serve the vodka.
  • Cut away the milk carton with a utility knife, wrap a dinner napkin around the bottle's base, and serve the vodka with slices of lemon zest tied in knots.

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