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    Updated on Jun 17, 2020. Posted on Jun 15, 2020

    These Jumbo Ice Molds Are My Most Important Tool For Making Cocktails At Home

    Forget fancy bar tools. These giant ice cubes are a game-changer when it comes to making cocktails at home.

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    I've gotten into a handful of new hobbies during quarantine from watercoloring to sourdough bread-making, but above all, I've become obsessed with making cocktails at home.

    And if there's a single product that's helped me make delicious drinks at home, it's these jumbo spherical ice cube molds ($13.89).

    Two sets if jumbo ice cube molds — one spherical and one square — with frozen cubes.
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    The set of two ice cube trays includes two spherical molds and six square molds. Unlike normal ice cubes that quickly melt and leave your drink tasting watered down, these giant ice cubes keep your cocktail delightfully cold, and they remain intact while you sip.

    A wet bar with bottles of alcohol and two sets of jumbo ice cube molds-- one spherical and one square.
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    The square molds take about two seconds to fill up and place in the freezer. The spherical cubes take a little bit more finesse in order to make them perfectly shaped, but the set comes with a funnel to make filling them up easier.

    A jumbo spherical ice cube in a cocktail glass.
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    The cubes take a few hours to freeze, so I often make a batch, remove the cubes, and store them in plastic bags in my freezer so I have lots to work with. Because they are made of flexible silicone, the giant ice cubes quickly come right out of the molds with no fuss.

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    From negronis to margaritas and everything in between, these simple ice cube molds instantly make my cocktail creations taste better. And not to mention the jumbo ice cubes make any basic DIY drink look fancier too.

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    Even if you're making mocktails or nonalcoholic drinks, these jumbo ice cubes still make a world of difference when it comes to both taste and presentation.

    A mocktail garnished with pineapple and mint with a jumbo ice cube.
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    If you're looking for some cocktail inspiration to put your jumbo ice cubes to use, here are a bunch of five-or-so ingredient drinks you can whip up in no time.

    Holding a negroni outside with blue skies in the background.
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    Oh, and if you're looking for an easy and affordable last-minute Father's Day gift, I'm sure dad would appreciate some jumbo ice cube molds for his whiskey.

    An Old-Fashioned whiskey cocktail with a jumbo ice cube inside of the glass.
    Russell via Amazon / Via amazon.com

    And if you don't want to take my word for these ice cube molds, the reviews speak for themselves. After all, they have a 4.3 rating on Amazon from over 1,700 reviews.

    "I got these for my husband and for my father as early Father's Day gifts. They both love them. These ice cubes make their drinks look like high-end cocktails from a fancy bar. They are easy to fill and use! It was a great purchase." —Michelle

    "These ice trays are great! I especially love the round ones. They keep your drink very cold and take a long time to melt. The trays are easy to fill and they do not take up much room in the freezer." —Lisa W.

    Get a set of two Ticent silicon ice cube trays from Amazon for $13.98.

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