July 4th Fruit Ice Champagne Cocktails
Fruit puree ice cubes shaped like stars are added to champagne or sparkling wine for an easy and festive July 4th cocktail.
I found this stars ice tray at Sur La Table and I immediately knew I wanted to try making these cocktails. Of course you can use regular ice cube trays as well, but stars are just so much fun!
I’ve always enjoyed added fruit puree to champagne for brunch or an afternoon champagne cocktail and this is a similar idea but with a prettier presentation.
The fruit ice cubes are made out of fruit puree. Once they melt, they just add fruit puree to the champagne, giving them a little color and sweetness. The fruit cubes also help to keep the champagne chilled.
July 4th Champagne Cocktails
- 1 cup fresh strawberry halves (for red ice) or fresh blueberries (for dark purple ice)
- 1-2 tbsp water
- 1 bottle champagne or sparking wine
- In a blender, add strawberries and 1 tbsp water. Blend on highest speed until smooth. If needed, add more water so that the blender can properly puree the berries. If you are making the blueberry version, add blueberries and water and blend until smooth (it's okay if there are still little skin pieces, but you do want them to be quite small.)
- Pour into ice cube molds (leaving a little room on the top for them to expand when they freeze) and freeze until set. I froze mine overnight. Right before serving, add ice to glasses and pour champagne over the ice.
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