People Are Freezing Slices Of Lemon And Limes For Their G&Ts
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We all know that ice is a necessary addition to our drinks in summer, and with a new heatwave on its way this weekend, gin and tonic lovers are wisely beginning to fill up those trays and prepare slices of lime.
But what if there was a clever hack to do both at once?
We've just been alerted to the fact that the wise people of the internet are saving themselves a whole lot of time and effort by simply pre-freezing their fruit slices to make delicious citrusy ice cubes.
And to be honest, we don't know why we've never thought of it before.
We first spotted this hack in the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group, after it emerged that Iceland was selling pre-chopped wedges in their freezer section - inspiring many shoppers to try it for themselves at home.
The genius of this technique is three-fold. Firstly, you save space in your freezer and secondly, you've got extra room in your glass for more gin.
Thirdly, once the lime melts, your drink isn't watered down, as it would be with ice. Instead, it's nicely chilled and infused with a that all-important limey flavour. Genius.
You could freeze limes for G&Ts, orange slices for your Aperol Spritz or even simply lemon for your Coca-Cola.
We can only apologise if you've been doing this the whole time (you are truly too clever for this world) but this is news to us and it would be plain wrong if we didn't share it.
We've been throwing frozen berries in our prosecco for years now, so we're not sure how we never thought of this! Still, better late than never...
If you do want to stick to your trusty ice cubes, you better make sure you're using your tray right.
You might have wondered what the little flat areas in-between the moulds on your ice cube tray are for, but it turns out they serve a very important purpose.
The revelation was shared by TikTok user @4jmjcbitxh, who said: "Am I just dumb or did nobody else know this either?
"These little flat spots on ice cube trays are where you're meant to fill in the water."
Demonstrating how it's done, the TikTok user simply poured water from the tap directly onto the flat area, and showed how it filled up all four moulds in the section equally.
Glad we're all swotted up on the most effective ways to freeze stuff.