Infused Ice Cubes ft Junip Organics
Saturday, 19th August, 2017
So when I recently stumbled across on Instagram account for natural fruit infusers I jumped at the chance to work with them.
Junip Organics launched this year (2017) creating a product that (I think) fills a gap in the market. Their all-natural and organic fruit infusers add a squeeze of flavour into your glass of water, a hint of extract into baked goodies or for me an extra little something in my G&T. Made from hand-picked fruit, herbs and spices there are no additives, no added sugar, no artificial or unhealthy ingredients. Their products simply add a squeeze of nature into whatever you wish.
Of course I chose flavours that I’d typically use as garnishes in gin because think about it… I can add the flavour of a garnish without having to pop to the shops. So when I’m wanting a spontaneous cocktail or a simple G&T (although garnishes look pretty) I can ‘pimp it up’ by adding a few drops of the Junip Organics infuser and voila!
My next thought after choosing those flavours was creating ‘Infused Ice Cubes’. Something fun or what some people would call ‘Pinterest worthy’ that can look pretty in your G&T, add a little something extra to glass of water or spice up a jug of punch. For me I wanted to add fruit, citrus and herbs that not only matched the flavours but complimented them. So with the Basil infuser I added strawberries and basil leaves, with the Rosemary I added rosemary and lemon peel and with the blueberry I added just the berries.
The flavours of the infusers are intense yet soft and natural. They pack enough punch to infuse but not over power so I only added half water, half infuser to the ice cube tray.
Once popped into a G&T (or any other drink) the ice slowly melts, releasing a subtle flavour and dispersing the garnishes. It’s almost too pretty to drink!
(*) Disclaimer: As part of this review I was gifted the Junip Organics infusers however all opinions are my own