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How to Make Cocktail-Filled Ice Balls

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The holidays are a magical time, so they deserve a magical cocktail. If you really want to impress your friends, go one better than your best glassware and serve up this surprisingly easy but totally wow-worthy, cocktail-filled ice ball. Now what's cooler than being cool? Ice cold!

Cocktail-Filled Ice Ball

Original Recipe

How to Make Cocktail-Filled Ice Balls


  1. 4-ounce spherical ice cube, hollowed out
    1 1/2 ounces Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
    1 ounce pomegranate juice
    3/4 ounce cherry juice
    1/4 ounce lemon juice
    Dash simple syrup
    1 sprig rosemary for garnish


1. Make the ice ball: Fill a spherical ice mold with water and freeze for two-and-a-half hours. Pop out of the mold, carefully drill a hole through the surface, then remove the water from inside with a syringe.

2. Make the cocktail: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the vodka, juices, and simple syrup. Shake vigorously, and strain into a lowball glass.

3. Assemble the cocktail: Using the syringe again, carefully fill the ice ball with cocktail. Serve it in a coupe glass, garnished with the rosemary. Crack* (a gentle tap should do it) and drink!

*Use caution when hitting the ice ball, since breaking the glass could result in injury.