Its Grand Final day and I’m getting ready for a barbecue with friends and family. I made these last night, and I’m so pleased with the result I just had to post them. I nicked the idea from Jamie Oliver, who does this with bottles of vodka. The flower idea was mine, inspired by the gorgeous spring flowers in my neighbourhood, which I collected on a little walk to a friend’s house yesterday. Aren’t they beautiful?
To make them, get a soft drink bottle that is larger and wider than the wine (or vodka, gin or whatever) bottle and cut the top off. I use these cheap food storage containers that you can get at $2 shops, they are terrible for food storage but perfect for this. Put the bottle inside, pour water in until it almost reaches the top, then push down slices of citrus and herbs, or flowers if you like, as I have done. Freeze overnight. Run some warm water over the outside bottle until it slides away.