Anti-Gravity Ice Sphere Cocktail

Anti-Gravity Ice Sphere Cocktail
Staff Writer

If you want to impress your party guests, and you don't mind getting a little creative in the kitchen, you'll definitely want to whip up this frozen shperical cocktail created by entertainment expert Mark Addison. The recipe itself is pretty complicated, but the result is a blue vodka snowball that will wow even your bartender friends!

1
Servings
672
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces orange vodka
  • 1 ounce Blue Curacao
  • 1.5 ounces lime juice
  • splash of grenadine
  • pop rocks
  • 3 ounces white cranberry juice

Directions

Rim a rocks glass with pop rocks

Fill the spherical ice mold base with water up to the maximum fill line and close the spherical ice mold with the silicone cap.

Place the spherical ice mold on a rack in the coldest area of your freezer, which is usually at the top.You want cold air to be able to circulate freely, so place it on a rack. Do not open the door frequently to keep it as cold as possible all the time.

The time you need to leave the spherical ice molds in the freezer will vary depending on how cold your freezer is. So you’ll have to test a few times until you find the optimal time to obtain an even ice wall thickness of about ¼ inch. In most freezers this could take between 2 and 3 hours.

Flip the ice sphere mold upside down halfway through the freezing process.

Remove the ice sphere mold from the freezer and with your fingers remove the frozen water that came out from the top hole of the mold as the ice expanded in the freezer.

Place the ice mold under cold tap water for 30 seconds so you can remove the silicone top easily. You can use slightly warm water but be careful because if it is too warm it will crack the ice. Leave the ice ball on its base, just remove the top.

Using a syringe with a long needle (2” or more) create a hole in the ice sphere by rotating the needle back and forth. You can also use a drill with a thin tip. Then, using the syringe, suck all the water from inside the hollow ice sphere. If the needle is not long enough to reach the bottom, just flip the sphere upside down and pull out the needle until it is close to the hole and you should be able to remove all the water.

Using your hands, remove the hollow ice sphere from the base of the mold and store it in the freezer until needed. Place them on a lint-free towel so they don’t move around.

Mix all the cocktail ingredients (minus the pop rocks) and shake them with ice until they are really cold. It is important that the cocktail is really cold or it will crack the ice and the hollow ice sphere will start leaking.

Remove the hollow ice sphere from the freezer. The small hole you made may be closed so you’ll have to reopen it with the needle or drill.

Slowly fill the hollow ice sphere with the chilled cocktail using the syringe.

Carefully place the ice sphere in an old fashioned glass. Don’t drop it in the glass or it may crack and start leaking. You can hold the glass sideways with one hand, with the bottom slightly up. With the other hand, slide the ice sphere against the side of the glass until it reaches the bottom and then turn the glass up again. There is no need to seal the hole if it is small enough. The liquid won’t come out as air can’t get in at the same time.

Use a muddler or small hammer to smash open the ice ball cocktail. Be careful not to break the glass!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
27g
39%
Sugar
49g
54%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
32mg
11%
Carbohydrate, by difference
91g
70%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
10µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
30mg
40%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
9µg
10%
Calcium, Ca
162mg
16%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
21µg
5%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
20mg
6%
Phosphorus, P
39mg
6%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
422mg
28%
Water
126g
5%

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.