Skip to main content

Flavor Infused Ice Cubes Make Cocktails Easy Thanks to Herb & Lou’s

Infused Ice Cubes Herb & Lous
After a long day of doing guy stuff, sometimes you’re just too tired to make a cocktail. Maybe your arms are dead from axe-throwing, or you spent all day hiking some intense trails just outside your city. Either way, the last thing you want to do is take the time to make up a cocktail while you relax for the evening. You just wish getting a cocktail was a simple as one, two, three. Well, with Herb & Lou’s Infused Ice Cubes you still have to do some work (pouring your spirit, putting infused ice cubes in it), but the actual work of making it into a cocktail has gone away.

According to their site, the recipes for these infused ice cubes come from one of the creators, Reid Rosenthal’s (yes, the one from The Bachelorette, if any of you out there watch it) grandfather, Herb, who made pre-batched drinks with his good friend Lou (sans liquor because they wanted to party more than they wanted to make drinks all night).

Related Videos

Sounds like they knew how to work smarter, not harder, if you ask us.

The grandsons of both Herb and Lou, decades later, resurrected their grandfathers’ recipes and turned them into these infused ice cubes.

Herb & Lou’s Infused Ice Cubes come in three different flavors, each geared toward a specific spirit. But, depending on what sort of drink you want to make, you can play around with flavor combinations (Have some extra añejo tequila sitting around and no whiskey? Boom, new cocktail).

Infused Ice Cube Herb & Lous

The Clyde was imagined for vodka and tequila and is a blend of peach and Benedictine-inspired herbs and artisanal bitters. Also designed for vodka or tequila (or gin, if you ask us), the Cecile is cucumber and watermelon with clover honey and thyme. The third flavor, the Cooper, is aimed at bourbon and is a blood orange and ginger Old Fashioned cube. While the Clyde and Cecile are named after people, the Cooper is named after Herb’s dog.

To use them, all you need to do is freeze the individual cubes (or just freeze a whole tray knowing you’re going to want more than one cocktail). Once frozen, pop the cube out of its package into your spirit of choice and stir or shake it up. That’s it. You’re done. Cocktail City: population you.

Next time we’re tired, or just feeling lazy, we know we’re reaching for—after the whiskey, of course.

Editors' Recommendations

How to make Ranch Water the right way for a day-drinking gem
Looking for a refreshing beverage suitable for functional day-drinking? Search no more, ranch water is here.
Refreshing Cold Tequila Ranch Water Cocktail with Lime.

If there was ever a beverage built for day drinking, it's Ranch Water. The simple cocktail, born in Texas, can take the sting out of the hottest days and refresh you to the core, without knocking you out with an abundance of alcohol.

We're still hibernating our way through winter but the days are getting longer and, soon enough, the warmth will return. When that happens, you'd be wise to have some Ranch Water on hand for you and yours. Lighter than a Margarita and far more interesting than plain water, the drink resides in a happy middle ground. Better, it'll tackle your thirst and keep you functional.

Read more
This is how to make an Irish coffee like a pro bartender
The Irish Coffee is a classic drink for the ages — here are some great recipes
irish coffee

The Irish Coffee is a classic drink that's outlasted any number of trends and movements within the cocktail industry. Better, it's open to all kinds of interpretation, meaning you can mix a different version up each time you feel in the mood. And since we're still in winter's cold grip, the core ingredients of warm coffee and whiskey are even more appealing.

Of the many great hot cocktails and whiskey cocktails on the menu, the Irish Coffee has a big and deserved following. It's an old beverage showing no signs of slowing down, originally concocted in northern Europe to take on the many grey days of the offseason. We love it around St. Patrick's Day as well as late in the evening, with decaf plugged into the equation for an ideal nightcap cocktail.

Read more
Colombian or Kona coffee: Which is the superior drink?
Colombian or Kona coffee: Sweet and spicy, or rich and chocolatey? Which do you prefer?
Ways to Make Coffee

If you're anything of a coffee connoisseur, you're well aware that coffee beans come from coffea plants, which is grown all around the world. Depending on your preference of flavor, boldness, and acidity, you may already have a preferred location from where your coffee originates. Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Honduras, and Vietnam all grow a delicious bean. And while all of these types and their rich, complex flavors are worth exploring, the two coffee varieties that people seem to be the most drawn to at the moment are Kona and Colombian.

While there are over 120 varieties of coffea plant, and each makes its own unique bean, coffee beans are usually broken down into four categories of flavor: Arabica, Robusta, Liberica, and Excelsa.

Read more