Here’s an easy way to turn any cold drink into a July 4th drink: red, white (clear) and blue ice cubes.
You don’t have to purchase special star-shaped ice cubes trays, but they add to the fun. You can use whatever trays you have.
You can color ice for any occasion. McCormick even makes black ice cubes for Halloween! Ideas:
Orange and black ice cubes for Halloween
Fall leaf colors for Thanksgiving
Blue and white ice for Chanukah
Red and green ice for Christmas
Red and pink ice for Valentine’s Day
Green ice for St. Patrick’s Day
Yes, we do feel a bit silly providing the recipe for ice…but here it is:
RECIPE: COLORED ICE CUBES
Ice cube trays
1. MAKE one color at a time. First, measure the amount of water your ice cube tray holds. Fill the tray and pour the wanter into a glass measuring cup.
2. USE food color to tint the water to the desired color. Pour it into the ice cube tray(s) and freeze.
3. REMOVE the frozen ice to a storage bag, and repeat until you have the amount of ice that you need.
ADD colored fruit to conventional ice: raspberries and blueberries for July 4th, cranberries and rosemary sprigs for Christmas, strawberries, raspberries and/or pomegranate arils for Valentine’s Day, and so forth.
OTHER WAYS TO COLOR YOUR ICE
 Color your cubes for July 4th (photo courtesy MeetTheDubiens.com.  Three colors, one cube (photo courtesy OneMartiniAtATime.com).  You can make ice in any color (photo courtesy GlassShakenTogetherLife.com).
FREEZE the fruits, herbs or vegetables without the surrounding ice (i.e., just freeze the strawberries or use frozen strawberries, sliced peaches, etc.).
LAYER each ice cube with the colors. First freeze 1/2 or 1/3 of the individual cubes with one color; then add the second color. If you have the desire but not the patience, delegate the task to the kids.