Remember last year when cocoa bombs were the “thing?” Chocolate shells filled with cocoa mix, marshmallows and sprinkles took over Pintrest and craft stores. When you’ve had your fill of hot cocoa bombs, reuse those molds for the next level in beverages -- cocktail bombs.
There are several different ways to go about it. First, there’s a frozen juice bomb. You can freeze juice and drop it into a fizzy drink, like Prosecco, for a bath bomb-like reaction.
As for combinations, think orange juice for the Prosecco or grapefruit juice in a tequila soda. All you need is a spherical ice cube mold and it's bombs away. This is a mixologist's dream, but you don't need an advanced bartending course to try this at home. You can get creative by mixing and matching different liquors and different types of fruit juices. Can your go-to cocktail mixer be frozen for a new twist on your favorite drink?
Then, there’s another approach. Tastemade has a recipe for Aperol Spritz bombs that are reminiscent of a bath bomb. Containing a bit of baking soda, the powder-based bombs fizz and dissolve in a drink. This recipe could be adapted for lots of different flavors beyond just orange. Perhaps a little Kool-Aid or Crystal Lite powder can be classed up in some sparkling wine? How about mint-lime balls in some soda and rum for an instant mojito?
If all else fails, you can buy ready-made drink bombs as well. My Drink Bomb has flavors from Pineapple Guava to Cherry Blossom, while Cocktail Bomb Shop has flavors like Raspberry Orange and Pina Colada. Some bombs have bits of edible glitter for an extra special sipper, while others have edible flowers bits and swirls. A garnish with ice and fresh fruit gives a professional presentation.
One other thing to note about these drinks mixers -- most are non-alcoholic. You add the booze in yourself. So, you can serve up a Blue Raspberry Bomb with seltzer to your kids instead of soda and juice. Plus, you can keep some on hand for teetotaler guests who would like a fun refreshment.
Whatever the case, your drink bombs don’t need to be limited to cocoa anymore. Whip up or buy a batch of your favorites and you’ll have quick drinks ready to go.