One of my favorite blogs and online magazines for party inspiration is The Party Dress. They just launched their holiday issue and it does not disappoint, especially in the cocktail department. This issue featured a Fizzy Fig champagne cocktail, which uses home-made fig, pepper and vanilla sugar cubes. I bookmarked this cocktail recipe for the future, but I was also interested in how simple it sounded to make custom flavored sugar cubes using flavored syrups. I followed The Party Dress' recipe for the flavored sugar cubes and simply switched out the fig syrup for Rose syrup to make these dainty pink sugar cubes which went perfectly with this Friday's recipe....
I was really happy with how the taste of sugar cubes came out, but they weren't as clean aesthetically as I would have hoped. To me the charm of sugar cubes are the clean square lines which mine did not have. I think these would actually work better if you used a candy mold or perhaps pressed the top with an additional layer of parchment. A bit of advice- you absolutely must use allow these to "dry" for 3 to 4 hours otherwise the cubes completely fall apart.
Also I am guest blogging over on Sweet Nothings today about my "favorite find" so go check it out right here and have a great weekend!