A Festive Touch: Cranberry Ice Cubes

For Thanksgiving and other holiday gatherings, cranberry ice cubes are a simple yet eye-catching touch. Use them to add a pop of color to water, sodas, cocktails, or punches (like these fall sangrias).

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To make cranberry ice cubes: Bring filtered water to a boil and let it cool. (You can use regular tap water but the ice will be cloudy rather than clear.) Place cranberries in an ice cube tray, fill each compartment halfway with water, and place in the freezer. When frozen, top off with more water and return to the freezer.

Related: Easy, Pretty Party Drink: Striped Ice Cubes!

(Images: Martha Stewart; Better Homes and Gardens; Emily Ho)

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Emily Han (formerly Emily Ho) is a writer, recipe developer and educator on topics such as food preservation, wild food and herbalism. She is author of Wild Drinks and Cocktails (Fall 2015), co-founder of Food Swap Network and creator of Miss Chiffonade