Awesome ice cube trays for your next party

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There's no easier way to spice up your drink than with uniquely shaped ice cubes.

As the icicles melt away outside, our drinks are looking a bit forlorn — the days of spiced cocktails, hot chocolate, and warming drinks are coming to an end as we look forward to the ice-cold drinks of spring and summer. And the best way to jazz up your iced drinks, whether a mocktail or cocktail, is with a fun shaped ice cube.

What we're loving are the quirky, cool, and often hilarious ice cube trays that keep us feeling young and fresh. More often than not, you'll find an ice cube tray to meet every personality. Food lover? Try a fish-bone ice cube. Music lover? Freeze an hip-hop-homage ice cube (dollar signs and all).

Star Wars junkie? A whiskey sphere that replicates the Death Star. Pick your poison, there's an ice cube for all. And while we're sure we'd love a Jaws-inspired shark fin looming in our vodka cranberries, these ice cubes are just as much for kids' delight as well. After all, why eat alphabet soup when you can slurp on alphabet ice cubes? 

A little bit of ice can transform your drink from a dud to something fun, so toss out the whiskey rocks (after all, your Scotch needs a bit of water anyways) and try something new.

For you Star Wars fans out there. (Pictured above left) :

Star Wars Death Star Ice Cube Silicone Tray

Drink to Try It In: A good whiskey or Scotch will last you through your marathons of Star Wars movies on a Saturday night. But it can go into your PG-rated drinks too, especially while throwing a Star Wars-themed kid's birthday party.


Fish-Bone Ice Cubes

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For the food lovers out there.

Fish-Bone Ice Cubes

Drink to Try It In: A light summer cocktail will go best with your seafood dishes. Try the Summer Sipper cocktail or the Summer Skies cocktail, to let your little fish swim.


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Hip-Hop Ice Cubes

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For all of your blinged out needs.

Hip-Hop Ice Cubes

Drink to Try It In: If we thought you could add ice to Cristal champagne, we'd tell you to drink like the rappers — but since that's frowned upon, we'll take a gin and tonic instead.


Ice Invaders Ice Cubes

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To make your drink that much more, er, intimidating.

Ice Invaders Ice Cubes

Drink to Try It In: Let your little guys attack the carbonation in a simple soda or a gin and tonic. We're sure these guys are bound to be a hit with your outrageous kids' birthday parties, too.

Add them to a simple birthday party punch and let your kids fight over them.


Spherical Ice Cubes

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For the classic cocktails and spirits drinkers.

Spherical Ice Cubes

Drink to Try it In: For the whiskey and Scotch drinkers who are sick of whiskey cubes; watch this big guy melt away as your fears melt away, too.

You can never go wrong with a big ice sphere with five classic whiskey cocktails.


Octopus Ice Cubes

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For pretending that you're drinking in the deep, blue sea.

Octopus Ice Cubes

Drink to Try It In: Anything tiki and tropical — a big guy like this would do well in a Scorpion Bowl, or the Grand Cherry Tiki cocktail.


Pac-Man Ice Cubes

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For those feeling a little nostalgic for the days of pinball.

Pac-Man Ice Cubes

Drink to Try It In: Any throwback to the '80s and '90s (may we recommend a sought-after Surge?). 


Shark Fin Ice Cubes

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For those hoping to inspire a Jaws-like fear into their party guests.

Shark Fin Ice Cubes

Drink to Try It In: If you want to be really gruesome, a red-tinged drink might do the trick: try the updated Vodka Cranberry recipe, for a unique twist.


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