Polter-Iced Cubes

By 02/21/2023January 5th, 2024No Comments

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As you’ve probably noticed, I love using skull molds when I create Halloween food. They’re so versatile and they make easy work of transforming regular recipes into Halloween-ready fare and this is especially true for cocktails. Adding skull ice cubes is a simple way to make festive cocktails for Halloween, but for me the ice always melts too quickly or it flips over so you can’t see the skull. So my recipe today is less about what cocktail you add to your skull ice,  but a recipe to keep your skull ice cubes facing up and not melting quite as fast by creating a wider base of ice below the skull ice cube.  Make a bunch of these fun Polter-ice Cubes in stemless wine glasses ahead of time, store in the freezer, and pull out chilled glasses when your guests arrive. Enjoy responsibly.

Polter 'Iced' Cubes

Conjure your favorite spirits with these pre-made chilled polter'iced' cube glasses and get ready to hear screams of delight this Halloween.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Halloween Food
Keyword: cocktails, skull ice cubes, skulls
Servings: 4



Skull Ice Cube Glasses (Prepare ahead)

  • 4 plastic stemless wine glasses
  • Skull Ice Cube molds (see recipe note)
  • water

Elderflower Blood Orange Spritzer (pictured)

  • 4 oz. elderflower liquor
  • 2 oz. vodka (orange blossom or citrus)
  • 4 cups club soda
  • squeeze of blood orange juice (each glass)
  • blood orange wedge (garnish)


  • Make skull ice cubes a few days ahead. Add ⅓ cup water to each stemless wine glass and freeze for a minimum of 1 hour. Remove glasses and skull ice cubes from the freezer and place the skull cubes face up in the stemless wine glass. Add an additional ¼ cup of cold water around the skull using a squeeze bottle or syringe to make sure the water doesn't melt the top of the skull ice cube. Return glasses to the freezer to completely freeze until ready to use.
    Make a pitcher of your favorite cocktail and serve in pre-chilled polter-iced glasses. As the larger bottom ice melts and begins to float to the top the tapered sides of the wine glasses will keep the skull ice from flipping over. Please enjoy responsibly.


Skull ice molds from ShapedIceMolds 
Plastic Stemless wine glasses from Target

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