Food & Drink - - TRENDSPOTT­ING -

The lat­est trend in flavoured ice is to mix liqueurs with wa­ter, cre­at­ing boozy cubes for cock­tails. The ra­tio is sim­ple: 8 oz of wa­ter for ev­ery 3 oz of liqueur. The liqueur should be un­der 25% al­co­hol to freeze prop­erly, and sil­i­cone trays are prefer­able for easy re­moval. As the cubes melt, the drink slowly changes, so no two sips are alike. Try Aperol (LCBO

176834, $26.95) cubes in a high­ball of tequila and grape­fruit juice, or a sin­gle cube of Labbe

Fran­cois Cas­sis (LCBO 57281, $25.05) in a glass of sparkling wine for a new wave Kir Royale.

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