While Lounging Poolside...

by KRISTIN LUCIANO · August 4, 2009

[Photo via MarthaStewart] Pour This. This Frozen Vodka bottle will be sure to leave quite the impression on your dinner or party guests. Today's While Lounging Poolside is not a recipe but rather a craft. Even though these directions come from Martha Stewart Living, you do not need to be a Martha Stewart to do this. Not only will this Frozen Vodka keep your liquor icy cold but it looks absolutely gorgeous. Ingredients and directions below:

INGREDIENTS: Bottle of Vodka or your favorite spirit Lemon slices, sliced on the rounds rather than in wedges Small flowers Cardboard milk container, 1/2 gallon works well, empty and rinsed Water

DIRECTIONS: 1. Place the full liquor bottle into a fully opened cardboard half-gallon milk carton. 2. Insert flowers or thinly sliced fruit (we've used nasturtiums, lemons, and limes) around the bottle, filling one third of the carton. 3. Pour water into the container, just covering the fruit and flowers. 4. Place the carton upright in the freezer. When the liquid is completely frozen, add another layer of fruit and very cold water, and freeze. 5. Repeat, filling and freezing a third of the carton at a time, which prevents all the fruit and flowers from floating to the top until the water reaches the bottle's neck. 6. Remove from the freezer when it's time to serve the vodka. 7. Cut away the milk carton with a utility knife; wrap a dinner napkin around the bottle's base, and serve the vodka with slices of lemon zest.

[While Lounging Poolside]