Floral Ice Block

Wash a half-gallon milk carton and cut the top off. Add an inch of water and position an empty bottle or a bottle of vodka in the center of the carton. Add a single layer of flowers all around the bottle, using a spatula to submerge and position the flowers against the side of the carton. Freeze until solid. Repeat the process until the carton is nearly full. The final layer should be just enough water to cover any petals that are sticking out. It is necessary to freeze an inch of water at a time, otherwise the flowers will float to the top.

When ready to use, peel the carton off and set the iced bottle on a deep plate to catch melting water. If you started with an empty bottle, fill with beverage of your choice.