5 Awesome Ice Cube Trays to Make Your Drinks Even Cooler

Hip Hop Ice CubesHip Hop Ice CubesAs 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.

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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).

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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?

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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. Click ahead to see some of our favorites from the Web.

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Ice Invaders Ice CubesIce Invaders Ice CubesIce Invaders Ice Cubes

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

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.

MoMa Spherical Ice CubesMoMa Spherical Ice CubesSpherical Ice Cubes

For the classic cocktails and spirits drinkers.

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 CubesOctopus Ice CubesOctopus Ice Cubes

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

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 CubesPAC Man Ice CubesPac-Man Ice Cubes

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

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

Shark-tale Ice CubesShark-tale Ice CubesShark Fin Ice Cubes

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

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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- Marcy Franklin, The Daily Meal