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Ice, Ice, Baby - How to Make the Perfect Ice Ball

Ice, Ice, Baby – How to Make the Perfect Ice Ball<p>in Drinks, Featured, Lifestyle on<p>18 Shares<p>6<p>10<p>2<p>With the recent craft cocktail revival came a …

You’ve made a good drink. It deserves the perfect ice.

Those rectangular cubes coated in frost, smelling faintly of the frozen fish they’ve been hanging out with? The cloudy, oblong lumps that your refrigerator’s machine belches into a bin, terrifyingly, in the middle of the night?<p>Honey, those are so 1992.<p>If you’ve spent any time at all in good bars …

And the Kold Draft ice extravaganza continues. Got a nice Valentine's present. A Kold Draft vintage ice crusher.

Johnnie Walker Craft Ice: The Next Step. Part 5 Breaking Down a Clinebell Block

How to use a bandsaw for clinebell ice

Crockpot Cabbage Rolls

4.84 from 6 votes<p>Crockpot Cabbage Rolls<p>Prep Time<p>30 mins<p>Cook Time<p>8 hrs<p>Total Time<p>8 hrs 30 mins<p>Crockpot Cabbage Rolls - try my traditional cabbage rolls …

Kold Draft makes Icesurance, for premium ice for restaurants and bars. Produced by Kaplowe Studios

The Ice Age

Photo courtesy of Isaac Rosenthal<p>It’s probably fair to say that when most of us started bartending, ice was just ice. You put it into a shaker (or a …

How to: Hand-Cut Ice

Inside Look at Cocktail Ice

How To Make Artisanal Ice At Home

Spotlight: Making Artisanal Ice in Austin

How To Make Clear Ice Cubes / Artisanal Ice

The Pursuit of the Perfect Ice Cube

Upscale bars and restaurants are devoting their attention and time to making clear, dense, artisanal ice. Here's how they do it, and why you should care.<p><b>If you've been to an upscale bar or restaurant</b> lately, you've probably noticed that bartenders are paying a lot more attention to ice, from the …

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Watch: How to Perfect the Elegance of Crystal-Clear Ice

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Who Needs Fancy Cocktail Ice When You Have Hail

It's time to toss those silly spherical ice molds. Photographer (and inventive home bartender) Mary Anne Andrei and her husband, author Ted Genoways (<i>The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food</i>, and the forthcoming <i>Tequila Wars</i>), just blew the concept of cocktail ice out of the park. Earlier …


Finally, Someone Who ‘Gets Science’ Shows Us How To Make Clear Cocktail Ice

Nothing ruins a cocktail like cloudy ice, amirite? When I’m downing a gin and tonic, I want the ice in it to be as clear as the liquor it’s cooling. Why? Because I’m an elegant internet writer and I demand it! Unfortunately, for lack of freezing technique, I’ve had to make do with the sad, cloudy …

The Smart Way to Make Perfectly Clear Cocktail Ice

The quest for perfect ice is older than mankind, and slightly younger than the quest for perfect whiskey. One of those problems can be solved for you …

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Why Artisan Ice Crafts a Cooler Cocktail

In the age of the craft cocktails, there's a lot to think about when ordering a drink: What type of base spirit do I want? Should it be shaken or stirred? Is it served with a banana dolphin? Does the bartender making it have a properly quaffed beard? The last thing on that checklist of imbibing …

Beauty and the Beast

Inside the Obsessive World of Artisanal Cocktail Ice

When Frederic Tudor, aka the "Ice King", started his worldwide ice delivery service in the early 19th century—sailing massive blocks of as far as …

Hand Saws

Medium Keyhole Saw<p>Sales price: $21.00<p>Large Keyhole Saw with Pistol Grip for ice carving. 18 cm or 7...<p>Product details<p>Medium Japanese Hand Saw<p>Sales …

Sculpted Cocktail Ice

Kold-Draft The King of Ice Machines

KOLD-DRAFT is a friendly, flexible company, and our ice makers are pretty darn smart too. All of our energy-efficient commercial machines produce the …

Powers Knowledge Series: Hundredweight Ice

PUNCH | Watch Richard Boccato Make Ice Cubes with a Chainsaw

Ice was the bling of the early 19th century and “none but the rich could wear it,” wrote Mark Twain in <i>Life on the Mississippi</i>. In those days, giant …