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by Prince Of Petworth February 13, 2018 at 9:55 am 0

Michelle Goldchain with this head shaking find from Reliable Tavern:

“Only in D.C. can you buy ice cubes for approximately $1 to $2 each.”

Jason remembers Jessica Sidman’s classic The Ice Is Right: Is Artisan Ice the Final Frontier for Craft Cocktails?:

“Not all ice, it turns out, is created equal. While the cubes in your freezer (and many bars and restaurants) are clouded with bubbles and cracks, the premium stuff is dense and clear, so it melts slower and won’t water down your drink as quickly. Hand-carving allows bartenders to create larger blocks that fit the glass, rather than lots of smaller cubes, which means less ice surface area and less dilution. “If you’re going to spend $10 to $15 for a cocktail and it’s on the rocks, you should have the best ice you possibly can,” Ambrose says.”

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