Anyone with an ice maker as part of their home bar setup knows, ice is an integral part of any and all cocktails. That is why Nassau County ice maker repair has become such a vital part of our business, especially during barbecue and pool party season. Without the proper ration of ice cocktails cannot live up to their full flavor potential.
Whether you are getting ice from a Whirlpool ice maker or simply using the refrigerator’s attached ice maker there are some things you should know about ice and making cocktails:
- Ice Is Fundamental: A cocktail is made up of four primary elements; liquid, glassware, garnish, and ice. Each of these elements play a primary role in how the drink is served and imbibed.
- Good Ice: The quality of your ice will vary based on its purpose. Sometimes a few cubes(or rocks) is all a drink needs, other times there needs to be crushed ice to give a drink that slushy feel, still other times ice will merely be used to “chill” a beverage.
- Fancier Ice: Some fancier bars get their ice from sculptors who hand carve the ice. This is serious.
- Whiskey Stones: Some folks aiming to avoid diluting their beverages will use whiskey stones, basically stones stored in the freezer that will not melt. Many respected folks with astute whiskey pallets will actually suggest that a splash of water or water from ice is necessary to opening up the flavor of a whiskey.
So it turns out there might be more to ice than any of us thought!