Most people don’t readily realize the role ice plays in the flavor of a cocktail. Have you ever chewed on a piece of ice from a motel, or a friends freezer only to spit it out because it taste fishy or it has a milky flavor? These same flavor profiles can drastically change the taste of a cocktail, especially if you’re partaking in a single or 2-liquor based drink such as a Gin or Vodka Martini.
The obvious solutions to this problem would be to use better (filtered) water. But there are other factors to consider as well. I recently read an article over at Lifehacker -Make Better Ice for Better Cocktails that reveals some facts about how ice shape and it’s storage environment can affect the flavor of your cocktails.
As a bartender, you have to consider the type of cocktail you’re building. Is it shaken or built? Will ice dilution affect its flavor? Should there be a layer of ice frost on top after its shaken and poured? Is it a short or tall drink? These questions will help determine which type of ice to use… cracked, crushed, or cubes.
If you’re a bartender or a you just like to have over friends for cocktails, the article over at Lifehacker is worth the read.
Cocktails: The Right Ice
In this episode of Imbibe Sips, Jeffrey Morgenthaler discusses different styles of ice and how to pick the perfect one for your next cocktail.
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Cocktails Anyone? – The Martha Stewart Blog
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