Good, fresh ice made with boiled, filtered water will make a noticeable difference in the taste of your cocktails. As Eric Felten advises, 'Use ice untainted by municipal chlorine and free from memories of trout caught last summer.'

Recipe Summary

prep:
1 min
cook:
4 mins
additional:
6 hrs
total:
6 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Pour filtered water into a tea kettle or large pan and bring water to a boil. Remove the kettle or pan from heat and allow the water to cool. Pour into silicone ice trays and freeze. Use ice within a day or two, preferably.

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Nutrition Facts

0 calories; proteing; carbohydratesg; fatg; cholesterolmg; sodium 4.7mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
this seems silly...a recipe for ice...but you are absolutely making a very good point. why go to the expense of making a drink and then adding flavors you don't intend with the ice? a good reminder. thank you. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/22/2017
I use bottled distilled water. Lot easier and purer. Read More
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 2
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  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
this seems silly...a recipe for ice...but you are absolutely making a very good point. why go to the expense of making a drink and then adding flavors you don't intend with the ice? a good reminder. thank you. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2011
Had a glass of ice water with lemon the other night with dinner and didn't finish it until after dinner long after the ice had melted. It wasn't particularly nasty but I found when I'm in Naples the water just doesn't taste as good as when I'm home in Wisconsin. Did not enjoy the aftertaste at all and now I'm sold on using these ice cubes for drinks. (For other purposes I'll continue to use the ice-maker ice however). On this occasion I used this "recipe" to make "Mint Ice Cubes " also from this site. Nice fresh clean taste. Love it. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2015
great recipe but I somehow messed up the first batch and ended up with grilled cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2011
Seriously. also try distilled water. I keep food waste in my freezer (coffee grinds onion peels etc) and ice cubes left indefinitely taste the funk. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2019
Very cold with a neutral flavor. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
As if I wasn't fussy enough with my cocktails. But this is a good reminder. Seems like using distilled water would eliminate the need for boiling. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2014
I was thinking ahead and doubled this batch for a party. Measurement calculating was tricky but I think I got it just right! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2014
Awesome recipe! I have used these in lemonade soda even fruit juice! It did not go well in my hot chocolate though... cooled the whole thing down and made it watery. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2013
Perfect! I also added a touch of food coloring for various holidays. Green cubes in a gin & tonic during St Patty's is a refreshing alternative to beer. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/22/2017
I use bottled distilled water. Lot easier and purer. Read More