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Ice for Cocktails

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"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.'"
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6 h 5 m servings 0 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 0 calories; 0 g fat; 0 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 5 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 r...

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I use bottled distilled water. Lot easier and purer.

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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 r...

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 Nap...

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.

Very cold with a neutral flavor.

great recipe but I somehow messed up the first batch and ended up with grilled cheese.

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.

I was thinking ahead and doubled this batch for a party. Measurement calculating was tricky but I think I got it just right!

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.

I thought this was a joke at first but instead have tried and realize that it makes or breaks your drink. It improves tea and coffee drinks as well. Try it and you'll be a believer too! Thanks f...