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2019 Nightclub and Bar Show Wrap Up

Fresh back from the 2019 Nightclub and Bar Show in Las Vegas, it was a pretty crazy and awesome show. We took the opportunity to officially launch our Professional Series Ice Ball Maker, and the Professional Series Upgrade Base for our customers who have our existing Spherical Ice Ball Maker. The response was unbelievable to say the least.

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Our Green Commitment

We at The Whiskey Ice Co.® are committed to designing and manufacturing in the USA.  We are also committed to the environment, which is why we source scrap aluminum from the USA, also known as "Upcycling", to use in manufacturing.  Checkout this great article on Intercongreen.com about Upcycling vs. Recycling. Our other manufactured products use recycled metals whenever possible, including a minimum of 60% recycled stainless steel, and we use scrap copper for copper-plated products.

Besides upcycling aluminum, we use a minimum of 60% recycled stainless steel, and reclaimed copper and gold. We also use post-consumer recycled packaging materials in all of our shipping and printing.  And, we still offer the best price in the world for a complete ice ball maker set, while guaranteeing it for life.

Why do we care so much about where the aluminum comes from? 

Because every year, aluminum scrap is discarded and ends up in our landfills to stay there for a lifetime.  By re-purposing aluminum scrap (a.k.a. Upcycling), we are removing waste aluminum piece by piece and converting it into something new and usable, and you can feel good about your Spherical Ice Ball Maker knowing that you too are doing your part to help the world be a little greener.

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Memorial Day Flash Sale

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who lost their lives protecting our great nation while in the armed forces. We ask that you take a moment and raise a glass to toast the fallen soldiers and military personnel who have helped to keep our country free.

We rarely offer sales on our patent pending ice ball maker because we believe that we already offer the best, largest, most efficient, and greenest ice ball maker in the world, and it already includes all accessories that you need to use it…

Recipes from the Lab

Champagne with Luxardo Cherry-Infused Ice Ball

Each year we celebrate all the moms out there who do their best to make sure we grow up and survive until we can take care of ourselves. One of the staples of Mothers' Day is brunch with mom and one of the staples of brunch is the venerable Mimosa.  We've already posted about how to kick the standard Mimosa up a few notches but today we thought, why stick with just a Mimosa? So today, to celebrate mom in a very special way, we give you a simple cocktail in the spirit of the Mimosa but is as unique as mom is.

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Death in the Gulf Stream

Legend has it that the Death In the Gulf Stream cocktail was one of Ernest Hemingway's favorite drinks. The drink first appeared in Charles Baker's Gentleman's Companion. The description of the drink in Baker's book is brilliant:

Take a tall thin water tumbler and fill it with finely cracked ice. Lace this broken debris with 4 good purple splashes of Angostura, add the juice and crushed peel of 1 green lime, and fill the glass almost full with Holland gin... 

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The Obrigado Cocktail

An infused ice ball cocktail recipe. It takes 24 hours of prep, but it's worth it. "Obrigado" is Portuguese for "Thank you", and we are ready for spring to arrive, so we created this to say "thanks, winter, it's been great but we need some spring time already." And springtime in Brazil is pretty great...as long as you stick to the coastal beach areas like Rio and São Paulo is nice too.

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Ice Ball Review - Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

Today, we're reviewing one of our favorite oaky bourbons from Woodford Reserve. As far a Kentucky Straight bourbons go, Woodford Reserve is about as Kentucky as bourbons get. Woodford Reserve has been the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby since 1996, and it even produces a limited-edition bottle each year specifically for the horserace.

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Ice Ball Review - Gran Patrón Burdeos Añejo Tequila

Tequila is one of those things that people love or hate, the latter sentiment usually stems from some reaction to over-indulgent college experiences they would love to forget. Bad tequila has also made people very wary of this complex and flavorful spirit.

People sometimes complain of the smoky agave characteristics and sharp finish.  For some, tequila is enjoyed as an ingredient in the famous “Margarita”, while other times, people think of “shots” of tequila, followed by grimacing and chasing it with lime or a beer. 

Recipes from the Lab

Old Fashioned with Bitters Ice Ball

One of our favorite old(est) school cocktails is the Old Fashioned. We have posted several recipes and there are dozens of variations. Hailing from the late 1800’s, it was the first drink actually referred to as a “cocktail.” Traditionally made with bourbon, this cocktail is actually quite simple to make. We have experimented with other types of whiskey, such as rye, but also rum, and in certain parts of the USA, an Old Fashioned is even made with brandy, instead of whiskey. 

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New York Cocktail with Real Grenadine Ice Ball

The classic New York Cocktail is made with a heavy hand of grenadine, which can sometimes make it a little too sweet for some tastes. By adding the grenadine directly to the ice ball, the sweetness is slowly released into the cocktail as it is enjoyed. We make the change even better by using Real Grenadine, which is made from Pomegranate juice and orange blossom water.

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Perfect Manhattan

Much like the Old Fashioned, the Manhattan is one of the oldest and (and in our opinion, one of the finest) cocktails. The Manhattan is the first cocktail documented to use vermouth as a modifier. And just like the Old Fashioned, there are many variations of the Manhattan, but we’re partial to this variant – with an ice ball of course.