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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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  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.

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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.

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.

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

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...