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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2013-01-25 08:44 am   Permalink

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On 2013-01-25 08:05, TropicDrinkBoy wrote:
AceExplorer, thanks for sharing the results of your ice mold experiments. Glad to learn that I'm not missing anything by not boiling my water, etc!



Yer welcome! Someday I'll take the time to research online what it takes to make clear ice. And then I won't care because I'll quickly shift my focus to immediately making myself a cocktail.

I will eventually buy a Tovolo mold as recommended here by TropicDrinkBoy.

Cheekytiki, the brain molds sound like a lot of fun, especially if used in a set of large clear glass skull mugs I have.
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sneakyjack
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Posted: 2013-01-25 09:25 am   Permalink

I bought this one -
http://www.amazon.com/Japan-Large-Spherical-Ball-Cover/dp/B005WLM3I4/ref=pd_sim_k_28
Its good but I cracked it (or it cracked - but still works.

I learned after I broke it that after you fill and push the water through the drain hole. you should cover the drain holes and flip it over to dump the excess spillage/water.

wondered if they would work for jello shots w/ vodka???
hmmm?



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TikiHardBop
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Posted: 2013-01-25 10:06 am   Permalink

A good blog post with links to the various methods for making clear ice:

http://sciencefare.org/2012/07/12/weird-science-ice-premium-ice-home/


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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2013-01-25 10:54 am   Permalink

Bravo! Drinking is driving us to science...

 
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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2013-01-27 7:06 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-01-25 05:02, cheekytiki wrote:
Self promoting as it is my new business but we have these Brain shaped moulds, perfect for a Zombie.

http://www.bespokebarware.com/shop/horror/brains-ice-cube-mold/



I love your mugs. Love. And the stuff at Bespoke. I went to order mugs before Christmas and the shipping was almost as much as the mugs. =(
(It was a LOT of mugs. I have to have 2 of each.)

Between that, and the exchange rate kicking our ass...I'm going to have to wait. But man LOVE.


 
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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2013-01-29 09:40 am   Permalink

Also, the brain molds are great. I have an abundance of head shaped mugs, and started concocting a frothy pink drink to put in them to look a little like brains. They'd be even better with brain ice!

 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2013-01-29 11:35 am   Permalink

There is a pink frothy cocktail called "Brain Hemorrhage" which features a splash of grenadine onto the top of the pink froth so that it looks like - a brain hemorrhage!


I expected, in Google, a ton of decent pics for this cocktail the way I remember having seen it served a number of years ago, but this is the best pic I found. Most of the other pics are just too realistic looking... I appreciate a good subtle gag, but many of the pics in Google truly made me gag, ha...



 
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Posted: 2013-04-01 12:13 pm   Permalink

An informative video on how to make ice. At only 1m 19s long, definitely worth watching.

http://www.dailycandy.com/everywhere/video/145610/How-to-Make-Ice-Daniel-Holzman-The-Meatball-Shop?vwink=DC:web:Taboola:aprilfool2&utm_source=taboola

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Posted: 2013-04-01 12:45 pm   Permalink

Yup,that's how it is done
Thanks Ace for letting our secrets out just for anybody to know! sheesh!


 
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Dolewhip
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Posted: 2013-04-14 01:44 am   Permalink

Here's a somewhat labor-intensive but interesting take on the art of making clear ice from Dave Stolte, author of the spiffy little cocktail compendium, "Home Bar Basics (and Not-So-Basics)," which I notice is currently sold out (it's really worth tracking down - hope it's back in print again soon).

http://www.homebarbasics.com/ice/

Really enjoying this thread. Ever since I saw a couple of those cool Japanese Ice Ball Molds in action at the Carthay Circle Lounge in California Adventure, I've wanted one. That's not gonna happen, but at least I can pick up that Tovolo mold for $10! Thanks to everyone for all the interesting information!


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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2013-04-14 12:57 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-04-14 01:44, Dolewhip wrote:
Here's a somewhat labor-intensive but interesting take on the art of making clear ice from Dave Stolte, author of the spiffy little cocktail compendium, "Home Bar Basics (and Not-So-Basics)," which I notice is currently sold out (it's really worth tracking down - hope it's back in print again soon).

http://www.homebarbasics.com/ice/

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Good one! I copied this info into a Clear Ice thread:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=200&forum=10&start=last&14

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Dolewhip
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Posted: 2013-04-14 5:23 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-04-14 12:57, Hakalugi wrote:


Good one! I copied this info into a Clear Ice thread:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=200&forum=10&start=last&14



Ah, great! Thanks! Wow, this is a long-running topic.


 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2013-04-15 1:41 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-04-14 01:44, Dolewhip wrote:
Here's a somewhat labor-intensive but interesting take on the art of making clear ice from Dave Stolte, author of the spiffy little cocktail compendium, "Home Bar Basics (and Not-So-Basics)," which I notice is currently sold out (it's really worth tracking down - hope it's back in print again soon).
http://www.homebarbasics.com/ice/



I can't get the homebarbasics web site to open at the moment, will try it again later. I did try and find a copy of the book -- definitely out of print and nobody is parting with their copy at the moment... I sent an email to the author asking to be put on an "interest list" if possible. Spiral-bound, waterproof paper, with good content - sounds well designed and well thought-out.


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2013-04-15 2:50 pm   Permalink

Hey look "Martha Stewart" shows you how!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok5_EqxgLaI

I had a very tasty "Old Fashion" this weekend with an Ice Ball
served to me and not only liked how it looked, but also how well it worked in the cocktail.


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Dolewhip
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Posted: 2013-04-15 8:25 pm   Permalink

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I can't get the homebarbasics web site to open at the moment, will try it again later. I did try and find a copy of the book -- definitely out of print and nobody is parting with their copy at the moment... I sent an email to the author asking to be put on an "interest list" if possible. Spiral-bound, waterproof paper, with good content - sounds well designed and well thought-out.



The last time I spoke to Dave, he said a slightly revised reprint was in the works, so definitely keep an eye out for it.

Not to veer too far off topic, but another decent mixology book is "The Essential Cocktail: The Art of Mixing Perfect Drinks" by Dale DeGroff. Good read; 600+ pages of not just recipes, but technique tips and the history of some of the drinks. It's new to me, but came out in 2010.

Ordered that Tovolo mold. Looking forward to a freezer full of ice spheres!


 
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