Don’t you just hate it after you’ve been seated at a club having a good discussion and then take a sip of your cold drink only to find all the crushed ice cubes is melted and watered down all of the beverage? Many of us would rather have our alcohol on the rocks. That frosty fluid swished around the mouth taunting and enticing our palette produces a smile each and every time… that is except if your booze has been watered down as a result of ice.

For those who sit around drinking your drink for any amount of time I’m sure you have experienced this. Crushed ice has been employed for decades in making alcoholic beverages cool, and they do kind of sound cool whenever swished all around a glass. The issue is, the crushed ice cube features a tremendous amount of surface in comparison with the volume. This makes it more prone to liquefy faster.

The trick to chill a drink as well as keeping it cold with no watering it down is using a large ice ball. An ice sphere has a lesser amount of surface area to volume even though this would seem to be contradictory looking at its overall size. There is actually a mathematical formula to illustrate that… but trust me for now. Ice balls dissolve more slowly than crushed ice-cubes.

How can you make a nice sphere you ask? Well, there are a few various approaches.

1. You could chisel away at a large hunk of ice until eventually it becomes a ball.

2. You may go out and purchase a really high-priced ice press that is basically two giant hunks of metal which push together to form a giant block of ice into a sphere.

3. Or you can purchase a good silicone mold that you fill standard water into and set in your fridge freezer and give it time to sit for a while.

The ice ball molds made of silicone are considerably less expensive and a lot simpler to operate and are also a lot less messy. There are numerous different kinds of molds available some are big ball mold some are tray molds which can be like giant ice cube trays that make rounded ice however the best one I discovered is the ice ball maker from Kitchen Top Secret. You can buy a six-pack of ice ball molds on Amazon.com.

It’s pretty great to have friends and family come over and offer a cocktail with the ice ball in it. When I 1st offered this to my pals they couldn’t stop talking about it. They said that it was just like being at one of the trendy bars down the road. Now you can do the exact same. And with all this information you just received regarding surface area and keeping cocktails cold it’ll sound like you are a professional!