Gourmet Ice

  1. Manitowoc SM-50A Gourmet Undercounter Ice Machine

  2. How to Create Superior Ice at Home

    Ice at HomeIf you're a cocktail connoisseur and you've tried to tend bar at home you know how fun and frustrating it can be, especially getting the ice just right. Ice to bartender is like fire to a chef. It's indispensable. But the ice you see in bars is often clear, very cold, and very hard. Your ice cube trays often make ice that is very cloudy, soft, and melts fast. What gives?

    The answer is impurities. Tap water has a lot of chemicals, trapped gases, and even some minerals from your pipes. Professional ice machines use a water filtration system to get rid of most of this, which is why your bartender's ice looks a lot nicer than yours. However, there's also some special chemistry involved to make the best cubes. There are ways to make clear ice yourself at home if you are

  3. Artisanal Ice Continues to Grow in Popularity

    Artisanal IceArtisanal ice is getting more attention in mainstream media. Wired published an article last month talking about the popularity of this cool treat and how bartenders are using it. They talk about some pretty impressive machinery in the article.

    Clinebell Equipment Company makes ice machines for big cubes of ice. We don’t mean 2 inch cubes. We mean 2-4 foot cubes. The machine talked about in the article, the CB300X2E makes just two cubes at a time, but each cube has forty gallons of water a piece in them. It takes three days to make two cubes of clear dense ice!

    These big cubes are the basic building blocks for large-scale artisanal ice creation. Ice artists saw and sculpt the ice into flakes, cubes, and sphere for different purposes. Bartenders take these crea

  4. How Bartenders Raise Their Game

    bartender bar When we think of bars and bartending, it’s only natural to think about Tom Cruise in Cocktail (for the trendy set) or Guinan from Ten Forward (for the more geeky set).  In both cases, going to the bar offered a relaxing experience to the people who set foot through the doors.  Bartenders serve as the focal point for the bar; they're the people who are responsible for making sure every aspect of bar is in check and on point.

    This means that it’s no longer simply about the alcohol and the mixer that gets put in the drink.  To rise to the necessary experience, one might try introducing gourmet ice cubes into the mix, introducing new handcrafted bitters into the mix, or rethinking

  5. Crush Some Ice for Granitas

    crushed ice Bars need different kinds ice for different drinks. A whiskey on the rocks may need a full cube or two, but others may need crushed ice or shaved ice. Ice melts and cools at different rates depending on the size of the ice. Many smaller pieces will melt and cool faster than large ones. Skilled bartenders take into account the melting rate of ice so that a drinker will enjoy a smooth drink that’s not too watery due to melt but not too harsh either.

    For bartenders that enjoy experimentation, we have a machine for you. The Omcan Triton 17137 ice shaver can take a standard ice cube and shave it to particular sizes. It has a 2 liter bowl capacity and 1500 RPM blades. The maximum cube size it can create is 10 mm, but it can crush ice fine

  6. The Scotsman CU0515GA-1

    Gourmet Ice We have a fascination with gourmet ice. Clear, solid cubes of ice are far more attractive in a drink than ice from the gas station. Gourmet ice also melts much slower and keeps drinks colder longer, a benefit when drinking alcohol. How can you get your hands on this kind of ice?

    Try the Scotsman CU0515GA-1 Air-Cooled 84 LB Gourmet Ice Undercounter Ice Machine. This machine is perfect for any bar that wants high-quality ice. This self-contained machine can produce 84 pounds of ice per day and hold 24 pounds at a time in the integrated bin. It is made of stainless steel and quite attractive to the eye, and at only 28” high it can fit in many places other ice machines cannot. The legs are also height-adjustable.

    This machine is air-cooled,

  7. CNC Ice Cubes?

    CNC-Milled-Ice-Suntory-5 We’ve talked a lot about gourmet ice cubes on this blog, but a Japanese ad agency is forcing us to step up our game! Japanese ad company TBWA\Hakuhodo wanted to run an ad campaign for the whiskey distillery Suntory. They used a CNC machine to carve blocks of ice into tiny intricate ice cubes for their glasses.

    They have made 24 of the sculptures in all. Several were selected from people who gave the company ideas of what to carve and got to enjoy their own drink of Suntory whiskey with their specialized ice sculpture. Lest you think that this is going to be the next big thing in ice though, the process currently takes an

  8. How to Increase Bar Profits with Your Ice Machine

    Bar PictureIce machines are the silent (or perhaps not so silent if they need repair!) partners behind the bar.  They are always there, producing pound after pound of ice for mixed drinks and cold buckets of beer.  Whether you have an undercounter ice machine that produces full dice cubes or a gourmet ice machine (or both), it’s always there for you. 

    How can your bar’s ice machine make your bar more money?

    1. Increases the volume of drinks

    It’s a well-known fact that bartenders will use a little more ice in the drink so that they can use a little less alcohol.  There’s quite a fine line between a great drink and a watered down one, and as a bar or restaurant owner, it’s best to skirt that line whenever possible.

    1. Crushed ice for slushies

    If you don’t already have a Spaceman USA fr

  9. How to Increase Bar Profits with Your Ice Machine

    Bar Picture Ice machines are the silent (or perhaps not so silent if they need repair!) partners behind the bar.  They are always there, producing pound after pound of ice for mixed drinks and cold buckets of beer.  Whether you have an undercounter ice machine that produces full dice cubes or a gourmet ice machine (or both), it’s always there for you. 

    How can your bar’s ice machine make your bar more money?

    1. Increases the volume of drinks

    It’s a well-known fact that bartenders will use a little more ice in the drink so that they can use a little less alcohol.  There’s quite a fine line between a great drink and a watered down one, and as a bar or restaurant owner, it’s best to skirt that line whenever possible.

    1. Crushed ice for slushies

    If you d

  10. Absinthe Drinks for your Gourmet Ice Maker

    220px-Absinthe-glass Ice and exotic liquors go hand in hand, and there are very few liquors as exotic as absinthe.  There are several components which make up absinthe, including anise, fennel seed, and very small amounts of wormwood.

    Wormwood got a bad reputation for causing hallucinations and other dramatic effects among its drinkers because of the component thujone.  As a result of those perceived ill effects of wormwood, the United States decided to ban its creation and import since 1915.

    However, the thujone that was inside of the absinthe and the wormwood was later found to not be the cause of the hallucinogens and other effects.  Those old reports may have been indeed been exaggerated.  Our bartenders got absinthe back in 2007, and they’ve since come up with many recipes.

    As

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