A book on cocktail science theory and practice that I highly recommend.
Camper's Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF is now available for sale.
Super fun slow-motion videos of a new, cheap automatic cocktail shaker that stirs drinks for you.
Alcademics readers have come up with a method to make clear ice balls using plastic molds sitting atop an insulated container. Cheap and easy!
In the new issue of Cheers Magazine, I was interviewed by writer Kelly Magyarics about ice. She covered topics relevant to bartenders, such as machines, molds, making ice in industrial quantities, the Aviary's ice program, and more.
Three articles about ice handling and a very cool video on cutting an ice block on Saveur.com.
The April issue of Drinks International magazine, which I just received in the mail, contains a series of articles about trends at the World's 50 Best Bars. I wrote the one about ice, which should come as a surprise to nobody at this point.
In my research for yesterday's history of ice cubes I looked into the various companies that are making cocktail-specific ice, but didn't write much about them so I thought the least I could do is list them here. Some are scultpure ice companies that end up delivering to cocktail bars, while others are bartender-created start-ups. Feel free to add others that you know about in the comments, noting that we're looking for companies that create cocktail ice, not solely ice sculpture companies. Image: Chisel-It Mammoth Ice - Sydney, Australia (Ships to Australia) On the Rocks Ice – Vancouver, Canada Eskimo...
I have a big story on ice up today on ModernFarmer.com. It covers the history of ice in cocktails from the first person to sell pond ice internationally through to today's booming cocktail specialty ice businesses. I think you'll like it. Have a read. For all the stories about ice here on Alcademics, check out the Index of Ice Experiments. Related articles Zen and the Art of Japanese Cocktail Development Another Way to Make Clear Ice at Home