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Ice Bling Class: Learn to Make Clear Ice and Cut Ice Diamonds, Spheres, and More!

Holding diamond flyer This is a description of my Ice Bling class. I am currently teaching this class at Bourbon & Branch in San Francisco as part of their Beverage Academy

Find all of my classes and events as well as links to tickets at the Classes and Events page here on Alcademics.com. 


Ice Bling: Learn to Make Clear Ice and Cut Ice Diamonds, Spheres, and More!


In the class on cutting up and blinging out clear ice we'll:

  • Discuss how to make clear ice with directional freezing
  • Try out tools including saws, knives, ice picks, pattern plates, cookie presses, and more.
  • Cut up "logs" of ice into big cubes
  • Cut cubes into giant Ice Diamonds!
  • Make ice Spheres
  • Learn to polish and clean up shapes of ice
  • Make patterned, blinged-out ice with several different tools
  • Cracking, shaving, and and other ice manipulation
  • Enjoy some drinks together! The class includes nonalcoholic beverages before/during cutting and a boozy one after!

Your Instructor:

Camper English is the author of The Ice Book (an Amazon Top 50 best-seller) and the pioneer of "directional freezing," the simple technique for making clear ice at home. The Ice Book has been featured in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Sunset, Salon, Wine Enthusiast, and many other publications.

Camper has been studying the craft cocktail renaissance in San Francisco and around the world for over fifteen years and has contributed to publications including the San Francisco Chronicle, Popular Science, Saveur, Whisky Advocate, and The Oxford Companion to Spirits & Cocktails. He is a dynamic speaker and educator who teaches cocktail history and hands-on classes like this one. His previous book is Doctors and Distillers: The Remarkable Medicinal History of Beer, Wine, Spirits, and Cocktails, and be sure to look for Beverage Academy classes focusing on bittersweet amaros!


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