My latest book, launching May, 2023 is The Ice Book: Cool Cubes, Clear Spheres, and Other Chill Cocktail Crafts.
I wrote it and made the ice. The fantastic photos are by Allison Webber, with styling by Nan Allison.
It is published by Red Lighting Books, a division of Indiana University Press.
Preorder it on Amazon, Bookshop, or pre-order from your local neighborhood indie bookseller.
New York Times: "[Camper English is] a cocktail writer and ice obsessive best known for introducing a technique for making crystal-clear ice to cocktail connoisseurs about a decade ago."
Forbes: "[Camper English is] a spirits writer known in the cocktail industry as something of an ice visionary"
Men's Journal: "Camper English is the American booze world’s ice savant."
The Guardian: "perhaps the pre-eminent cocktail ice scholar"
Punch: "The San Francisco-based cocktail writer has carved out a niche for himself as a clear-ice zealot, preaching the virtues of directional freezing—a method by which crystal clear ice can be achieved—in both articles and seminars."
Punch: "one of the world’s foremost experts on cocktail ice"
New York Magazine's The Strategist: "Camper English, who writes about cocktails and spirits and pioneered the technique that most professionals now use to make ice (after experimenting with the frozen stuff for a decade)."
MarthaStewart.com: "The foremost authority on ice in the country (maybe the world)."
Adam Rogers, author of Proof: The Science of Booze and Full Spectrum: How the Science of Color Made Us Modern: “Camper English is the booze writer’s booze writer—the one we all turn to for true histories, unassailable facts, and clarity (of both explanation and ice).”
About the Book
Crystal clear spheres, cubes you can read through, embossed, branded, and blinged-out chunks, chips, blocks, and 'bergs: it's time to elevate your ice!
In The Ice Book, internationally renowned cocktail icepert Camper English details how to use directional freezing to make perfectly pure ice in a home freezer, carve it up into giant diamonds and other shapes, and embed it with garnishes, including edible orchids and olives. You'll learn how to create a frozen bowl for Negroni punch, serve a Manhattan inside an ice sphere, and infuse cubes with colors and flavors to create cranberry cobblers, a color-changing Gin and Tonic, and other awesome drinks.
Featuring striking color photos throughout, this handy guide―and great gift―offers easy directions for dozens of ice projects and suggestions for further freezer fun. Both instructional and inspirational, The Ice Book will help you take your nonalcoholic and boozy beverages to the next level.
Camper English is a cocktails and spirits writer and speaker who has covered the craft cocktail renaissance for over 15 years, contributing to more than 50 publications around the world including Popular Science, Saveur, Details, Whisky Advocate, and Drinks International. With a focus on the nerdy side of mixology, he has studied everything from the history of carbonation to the science of clear ice cubes. He has been awarded International Cognac Writer of the Year by the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac and Best Cocktail Writer at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards. His previous book is Doctors and Distillers: The Remarkable Medicinal History of Beer, Wine, Spirits, and Cocktails.
His websites are Alcademics.com, CocktailSafe.org, and CocktailGreen.org.