Ice Types in Mixology

Ice Types in Mixology

In mixology, ice cubes appear in almost all cocktail recipes. It is estimated that 20% to 80% of a cocktail consists of ice cubes, so making cocktails with high-quality ice is essential. While drinking whiskey and other spirits, ice cubes also play a crucial role. What does it know about ice cubes? Today, we're talking about ice cubes.

According to their shapes, ice cubes can be divided into four types: square ice cubes, spherical ice cubes, crushed ice, and irregular ice cubes. What are the differences between these four types of ice cubes?

Square ice cubes are one of the most common types of ice cubes found in bars. It is also the most common type of ice cube. These ice cubes are generally used in large quantities when making cocktails. In bartending, square ice cubes are used. Also works for stirring and shaking cocktails. Square ice cubes have a high level of transparency, a moderate melting speed, and a high level of hardness.

Spherical ice cubes are the ice balls we hear every day. It is common to use this type of ice cube when drinking whiskey. There is a high degree of transparency in these types of ice cubes. It is crucial that a spherical ice cube be crystal clear. Moreover, these ice cubes have a high hardness and are not easy to melt, so they retain the wine's temperature and taste for a longer time.

Crushed ice cubes are usually used in summertime cocktails such as the Mojito and Julip. It melts slightly faster than normal ice cubes, but it has the best cooling effect on wine due to its small size and average hardness. A cold drink with a lower temperature can be enjoyed quickly by adding crushed ice.

Irregular ice cubes. Generally, bars use this type of ice cube to chill cups. Due to its irregular shape, it melts relatively quickly. It is generally not used to create products or serve guests.

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