How Ice Ball Makers Bring Hospitality Back to Bartending

Man placing a clear ice ball in a glass

A local bar isn’t just about serving to-die-for cocktails, shots and beers. It’s a place for human-to-human experiences, built on great conversations and a comfortable ambiance — hospitality at its finest. 

An ice ball machine made by Spirits on Ice in Lebanon, Ohio only adds to a customer’s experience. 

Ask yourself: Do you feel comfortable being invited into your local pub, where everyone knows your name, as if you walked onto the set of the hit-show Cheers? Or do you frequent an exciting club or tavern that blasts your favorite music and keeps patrons energized for a fun Friday night? 

Whichever type of barroom experience suits your taste, every customer has one desire in common:

To feel seen and understood. 

We didn’t mean to get super deep with this blog post – but it’s true. Ralph G. Nichols once said, “The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood.” If you are someone who whips up drinks for paying customers or friends and family, you might be wondering how this applies to you. 

Let us explain.

Ice Ball Makers Create Experiences 

The fact is, creating unique and personalized experiences for your guests is the best way to make them feel seen and understood. Ice ball makers help you achieve this goal by giving your patrons a fun and exciting activity to watch as you make their favorite drink. 

Those who have purchased and used the Spirit Ice Vice ® have mentioned that their customers love watching the ice balls be made. It’s the best part of the experience. 

Watching the bartender craft perfectly-formed ice balls in real time is an impressive visual experience. But it also serves as the perfect moment for customers to open up, make small talk and share information about their drinking preferences (what do they love or hate). Besides, bartenders are known as the common person’s therapist! 

Does all that ice dilute the taste? No, it actually enhances the drink’s flavor. Ice balls made with the Spirit Ice Vice ® prevent drinks from being watered down, since you can make a perfectly symmetrical ice ball with juice or cocktail mixtures. 

This way, your drinks keep their flavor. You’re sure to get satisfied, repeat customers that will sit down, order their favorite drink and tell their life story in between sips. 

The Spirit Ice Vice Brings Hospitality Back

The Spirit Ice Vice is the premium ice ball maker for restaurants, pubs, and personal bars all around the world. Our machine can not only entertain a crowd but also enhances any drink with a slow melt and quick chill. Plus, it’s an eye-catching addition to any bar. 

Do you want your ice balls branded with your logo? We can do that too. 

Place your order for a Spirit Ice Vice today, or contact us with any questions or inquiries. 

Owners of Spirits On Ice

Meet the Owners of Spirits On Ice

Kent & Kim Coomer are the husband and wife team behind Spirits On Ice. The Coomers purchased D&E Machine Company in 1990 before turning it into Spirits On Ice, the manufacturer of the Spirit Ice Vice ice ball press. Kent’s background is in custom-machining items out of metal, while Kim has decades of management and relationship-building experience. Together, Kent and Kim engineer a high-quality machine that quickly and efficiently creates customizable ice balls for drinks. The ice ball delivers more than a clear way to chill a beverage. It provides an experience for your guests, whether at home, in a restaurant or bar, or at the 19th hole of the golf course.

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