Common Cocktails with Clear Ice Balls

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Clear ice balls enhance many of your signature cocktails. First, the quick chill and slow melt of ice balls from Spirit Ice Vice keep your drinks cold without diluting as fast as ordinary ice. Secondly, clear ice balls add an upscale feel to your drinks. Perfectly clear ice makes the colors of your cocktails stand out for greater eye appeal and overall presentation. Spirits On Ice and the Spirit Ice Vice team discuss common cocktails made with clear ice balls.


Negroni is one of the simplest cocktails to make, and its deep red color really pops with clear glass and a clear ice ball. Mix two ounces each of gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari liqueur. The Campari is a dark red color with a fruity and herbal flavor. The flavor of the liqueur balances the sweet vermouth. Feel free to garnish this drink with a slice of orange on the rim. An ice ball from Spirit Ice Vice keeps this drink cold and refreshing. 

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Whiskey Sour

A whiskey sour is a reliable, popular drink. A perfectly round and clear ice ball keeps the drink cold so you can enjoy every sip slowly. Blend two ounces whiskey, one ounce lemon juice, and one teaspoon sugar before pouring over the ice ball from Spirit Ice Vice. 

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When you enjoy a Paloma, you get a favorite drink of bartenders in Mexican resorts. Mix two ounces of tequila, a ½ ounce of lime juice, and top with grapefruit soda. Serve with ice and a salt-rimmed glass. You get a bubbly, cold, pink cocktail thanks in part to a clear ice ball and Spirit Ice Vice. 

Vieux Carré

Drink a classic Manhattan-style cocktail perfected in New Orleans’ French Quarter when you enjoy a Vieux Carré. Blend upscale brandy, American whiskey, and sweet vermouth along with Bénédictine, Angostura, and Peychauds bitters. This drink balances sweet and bitter flavors with two classic spirits. A clear ice ball lets you sip the distinct flavors for a while as you gaze into the deep amber color. Spirit Ice Vice enhances the drink with a quick chill and slow melt.

Clear Ice Balls and Spirits On Ice

Freeze Nestle Pure Life water in our silicone ice molds overnight in a cooler for best results when making clear ice. Then, use the Spirit Ice Vice ice ball machine to turn this ice into clear ice balls for signature cocktails. Call (513) 932-1250 or contact us for more about the Spirit Ice Vice.

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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