An ice ball machine does more than just supply perfectly round ice balls for whiskey, scotch, and bourbon. Adding juice to the ice molds lets you make all kinds of fruity concoctions. The slow melt of the ice sphere gradually adds flavor to your drink, while the color of the juice adds a visual element to your signature cocktails. Today, Spirits On Ice shows you some fruity and flavorful drinks to serve with Spirit Ice Vice to wow your customers.
Traditionally, bartenders mix orange juice and vodka before pouring it over ice. Imagine using an ice ball machine to create a sphere out of frozen orange juice. We recommend pulp-free juice so the ice molds freeze evenly. As the juice melts, it adds flavor to the vodka. Try a drink with other fruit juices, such as pineapple or grapefruit, to put a new twist on some favorite recipes.
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Long Beach Iced Tea
Swap the cola in a Long Island iced tea with frozen cranberry juice formed in your ice ball maker. Mix your liquors together as you would for a normal Long Island iced tea. Instead of pouring over ice cubes, use the juice-based ice ball. The cranberry juice gradually makes its way into the liquor to make a Long Beach iced tea. Consider mixing a sweet flavor to balance the tartness of the cranberry juice. Or, use a combination of cranberry juice, such as cran-grape, to lessen the effects of the tartness.
Mint juleps get an upgrade from an ice ball machine. Mix mint leaves and sugar in water before freezing them in the ice mold ahead of making ice balls with your Spirit Ice Vice. Pour the bourbon over the ice ball and wait for the magic of slow-melting to happen. As the sugar and mint come out of the ice ball, your customers get a frozen mint julep without the crushed ice to water-down the drink.
Whiskey or Bourbon Sour
Use your ice ball machine to make ice out of lemon juice and lemon slices. These ice balls offer a great way to infuse a whiskey or bourbon sour with both the tart flavor and a garnish at the same time. Slow melting lets your customer control the taste with each sip. Throw in a cherry or two for extra garnishing within the ice ball.
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Mix the flavors of watermelon, mint, and lime juice with rum for a summertime mojito. Create an ice ball out of the spices, watermelon, and lime juice. Pour rum over it to start the flavor infusion and make a trendy, warm weather treat.
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