How to Optimize Your Spirit Ice Vice

Spirit Ice Vice

Spirit Ice Vice lets you make whiskey ice balls and flavored ice balls for your signature cocktails. Just put the ice mold in our ice ball machine, and 60 seconds later you have an ice ball measuring 2.5 inches in diameter. Our device combines performance art, a conversation piece, and a unique way to market your brand all in one. In today’s blog, we discuss ways you can get the most out of your Spirit Ice Vice machine.

Freeze the Molds

Spirit Ice Vice melts ice blocks into spheres of ice that fit neatly into whiskey and cocktail glasses. Pre-make as many ice blocks in advance as you need to, whether you fill them with water, juice, garnishes, or a combination of the three. Fill the included hexagonal silicone molds to about ½ inch of the top of the mold. Freeze the molds overnight.

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Water for Ice  

Tap water is the easiest and most convenient way to fill each mold. However, Nestle Pure Life bottled water, coupled with directional freezing by placing molds inside a cooler and then in a freezer, creates ice balls with enhanced clarity for Spirit Ice Vice. If you invest in bottled water for your ice balls, bulk bottles are cheaper and fit more neatly into your storage area.

Keep Molds Handy

Once the water freezes, remove the ice blocks from the silicone mold. Use the grooved tongs to grasp the molds and slide the ice out. Put them in a plastic zippered bag and take them to your under-counter freezer at the bar. This keeps ice blocks near your Spirit Ice Vice on the countertop.

Put Warm Water Nearby

The ice ball machine works best when it starts at room temperature, but it cools as it makes each ice ball. Have warm water at the ready, and simply place both pieces of the ice ball maker under warm water and dry them with a soft cloth for best results. Keeping both pieces of Spirit Ice Vice at ambient temperature ensures it will continue to work at optimal levels.

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Pre-Make Ice Balls

Pre-making ice balls in our Spirit Ice Vice works well for catering operations and high-volume times. After you make a ball, wipe it off with a cotton towel and place into a zippered bag in the freezer. Drying each ice ball prevents them from sticking to each other. Pre-making eases the strain of busy nights while still adding value and eye appeal, especially if you have custom logo ice molds that imprint your brand on every ice ball.

Contact Spirit Ice Vice

Whether you’re a restaurant owner seeking an advantage over the competition or a bartender adding a new dimension to signature cocktails, Spirit Ice Vice makes it easy to get customers to notice your creations. For more information, contact us or give us a call at (513) 932-1250.

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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