This isn't about clear ice, but it is an amazing story. Instead of using the machines to make and carve ice, Michigan Clear Ice is shifting to help out health care workers with personal protective equipment (PPE).
Peter Hardy, owner of Michigan Clear Ice, has turned off the ice-making equipment and fired up the CNC machines he had around the shop. He's now manufacturing protective face shields.
Here's a simple fun video that I discovered over at Boing Boing where the guys at The Modern Rogue harness the power of "cocktail chemistry" to make large format clear ice with a cooler.
I came across this article where Popular Mechanics dives into some of the science behind the types of ice used in cocktails, and finishes the article with a tutorial on using a cooler for directional freezing to create clear ice at home.
Ice might be the most overlooked ingredient of any cocktail recipe. It keeps a drink cold, ensures that it isn’t too stiff, and even alters taste perception.
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