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Quality ice makes a difference when it comes to cocktails. Consider these tips when preparing drinks at home.

Chunks: To make large cubes that melt slowly, use single-serving yogurt containers. Eat the yogurt first! And wash thoroughly. Large cubes are ideal for whisky on the rocks, especially if you like to chill expensive bourbons and single malts.

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Cover up: Once the single cubes are frozen, reseal them with the yogurt lid or plastic wrap. Wrap conventional small-cube trays in plastic. This will prevent the ice from absorbing freezer odours.

Crushed ice: This is ideal for mint juleps and slushie-style sweet cocktails (such as margaritas and tiki drinks), especially ones you want to drink with a straw. Wrap cubes in a clean dish towel and pound gently with a meat mallet.

Water: For a better-tasting drink, use distilled or filtered water in your cube trays and plastic containers.

 

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