What kind of ice cubes do you use for whiskey?

What kind of ice cubes do you use for whiskey?

If you’re looking to enjoy your whiskey on the rocks, we recommend large or standard cubes. If you’re feeling fancy, you can pick up special molds for spheres or larger cubes. But it’s all about minimizing the surface area relative to the mass, so the ice melts slowly and you avoid diluting the spirit too quickly.

Should you put an ice cube in whiskey?

While you can drink whiskey neat at room temperature, if you’re still getting used to the idea of sipping on whiskey, we recommend using ice to temper the intensity. Even if you’re normally a neat whiskey drinker, try it out. The colder the ice, the better. As it melts, the ice will also help dilute the whiskey.

How long does it take to make whiskey ice cubes?

Prepare your freezer by setting the temperature to as close as possible to 0 degrees. Place the entire container, wrapped with a towel, in the freezer being careful not to knock it over or allow air to enter the molds. Freeze for approximately 18 hours.

How many ice cubes do you put in whiskey?

If this sounds good to you, by all means add some to your whisky, you probably don’t need more than one or two cubes. Keep in mind that the larger the ice cube, the slower it melts, and this is probably best for your drink.

Do ice cubes dilute alcohol?

As any good bartender knows, the ice you use for cocktails should never be an afterthought. Ice not only chills your drink, it dilutes the alcohol, and using low-quality water or the wrong size cubes can ruin an otherwise carefully crafted cocktail.

How do you fill whiskey balls?

I use these individual ice ball molds from Tovolo, and they work wonderfully. Just fill each one up to the fill line, put the lid on, and freeze for about 4 hours. (Freezing time will vary depending on your freezer.) Once frozen, just run a little warm water over your mold, and the sphere of ice should pop right out.

Is it OK to drink whiskey on the rocks?

Many elitist whiskey connoisseurs may argue that tainting a good, neat glass of whiskey with ice is distasteful, but we see nothing bad with a rock or two in an old-school glass of whiskey. The dilution provided by water can reduce the intensity of the alcohol’s taste.

How do you make ice cubes at home?

How to make clear ice: a tutorial

  1. Step 1: Freeze warm water in a cooler for 18 to 24 hours.
  2. Step 2: Remove the ice from the cooler.
  3. Step 3: Cut the ice into cubes with a serrated knife.
  4. Step 3: Shape the clear ice chunks with an ice pick (optional).
  5. Step 4: Store the clear ice.