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What Does It Take to Run a Craft Ice Program?

Tales of the Cocktail Ice Program Chainsaw

Last month, Tales of the Cocktail ran an insightful article on artisanal ice programs at high-end bars. The emergence of craft ice has opened up options for cocktail flavor progression and presentation previously limited to industrial chip ice.

“Now, it’s a bit different. Some bar programs offer one or two sizes of cubes, while others offer upwards of seven. Many...have spaces dedicated to ice production.”

Read on to learn more about the cocktail science behind ice and ice’s new role in the industry.

Though building a bar ice program requires lots of space and capital, the Shard kit makes it easy to create craft ice at home.

Chip Clear Ice Block