What are your thoughts on using ice cups for drinks?
I'm just curious--what does everyone think about using cups made of ice (example link below) for (mixed?) drinks? Flavor-wise, shouldn't there be less dilution due to a reduced surface area? Is this a good thing?
Edit: This link would probably be more appropriate as the previous link were ice shot glasses.
re: c oliver
Another vote for useless. It's a party trick and makes your guests go ooooh, but it pretty much ends there when they realise how impractical it is.
However; I've been to 'Ice Bars' in Hong Kong and Qc, where the entire bar is held at -10 or -15ºC and they use these cups. Works there because they don't melt into the drink and you're wearing gloves so your hand doesn't melt the cup.