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Aug 7, 2009 03:06 PM

Marinating Ice Cubes

Art Cashin, floor director operations UBS Financial Services, apppears on CNBC every morning. He frequently talks about marinating ice cubes on Friday evenings after a hectic week of stock trading.
What's your favourite recipe for marinating ice cubes after a stressful day or week at work?

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  1. I like to marinate my ice cubes in Old Fashioned marinade (2 oz rye, 1 sugar cube, 2 dashes bitters, twist of lemon or orange peel).

    1. I let my ice cubes marinate my bottle of sparkling wine :)

      1. I briefly marinate crushed ice in Grey Goose, shake well, then pour into a clear conical stemmed vessel with an olive.

        1. just marinated a few cubes in chocolate vodka (Alchemia) and it wasn't half bad... give it a try!

          1. Just mixed up a whiskey smash using a Dale DeGroff recipe, and I must say my marinated ice cubes were quite tasty. Also you get to take out your angst crushing some ice.

            2 slices lemon
            6–8 mint leaves
            ½ ounce Grand Marnier
            1/2 ounce simple syrup
            2 ounces Maker’s Mark
            Muddle lemon, mint, Grand Marnier and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add Maker’s Mark and ice and shake well. Strain into a rocks glass. Fill with crushed ice and garnish with a big piece of mint.

            Also made an Old Fashioned with Old Overholt earlier this week, and I have to say it blew me away for a drink that used a fifth of whiskey I paid $11 for.