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Marinating Ice Cubes

Doctormhl1 Aug 7, 2009 03:06 PM

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?

  1. ROCKLES Jun 15, 2011 10:49 AM

    i marinate 1 ice cube in a mixture of Chivas Regal and a glass

    1. JMF Jun 7, 2011 07:11 AM

      I like to first marinate my ice in a few dashes of bitters, then after they've been punished for a few seconds I add a few ounces of gin to soften the blow. On a very hot day I might add some tonic to the marinade as well.

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        nickls Sep 2, 2009 01:52 PM

        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.

        1. iluvcookies Sep 1, 2009 09:46 PM

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

          1. iluvcookies Aug 30, 2009 04:43 PM

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

            1. OysterHo Aug 30, 2009 02:27 PM

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

              1. yarm Aug 8, 2009 08:04 AM

                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).


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