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?
I briefly marinate crushed ice in Grey Goose, shake well, then pour into a clear conical stemmed vessel with an olive.
just marinated a few cubes in chocolate vodka (Alchemia) and it wasn't half bad... give it a try!
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.
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.