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Apr 5, 2010 03:34 PM

Seeking super hard ice

I'm on the look out to buy a block of super hard ice for drinks. I know that good bars use this kind of ice for their chilled drinks, but wonder if its available retail somewhere.

Any ideas?

Secret Asian Man

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  1. Don't know if what you're looking for is "block" ice, but you can get it at Smart & Final....block or cube.

    1. Not entirely sure they still stock it, but Bar Keeper in Silverlake was carrying a specialty line of ice for cocktails. Different shapes, purified water, frozen "hard." Might be worth ringing them up to see if they still have it:
      3910 W. Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake, CA 90029

      Bar Keeper
      3910 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

      1. “Névé's dense cubes melt more slowly than traditional ice cubes and come in a variety of shapes: perfect cubes, tall cylinders and golf-ball-size spheres. There are even specially designed square cubes that won't crack or explode when worked vigorously in a cocktail shaker, ensuring the purest martini possible.”

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        1. re: yinyangdi

          Union Ice. Various locations around LA.

          1. now i want to know where one would buy soft ice.

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            1. re: Jelly71

              Soft ice would be "pellet" or "nugget" ice.
              The "softness" of the ice is in the way the ice is made-it's kind of chewable and breaks apart easily.
              You've probably had it and didn't realize it. You can't really buy it, it's made by a pellet or nugget ice machine, a place like Sonic would have it.