Have you ever tasted warm beer? If yes, then you probably did not like the feeling of room-temperature beer hitting your mouth.
Just like how some people like their beer to come straight out of the freezer, your cocktails require a source of cooling. That is where ice comes in!
However, ice plays an even more crucial role in making your drink perfect.
The Importance Of Ice In Your Drinks
Infusing the right amount of ice will ensure your concoction is flawless. There are three main functions that ice plays in your drink:
- Temperature control or regulation
- Dilution of the liquid
- Enhancing the texture of your drink
- Increasing the volume of the cocktail
Adding a substantial amount of ice to your drink will keep it cool for a prolonged period. It gives a refreshing feel and makes it easy to drink.
When the ice starts to thaw at room temperature, it dilutes your strong cocktails. Hence in this case, ice provides a unique texture to your drink.
Lastly, the melting of your ice will mix with the drink to increase its volume, which will affect and change the flavour of your drink.
Effects Of Ice In Your Drink
What if the quality of your alcohol is not that great? Then, having a chilled drink will numb your taste buds and give you the ability to slurp it without any of those alcoholic burning sensations.
In addition, the type of water you use to make ice will also affect the taste. It is because the pH and mineral levels in bottled or tap water differ.
However, more ice cubes do not necessarily make the drink pleasing. The amount of ice used depends on the type of mixers and alcohol you are using.
You will find different variants of ice that have a specific function in a variety of drinks.
- Ice cubes
- Shaved ice
- Cracked ice
- Ice balls
Creating A Cocktail
To create a simple recipe using vodka, ice, and tonic, you will need the following ingredients:
Steps To Make Vodka Tonic (One Serving)
- Step 1: Put all your ice cubes in your tall glass.
- Step 2: Add three tablespoons of vodka and stir it vigorously.
- Step 3: Take half a cup of tonic water and pour it in slowly (while stirring).
- Step 4: Squeeze a little bit of lime into the drink.
And there you have it, a vodka tonic that will taste heavenly!
We hope we have shared some quick insights on why ice can be an important aspect of any drink.
Some consider it to be the backbone of cocktails. For others, the perfect partner to a single malt whiskey would be an ice ball. Don’t you agree?
Ice can make or break your drink, so adding the right amount is crucial.
Now, you can go ahead and showcase your cocktail-making skills by adding the right amount of ice and making it delectable.