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Bruce Tomlinson and Darcy O'Neil
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I remember that day... I can't believe we look sober. . . Well , Darcy does.

 

 

I responded to a post over at Darcy O'Neil's site Art Of Drink.
Because Ice could just be the Bartender's least thought about but possibly the most important ingredient. I am putting a copy of the post here. Darcy started the article with - Q&A: How much ice do you need to make a good drink?

Here was my response


Over the last 30 years of Bartending, I have trained a trillion Bartenders. That could be a slight exaggeration, but it seems like that many. One of their first lessons is about ice. I have them measure out two separate shots of white rum.(whatever amount the bar uses in a highball, I use 1.1/4 OZ.) Then I have them grab two glasses(whatever the house uses to put their rum and cokes in) Fill one with ice heaping over the top and one not quite full with the ice about a 1/2 inch from the top. Pour one shot each in the two separate glasses of ice and the one that was filled over the top with ice have them add coke till the the drink is 1/2 in below the rim. And the glass that was not completely full of ice have them add coke till it is up to the rim. Give them both a quick stir and taste. It is all about balance. Even though they both received the same amount of rum. You will notice that the glass that was heaping with ice taste like a good drink and the other glass taste weak....

 


Bruce Tomlinson

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