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Great Finds: Retro Ice Crusher

In Great Finds on October 12, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Drinks always taste better over crushed ice. Whether it’s a coke or a cocktail, finely crushed ice adds that extra “yum” factor to beverages. Even if you don’t have an ice machine in your freezer door you can make your own crushed ice at home.  It’s easy, and the retro design of this guy makes for a cool statement piece, even in small kitchens.

With a design inspired by the 1950’s, this manual ice crusher makes both coarse and fine crushed ice. It’s not only great for drinks and cocktails, but for creating ice beds for vegetables or seafood. The slick chrome finish makes it totally appropriate on a bar or cocktail table at a party. Even cooler, it comes with a funky ice scooper for easy use!

Retro Ice Crusher by Frieling USA,  Amazon.com, $65.00

Tip of the Day: Fruit-Filled Juice Cubes

In Tips on April 11, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Ditch plain water in your ice-cube trays and try filling with juice like orange, cranberry, pomegranate, etc.  Drop a few small pieces of fruit in with the juice and freeze. Serve one or two fruit-filled juice cubes in a glass with cold vodka, champagne, prosecco or whatever liquor you like. As the ice melts it will flavor the drink and add a wonderful touch of color. The result is a beautiful and fun presentation that makes a festive and easy drink for parties.  Happy partying!

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