Winter Ice Cocktails
Detroit Ice Works
In this January workshop, we’ll appropriately be focusing on ice with our cities most modern cocktail ice-monger, Detroit Ice Works and frame’s go-to spirits master Jaz’Min Weaver for an educational evening based on cocktails of course — but also concentrating on what is the “right” ice for elevating your home cocktails.
There is quite the science to the crystal clear and a rare few mixed drinks that don’t require specific ice in one form or another.
Topics on task will be: how to perfectly crush ice for “tiki” or sweet cocktails, why 2″x2″ cubes are important for spirit-forward cocktails and the art of infusing ice with flavors, adding in color-changing properties.
While we drink and snack, the brainchild behind Detroit Ice Works, Caroline Chung and J.T Caulton will show us the Japanese style of large ice block carving; breaking down a large block into individual-sized pieces that are then ice picked and carved into cocktail sized ice.
You’ll leave armed with all slow-melting ice-info you need to stock your freezer and take home 8 Detroit Ice Works crystal clear “2×2” cubes perfect for Old Fashioneds, Manhattans, and other spirit-forward cocktails.
Move over the frozen peas. You may never look at your plastic ice tray the same again.
Thursday, January 16th.
$65 per person + tax and service fee
Each workshop is limited to 20 guests
Welcome punch, snacks and two hours fully devoted to the art of ice by Detroit Ice Works, cocktails by Jaz’Min Weaver. Plus (8) crystal clear king cubes, “2×2” cubes to take for your home freezer.
Cocktail Kingdom’s Schmallet Ice Mallet and Lewis Bag
Cocktail Kingdom Essential Cocktail Set
• Seamless Yarai Mixing Glass
• Hoffman Barspoon
• Japanese Style Jigger 1oz/2oz
• Set of Koriko Weighted Shaking Tins
• Koriko Hawthorne Strainer
++ ala carte, beer, wine, and more frame cocktails.
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