Every since my experimentation with the Halloween brain hemorrhage cocktail, I have continued to scheme about concocting beverages that change in character as you drink them. Thus far I've focused my efforts on cocktails that change color, but a few weeks ago, in a tipsy Joycean epiphany, I thought: What about a drink that gradually meted out more alcohol the cocktail that kept on giving ah hah ice cubes made out of booze.
Photo from wikipedia commons. What's colder and more fun than ice? Booze cubes.
Of course, I'm hardly the first person to have this revelation. Many have mused over the possibility of "ice" cubes made from alcohol as a means of increasingly spiking your beverage and/or changing its flavor profile by tipping the balance with the introduction of another type of liquour.
But anyone who keeps vodka in the freezer knows why simply pouring alcohol into a standard ice tray won't produce booze cubes. The freezing point of ethanol (which varies slightly depending on proof) is way below that of water (0 degrees Celsius) and your average Frigidaire doesn't maintain temperatures that low. If, however, there's anything I've learned from the interwebs, when there's a will, there's a way.More »