Archive for February, 2009

Crushed Expectations

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

I have a dumb technical question: how do you crush ice from cubes for stirred drinks? I’d hate to take a hammer to it. — Wolf

Young fellow, in the past, I have done exactly that–wrapped ice cubes in a dish towel and hammered away until it was limp and soggy and my latent aggressions were satisfied. Now, however, I use a second-hand electric ice-crusher that makes a small drawer’s worth of ice. It’s just enough for two shrubs or one mint julep, but one can’t really keep crushed ice on hand too long anyway.