The Ice Book

Cool Cubes, Clear Spheres, and Other Chill Cocktail Crafts

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Pub Date 23 May 2023 | Archive Date 30 Jun 2023
Darcie Rowan PR, Red Lightning Books

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Description

Crystal clear spheres, cubes you can read through, embossed, branded, and blinged-out chunks, chips, blocks, and 'bergs: it's time to elevate your ice!
 
In The Ice Book, internationally renowned cocktail icepert Camper English details how to use directional freezing to make perfectly pure ice in a home freezer, carve it up into giant diamonds and other shapes, and embed it with garnishes, including edible orchids and olives. You'll learn how to create a frozen bowl for Negroni punch, serve a Manhattan inside an ice sphere, and infuse cubes with colors and flavors to create cranberry cobblers, a color-changing Gin and Tonic, and other awesome drinks.
 
Featuring striking color photos throughout, this handy guide—and great gift—offers easy directions for dozens of ice projects and suggestions for further freezer fun. Both instructional and inspirational, The Ice Book will help you take your nonalcoholic and boozy beverages to the next level.

Crystal clear spheres, cubes you can read through, embossed, branded, and blinged-out chunks, chips, blocks, and 'bergs: it's time to elevate your ice!
 
In The Ice Book, internationally renowned...


Advance Praise

"Camper English is the American booze world's ice savant."―Men's Journal, reviewing a previous edition or volume

"Perhaps the pre-eminent cocktail ice scholar."―The Guardian, reviewing a previous edition or volume

"The San Francisco-based cocktail writer has carved out a niche for himself as a clear-ice zealot, preaching the virtues of directional freezing―a method by which crystal clear ice can be achieved―in both articles and seminars."―Punch, reviewing a previous edition or volume

"Camper English, who writes about cocktails and spirits and pioneered the technique that most professionals now use to make ice (after experimenting with the frozen stuff for a decade)."―New York Magazine's The Strategist, reviewing a previous edition or volume


"Camper English is the American booze world's ice savant."―Men's Journal, reviewing a previous edition or volume

"Perhaps the pre-eminent cocktail ice scholar."―The Guardian, reviewing a previous...


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ISBN 9781684352050
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PAGES 156

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I love this book! I was only mildly interested in it when I requested an ARC but it’s so fun and the ideas are so cool. The author developed a way to freeze clear ice a while ago that became mildly famous and he teaches you how to do that (and all the science behind the cloudy parts and why doing things like using distilled or boiled water doesn’t work). But besides that he also teaches a ton of other brilliantly cool ways to make all kinds of shapes and effects. Who wouldn’t love making blue spherical ice cubes from butterfly pea flowers that turn your clear cocktail hot pink? (Okay, if you wouldn’t then I don’t think we’d get along.)

There are photos and cocktail recipes throughout and way more science than you’d expect. I’m thinking of giving a copy to my science loving, project loving 15 year old who is a bit of an ice aficionado himself.

This book is great fun, really interesting and highly recommended.

I read a temporary digital copy of this book via NetGalley.

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IDK about you but I weirdly love ice and especially different ice shapes. If you are like me, you will enjoy this book. I liked learning about the different types and how you can make them or elevate them to make them amazing. I would love to read a book about different foods like I did the Ice Book!

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Synopsis: (from Netgalley, the provider of the book for me to review)
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Crystal clear spheres, cubes you can read through, embossed, branded, and blinged-out chunks, chips, blocks, and 'bergs: it's time to elevate your ice!
In The Ice Book, internationally renowned cocktail icepert Camper English details how to use directional freezing to make perfectly pure ice in a home freezer, carve it up into giant diamonds and other shapes, and embed it with garnishes, including edible orchids and olives. You'll learn how to create a frozen bowl for Negroni punch, serve a Manhattan inside an ice sphere, and infuse cubes with colours and flavours to create cranberry cobblers, a colour-changing Gin and Tonic, and other awesome drinks.
Featuring striking colour photos throughout, this handy guide—and great gift—offers easy directions for dozens of ice projects and suggestions for further freezer fun. Both instructional and inspirational, The Ice Book will help you take your nonalcoholic and boozy beverages to the next level.
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Yes, this is a "cookbook" ON ICE or more specifically, on how ice can elevate your cocktails: heck, with some pea flowers involved, it can change the colour of your drink as it melts! (cool!!! I love pea flower tea so will have to try this at home!)

I have never really thought about how to make clear ice or basic ice in general: I never have ice at home because I don't have room in my ridiculously tiny freezer for trays of it: I save it for bags of frozen veggies which are about the only way we can afford vegetables these days. But if you want clear ice or fancy ice for your cocktails, this is the book to read. Most people I know who are into cocktails are into vodka and soda (the MOST RIDICULOUS mixed drink ever) but if you are into negronis or a wonderful mocktail, this book can make it even fancier.

Decidedly a niche book but still enjoyable to read.

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Ok, this was even cooler than I expected - no pun intended! I am amazed by the thought that goes into ice making and the photography in this book is so modern, sleek, and beautiful in its own right. Well done! I know my husband will also enjoy looking through this! I really didn’t think I would find this as interesting as it was!

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The Ice Book - such an interesting topic that I didn't know I needed to know about! I didn't read every word of this book I must admit though I believe I got the general gist of it. I haven't tried any of the ice making techniques outlined though I'm glad that I'm aware of them should I ever need to make them. This book is very technical and would make an excellent gift for a cocktail lover or anyone who loves to host! I was most interested to learn how to cut the ice so that you can cut the misty part off so I was excited when this was outlined. Thank you to the publisher for allowing me to read an advance copy, I appreciate it.

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