Maybe you've never considered the shape of your ice cubes before, but you've surely noticed when they melt quickly and dilute your drink? That's no fun, especially when you're sipping a carefully crafted cocktail, or a strong whiskey on one of these hot, hot days we've had lately.
In bars and restaurants I've noticed a trend towards much larger ice cubes recently, and it's really a smart idea. Why use 10 small ice cubes that will melt in 5 minutes when you can use one giant ice cube that'll keep your drink cold, and strong, longer?
We recently got a new line of silicone ice cube trays into Local Root, including a Tovolo mold for a spherical ice cube. It's just like the over-sized ones I mentioned seeing in restaurants, but it's round, which for some strange reason really adds to the appeal. It's not every day you have a perfectly round orb floating in your drink!
Next time you pour yourself a drink, why not consider kicking it up a notch with one of these?