How to Make Big Ice Cubes for Cocktails

Want to add a bit of class to your cocktails? Learn how to make really big ice cubes for your next party.

Let’s face it, portable ice makers make cubes that are pretty tiny. They’re fine for filling a cooler, or every day use, but what if you want something truly unique?

Big ice cubes for your drinks don’t just look good, they also take a lot longer to melt. You can have a few ice cold rounds of your favorite mixers without refilling your ice.

The secret to making big ice cubes is to freeze water in a big container. Not too surprising, is it? A rectangular container will work better than something round, like a bowl. The rectangular container will allow you to break up your ice more uniformly.

Any plastic container will do. You can pick up cheap rectangular tupperware at any dollar store.

Once you have your container, fill it with water and put it in the freezer overnight. Once the water is frozen, you’re ready to break it up into smaller pieces.

Using a chisel works the best for making your pieces more uniform. If you don’t really care what shape your ice ends up, you can simply smash it with a hammer, or throw it into a plastic bag and smash it against something hard.

Check out the video below for more inspiration.

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