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Old School Cocktails

August 04, 2013

Old School Cocktails

 

Old school also translates better with cocktails.

Words by: THE RAKISH BON VIVANT

 

Unless you have a Scottsman Nugget Ice Maker or a Snoopy Snow Cone Machine from the 80’s, the best crushed ice for highball and swizzle cocktails is made by hand in a Lewis Bag. A Lewis Bag is basically a canvas sack (even an old bank bag would work) in which you put ice cubes to crush them. After filling the bag with ice, fold over the open end and lay the bag flat on a hard surface. Use a wooden mallet (or other hard, flat object) to pound the ice, starting from the rolled side down toward the end of the bag and then back in the opposite direction. Continue until you achieve the desired consistency of crushed ice. (Hint: using a higher-volume of strikes of lower force gives a much finer consistency of ice.) When you are done, scoop out the crushed ice, and make some extremely potent drinks, including these five (I’m making up for my absence):




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