Author: Camper English
Camper English is a cocktails and spirits writer and speaker who has covered the craft cocktail renaissance for over fifteen years, contributing to more than fifty publications including Popular Science, Saveur, Details, Whisky Advocate, and Drinks International. After much experimentation, in 2009 he revealed a simple method for making clear ice that is now used all over the world. He has since written dozens of articles and given talks about ice internationally. His previous book is Doctors and Distillers: The Remarkable Medicinal History of Beer, Wine, Spirits, and Cocktails. He is based in San Francisco.
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.
1. Ice in Theory
2. How to Make Clear Ice
3. Cutting and Shaping Ice
4. Freezing Objects in Ice
Appendix 1: Troubleshooting and Ice Storage
Appendix 2: Buying Guide
“Camper English is a cocktail writer and ice obsessive best known for introducing a technique for making crystal-clear ice to cocktail connoisseurs about a decade ago.” ~New York Times
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