Keep Your Ice Program Cool With Custom Cubes

Lauren Viera

For people who take pride in their cocktails, scooping rocks from an ice machine doesn’t always pass muster. More bartenders are recognizing ice as an ingredient in a cocktail. And like any ingredient, how it tastes is just as important as how it complements other flavors. 

It starts with the flavor of the water. Back in 2009, when The Varnish opened in L.A., bartender Chris Bostick recalls...