"If you are going to work with ice blocks you need to be working with clear ice or you are just wasting time and effort. In the 19th century ice was frozen in large ponds and cut out, the directional freezing allowed for perfectly clear ice unlike the cloudy ice that comes out of your trays at home. Why is clear ice important? It melts about five times slower than ice with air trapped in it, this will keep your drink consistent longer and minimize the pool of watery booze and citrus at the bottom of your glass. Back in the day all ice bartenders used started as a block and it was up to the individual and their ice tools to create smaller, usable chunks and shavings for mixing." view article
"Among specialty cocktail makers, there is a growing acceptance that the type of ice is as crucial as the base spirit. After all, ice is a common ingredient in most cocktails, whether used in the mixing or in the glass. When it melts, it becomes part of the drink itself." view article
Ice Blocks are supplied in three types: "Bar Ice Blocks", "Carnival Ice Blocks" and "Carving Ice Blocks", see below for details.
Ice is the most important tool a bartender has, almost all of our other tools are made to manipulate it. Knowing how to use it is paramount in making great cocktails.
The Eskimo Ice Bar Blocks are crystal clear blocks and measure 50cm x 25cm x 23cm and weigh 27kg's. They are easy to manage should you wish to use them for chipping, rough chunks of ice or even to cut down to smaller pieces.
Chipped ice for cocktails provides that extra WOW to your drinks! Or if you fancy doing some Japanese ice ball carvings, this crystal clear ice block is perfect!
Our new all purpose Carnival blocks are produced in our super hygienic factory. They are pure filtered blocks but may show slight imperfections such as frosting, air bubbles or natural cracks. These only enhance the beauty and unique appearance of these ice blocks.
Carnival blocks are 50cm x 25cm x 23cm and weigh 27kg's. They are easy to manage should you wish to use them for cooling, chipping, rough chunks of ice or even to cut down to smaller pieces.
Chipped ice for cocktails provides that extra WOW to your drinks!
Carving Ice Blocks weigh 120kg's and are approximately 100cm x 50cm x 25cm. Single blocks are available for purchase and pallet orders of 8 blocks qualify for discounted rate. Delivery charges apply.
These crystal clear blocks are ideal for sculpting or displays.
Block Tray & Tools
We can supply custom made special wooden drainage trays for ice blocks.