The Best Types of Ice for Bars and Cocktail Lounges

Believe it or not, a lot of planning goes into designing ice cubes. Companies create different types of ice cubes with several shapes and textures. Each style is meant to appeal to various bar and restaurant settings.

Whether you own a high-volume sports bar or a specialty cocktail lounge, the type of cube you choose can help save money or create the best presentation for a high-end drink.

In this article, we’ll look at some of the best types of ice cubes for high-volume and high-end bars.

Cocktail lounges and whiskey bars specialize in serving high-end drinks to customers with discriminating tastes. For these establishments, presentation is paramount. Owners want a solid, symmetrical cube that elevates the look of their cocktails.

Square cubes look great in lowball glasses. It is a classic cube design for timeless drinks like an Old Fashioned, Sazerac, or a scotch on the rocks.

Square cubes also stack nicely in tall, slender highball glasses. They stack from bottom to the top of the glass, guaranteeing drinks are consistently chilled. They’re perfect for a Tom Collins or a Gin and Tonic.

When square cocktail ice cubes are dispensed in a bin, they tend to form fission cracks. These small cracks refract light in fascinating patterns and look wonderful in bourbons and dark rums.

Square cubes are larger, which is a must-have for whiskey and bourbon drinkers. No serious scotch drinker wants their drink served with crushed ice, because it melts quickly and can water down the drink. Square cubes melt much slower, effectively cooling the drink but keeping the taste intact.

Snooker Ice maker offers a square cube that is the perfect option for high-end bar owners.

Whether you operate a casual neighborhood bar, a dance club, or a high-end cocktail lounge, the type of ice you use in your drinks can impact your success. Let us help you determine the right type of ice for your business and give us a call today.