Monday, October 4, 2010

The Ice Is the Glass

The latest trend in ice? It's not in the glass. It is the glass.

I previously posted about chef Grant Achatz's experiment with injecting the ingredients of on Old Fashioned into a hollow, egg-shaped piece of ice. Not Albert Trummel of Apotheke, another fantastique of the drink world, has introduced the Miracle on Doyers Street as part of his new and expensive (every drink if $65) "Reserve Cocktail List."

The description: "Chilled Limited Edition Belvedere Intense Vodka, Taami Berry Power (Miracle Fruit), Served in a Hand-Carved Ice Block With a Selection of Sweet & Savory Fruits."

But how do you pick it up? Do they give you gloves?

Most of the other Reserve Cocktails, by the way, involve Krug Champagne. Just so you feel you're getting your money's worth.

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