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ecib  ·  696 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How much would you pay for an ice cube?

This makes me mad, although I did order a drink once where the bartender employed this thing, which was kinda cool. We were both bored I think.

kleinbl00  ·  695 days ago  ·  link  ·  

MacAllan, for some reason, sent me a brochure for this thing.

Their "kit" involves, I believe, six ice molds and the squisher. They wanted $1500.

ecib  ·  694 days ago  ·  link  ·  

And the thing is...it was sloooow. I have to think that any bartender that has the time to employ this gadget on a regular basis has to have one eye open for a gig somewhere else where it's actually busy.

kleinbl00  ·  694 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well let's do the math. If you're using magic hit-you-in-the-teeth ice balls you're pouring something stupid like Pappy or some pompous scotch. You're buying the bottle for what? $1k? And you're selling it for $200 a shot?

Let the night roll. Let a few high rollers get a little drunk. Pull up your fancy ice squisher and get a cube rolling. People ask. What the hell is that for? Well, you see, it's for super-top-shelf shit. And it's dope, drunk people.

So now you're selling that $200 shot. And you're putting it in the $1500 ice squisher your boss bought. And you're making a 20% tip. That squisher just made you $40.

I be squishin' ice all goddamn night, yo.