"Ice is to a bartender what the flame is for a chef."

When you stop to think about what goes into an amazing cocktail (or other beverage), you may not list ice as a key component. However, we're here to tell you that you should absolutely consider ice as a vital ingredient. We've rounded up 3 tips to help you "up" your cocktail game.  

Tip #1 - Proper Dilution Is Key

Ice is essential for any good cocktail. Ice not only chills your drink - it also provides the perfect amount of dilution. One of the most common mistakes when making cocktails is not using enough ice to properly dilute your drink. 

Tip #2 - Ignoring The Ice Is Bad!

If you watch closely the next time you're at a high-end bar or restaurant, you'll see the bartenders often pay as much attention to the ice as they do the rest of the ingredients. These experts know that ignoring the ice is bad!

Tip #3 - The Clearer, The Better

Unclear ice indicates impurities. Cloudy ice forms because of impurities in the water and because oxygen bubbles get trapped. 

Diamond Arctic Ice considers its craft ice the equivalent to diamonds. And like diamonds, you can rest assured that ice from Diamond Arctic Ice meets the "3 Cs" of craft ice.

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