How do you like your martini? Shaken? Stirred? Or frozen?
Thanks to BeyondZero, the latter isn’t some made up thing – their new product in the works delivers alcohol in ice cube form. It creatively solves the problem of a diluted drink with water ice cubes. The downside that is when you freeze alcohol, it becomes so cold that it could do some serious damage if you touch it.
The freeze-any-alcohol machine is going for $8,000, and will freeze any of your bar favourites. Beer, wine, cocktails, and everything else you can find at a liquor store.
The cooler, lower chilling points are a cause for concern. A cube of 100-proof bottled-in-bond whiskey would require a -25°F to freeze, which is an injury concern when handling the bottle with bare hands.
A sure-fire icy beverage is enticing, but believe it or not, a lot of these drinks were designed to be drunk at liquid temperatures. Whiskey is better at room temperature, too (we just thought we’d throw that in there).
If you’re truly tired of drinks in liquid state, don’t take risks with frozen drinks – try something like power instead.