Posts Tagged ‘ice’

Mixologist JP Caceres Isn’t the Only D.C. Restaurant Worker Worried About Immigration Status

JP Caceres had resigned himself to going back to his na-tive Bolivia after the first three weeks he spent at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Farmville, Va. The mixologist, who’s created recent cocktail menus for Del Campo and MXDC, was losing nearly a pound a day, living off bologna sandwiches and soy […]

Watch Barmini’s Juan Coronado Hand-Carve a Spherical Ice Cube

This week's Y&H column looks at the rise of "ice programs" and artisan ice in D.C. bars. To teach me how the pros hand-carve cubes and spheres out of giant blocks, I asked Barmini "cocktail innovator" Juan Coronado for a lesson in ice sculpting. The first thing he asks me to do is grope the […]

The Ice Is Right: Is Artisan Ice the Final Frontier for Craft Cocktails?

As the 300-pound block of ice ascends from the Jacuzzi-sized industrial ice machine, its edges crackle like broken glass. Joseph Ambrose and Caleb Marindin use an engine hoist to lift the flawless-looking mass, which you can see straight through thanks to a system that circulates the water, releasing any bubbles as it freezes. Ambrose and […]

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