Gimmick or genius? Ice ball cocktails could be the next cool thing

…That’s just what Hammett was doing, putting balls of ice in his bourbon at home, when he decided to experiment. “I put everything but the main spirit in a ball and froze it, and as it melts the flavor of the drink changes. It goes from boozy to sweeter as you go.”

With the help of the establishment’s bartenders, he took his Old Fashioned recipe and created an ice ball version. Now called Ice Ball Oldie, it includes cherry heering, orange and lemon zest and a maraschino cherry frozen in the ice ball. Knob Creek Rye is poured over it in a glass….

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