Nation’s Restaurant News: Perfect summer drinks start with the right ice

“Ice is such a crucial ingredient in a great drink, yet I think it gets overlooked way more than people think,” says Ori Geshury, director of education at the Aqua Vitae Institute in Philadelphia. “It’s an investment in the performance of a machine that works all day, and it’s an investment in your beverages.” Geshury advises operators to research and test their beverage menus thoroughly before shopping for ice machines. That way operators know their desired outcome and can better “think and taste through” experiments using a wide range of ice.