I used to think ice was just ice, but now I know better. The clarity and crystal-like appearance of the ice cubes I make at home are a far cry from the cloudy, irregularly-shaped ones my nephew buys from the supermarket. They look and feel like the real deal, and I take pride in knowing that I made them myself.
I've become quite particular about how I serve my drinks now. Whiskey, gin and tonic, or even just a glass of water – I enjoy them all with plenty of ice. I like my drinks as cold as possible, just like a real adult would. It's amazing how a simple cube of frozen water can elevate the experience of a drink, keeping it perfectly chilled without diluting it too quickly.
Making my own ice cubes is easy and cost-effective. I simply fill up my ice cube trays, pop them in the freezer, and patiently wait for the magic to happen. It's a small ritual that brings me satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment.
I may not be a professional barman, but I feel like one when I'm serving up drinks with my homemade ice cubes. It's a little indulgence that adds a touch of luxury to my everyday life. Who says retirement has to be dull? I've found a new hobby that brings me joy and makes my drinks extra special. Here's to raising a glass with ice "on the rocks" – it's simply an excellent way to keep a beverage cold, and it's become one of my favorite simple pleasures in life. Cheers!