Just saying the word “ice” is cooling, crunching, crackling, isn’t it?
It’s a kind of sound symbolism or onomatopoeia ~ or at the least a phanopoeia!
The snap, or ting, ting, ting of the ice dropping and hitting the inside of a glass is our aural cue that a happy hour is about to launch.
But ice ~ good ice worthy of a good cocktail, that is ~ appeals to more of our sense of sound. There is their sight and taste, too.
Ice is an artful, sensual ingredient in your cocktail confections. 🧊🍸
Here’s how to shake up memorable mixology: