Why is crushing ice one of the most enjoyable mixology skills to master?
A) It means perfect Mint Juleps.
B) You get to act out your Thor fantasies, mightily swinging a giant hammer.
C) Because it’s fun to frighten your friends with loud noises and smashing.
D) All of the above.
The answer, of course, is D. To make crushed ice, all you need is a wooden mallet (or any blunt object you have handy), a Lewis bag (a sturdy canvas bag) and a little bit of muscle.