One of the many high points of our recent trip to New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail was meeting Roberto Sequeira of Glace Luxury Ice. The idea of Glace Luxury Ice instantly made sense to us after the seminar we attended, the “World’s Biggest Bar Crawl,” took a virtual stop by the Skyview Bar at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, home of what claims to be the world’s most expensive cocktail at about $7,450, depending on the exchange rate. In the cocktail, the 55-year old Macallan scotch is served with ice made from water that comes from the Macallan distillery in Scotland. The cocktail is so pricey because it’s served in an 18K gold Baccarat glass, which the drinker gets to keep.
While we’re not about to spend four figures on a cocktail, after sampling Glace, we can definitely get behind the need for luxury ice. The ice is one large round ball, which means it doesn’t splash or hit your nose when you go to take a sip. It’s big, so it stays solid longer, so our drink didn’t get watered down quickly. But even when it does melt, no worries, Glace is made of purified water so it’s tasteless. Glace is also really cool looking.