How to Make Pebble Ice for Expert Cocktails

Real party pros know their ice. It’s not all cubes, crushed ice or spheres—there’s also pebble ice. 

Real party pros know their ice. It’s not all cubes, crushed ice or spheres—there’s also pebble ice. Falling somewhere between cubed ice and crushed ice, pebble ice (also called nugget ice) is the ideal ice for chilling down sparkling wine, making frozen beds for raw shellfish, and, probably most importantly, juleps. In this short video from Panna (above), bartender extraordinaire Jim Meehan demonstrates the quick and easy way to make your own pebble ice at home.

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