If you want to make chipped ice for a cocktail but don’t have an ice pick on hand, use an old-fashioned ice tapper. The tool was popular in the 1950s for cracking ice into small shards for tiki drinks. To use, whop an ice cube with the plastic wand’s convex, stainless steel disc. The resulting tiny ice shards are also great for cooling drinks more quickly in a cocktail shaker.
Buy it on Cocktail Kingdom for $11.
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