$5,000 freezer makes ice _ out of alcohol

The machine, Beyond Zero, cools to a point where high-alcohol liquor freezes — much colder than the freezing point of water.

10 January 2018 | 20:37

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 10 January 2018 | 20:37

Kirk Clyatt, center, dances for remote cameras at the Nikon booth during CES International, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS : A $5,000 ice cube maker might seem wasteful when your freezer could make ice, too.

But instead of being made with water, ice cubes from this machine are made entirely out of vodka or whiskey.

The machine, Beyond Zero, cools to a point where high-alcohol liquor freezes — much colder than the freezing point of water.

Its inventor, Jason Sherman, says it solves the age-old bartending problem of ice diluting drinks with water. Instead, ice merely melts into more alcohol.

The machines sell for about $5,000. But if you’re a serious drinking, you’ll probably want to add ice storage for about $5,000 more.

The high-priced freezer was on display at the CES tech show, which runs through Friday in Las Vegas.



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