You had me at Japanese ice balls

If you’re still blown away by the ice maker in your fridge, you might want to sit down for what you’re about to read.

Forget the argument about on the rocks or a splash of water — you can now super-size your ice via spherical ice molds ($16). The molds create ice spheres that are 2 inches in diameter, they’ll fit snugly in a lowball glass.

The ice sphere has origins in Japan, where apprentice bartenders (possibly Ralph Macchio) hand carve spheres from blocks of ice. Expensive whiskeys are served over the sphere of ice because it melts slower, allowing the liquid to chill without being watered down.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink