This is a video from Cocktail Chemistry demonstrating how to make a cocktail with a smoke-filled ice ball inside. You're supposed to break the ice ball with a small hammer, and the smoke lingers over the cocktail for a while, adding a smokey aroma. This would probably cost at least $30 at a bar that's fancy enough to serve drinks with smoke-filled ice balls inside. I liked how the ball didn't break the first time he hits it with the hammer. I thought for sure he was going to accidentally hit the glass and break that. I wonder how many times he actually did do that. At least once, right? One time I drank out of a beer bottle that was broken at the top and it cut my lip bad and I bled EVERYWHERE. It looked like I'd just eaten a heart or something. I took so many pictures. But what I should have taken is a trip to the hospital because now my lip healed funny and it looks like I'm always snarling. See? I look like a wolf, right? "Just a really ugly man." I should hire you as my confidence coach.
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Thanks to Greg P, who just wants a beer and a shot, thanks.