While browsing liquor and spirits blogs, I stumbled across the website for a trendy bar in upstate New York known as Felicia’s Atomic Lounge (http://www.atomicloungeithaca.com). Found in Ithaca, New York, the hip eatery features an ever-changing lineup of creative cocktails and delicious locavore bites on the menu. The owner, Amelia, also keeps up a cocktail blog dubbed Felicia’s Speakeasy (http://feliciaspeakeasy.blogspot.com). I really want to try some Happy Hour fare, like flatbread pizza or a tofu “TLT” panini. For Recession Wednesdays they offer $1 Pabst Blue Ribbon? Inspired!
Our blogger tried out and reviewed the NewAir AI-100SS portable ice maker. Amelia liked the convenience of a continually available ice supply, particularly helpful for parties or when you forget to refill the ice trays. The compact icemaker ran very quietly, it’s not loud like industrial ice makers found in hotels. The indicator light prompts you to refill the water or empty the ice container when it’s full. One “con” of the NewAir AI-100SS compact icemaker was its packaging, it’s tricky to remove some of the plastic wrap. Additionally, the compact ice maker is not quite compact enough for apartment living where there’s very little kitchen counter space.
NewAir compact icemakers make pounds of ice in minutes, taking up the same amount of space as a bread maker. Not to mention, a dedicated icemaker frees up freezer space. Choose from black, red, silver, or stainless steel NewAir compact icemaker to match your kitchen décor.
What’s the most unusual ingredient you’ve ever tried in a cocktail?
Shaken or stirred, what’s the verdict?
Photos: Sauter, Amelia. Retrieved from http://www.feliciaspeakeasy.blogspot.com/.