Burn the Ice

writing by Rachel Ford (@rachel4d) and photography by Kyle Ford (@kyle4d)

Burn the Ice is an on-going story-telling blog series. The name is derived from an industry term for melting the ice in a bar's well by adding hot water. Typically this is done at the end of the night. For us, it's symbolic of the end of a shift, when random stories and unique aspirations are shared over a shift drink.

The idea for the series grew out of the 30-Second Stir interviews we conducted back in our Ford Mixology Lab days, when we would interview some of our favorite bartenders while sitting at their bar. The premise for Burn the Ice is perhaps more open-ended, as it starts with a single question:

"Tell us a true story."

Check out the series on our blog and #burntheice on Instagram.