This week, The Kitchn turns blue jeans into three things: nostalgia, a thoughtfully-written essay, and most practically, a cocktail-ice-smasher. Apparently, they can do much more than clothe. In an interesting departure from their common use, the Kitchn uses old jeans to make a denim ice-smashing bag, as they refer to it, and shows us how to use the just-smashed ice. (They’re thorough.) As an added benefit, we learn about it all through an evocative, memory-filled narrative about the author’s father, pioneer of the denim bag and rogue ice-smasher.
We may not have memories to summon, but we sure have old jeans. And now, thanks to The Kitchn, we also have great cocktail ice.
How to Make Perfect Cocktail Ice with a Pair of Jeans from The Kitchn