Located at 17 Richmond Street in Downtown Rochester, NY, Cristallino Premium Ice is Western New York’s first crystal clear, large format cocktail ice manufacturer. Our oversize cubes melt exceptionally slowly, creating minimal dilution while keeping your favorite spirit or cocktail perfectly cold.
The purity of Cristallino Premium Ice allows the true flavor of your spirit or cocktail to take center stage. We’re passionate about exceptional hospitality and creating world class experiences for guests.
What's different about our ice?
The clarity of our ice is achieved through directional freezing, a process which removes nearly all gases and minerals from the ice and eliminates clouding. It takes 3-4 days to create a 300 lb. block of our crystal clear ice. From those blocks, we hand cut and inspect each individual cube for quality and clarity.
For best results, remove large format ice from your freezer approximately 15-20 minutes before use in cocktails or punchbowls. This short amount of time will allow a “tempering” period for the ice which will prevent it from cracking when introduced to liquid. When properly tempered, the ice will present as crystal clear and crack free; a beautiful sight indeed.