Can whiskey stones be used in other drinks?

To wrap up, whiskey stones (or whiskey rocks) are used in a variety of hot and cold drinks such as bourbon, scotch, rum, beer, soda, coffee and tea. In general, they are a handy tool in cooling down your favorite drink without water dilution from ice.

What are granite chilling stones?

Ice robs flavors and aromas by deep freezing fine spirits. On The Rocks Granite Whiskey Chilling Stones are ideal for sipping scotch and other whiskeys and spirits at temperatures that enhance your drink without watering it down. One stone is all that’s needed for the ideal chill without closing down the flavors.

How do you use granite whiskey stones?

EASY TO USE Simply pop the stones in the freezer for 5-6 hrs in the supplied storage pouch before use. Place 3-4 cubes in a tumbler with your favourite whisky and the stones will slowly chill your drink without diluting and watering it down, Rinse and reuse again and again.

Do drink stones work?

Now for the more important question: do whiskey rocks actually work? The good news is that whiskey stones – or whisky stones, depending on where you hail from – do work, generally speaking. The bad news is that most of them don’t work too well, and won’t sustain a chill factor with the same efficacy as ice.

Are whiskey stones only for whiskey?

And thus spreads the myth of the whiskey stone. But the simple fact is, no one needs, wants or actually uses whiskey stones. They are almost entirely useless. Whiskey stones are intended to do two things: cool your drink down and prevent dilution.

Are granite whiskey stones safe?

Being just a pile of cut rocks, whiskey stones are also easily washed and dishwasher safe. If granite ice cubes are a blessing for neat whiskey, they are a mixed blessing for the whiskey cocktail, where a drinker probably wants an ice cold beverage and dilution isn’t as big an issue.

Are granite Whisky stones safe?

Absolutely. Whiskey stones are made of soapstone or stainless steel which is safe enough to be used in cookware and countertops. Soapstone won’t leach materials into your whiskey. The only concern is potentially breaking your glass if you aren’t careful with the stones.

Is granite good for whiskey stones?

Granite and stainless steel retain temperatures better than soapstone, keeping your whiskey chilled longer. They are also harder and likely to last longer than soapstone. Stainless steel whiskey stones often employ a non-toxic chilling gel that boosts the ability to maintain a cold temperature.

Do you put Whisky stones in the freezer?

These stones, available in a variety of sizes, are designed to be stored in the freezer, and added to straight shots of whiskey, bourbon, or scotch, in order to chill them without the risk of diluting the drink. The best whiskey stones for keeping drinks ice cold however, are the ones that are made of stainless steel.

Do you wash whiskey stones?

Your whiskey stones can absorb flavors while inside your freezer. Flavors can be removed by soaking or baking them. Clean your whiskey stones would require washing them in dish soap and warm water. Set the stones in your hand and roll them under warm water from a faucet.

Should you use whiskey stones?

Are Whisky stones healthy?

Whisky stones are made of soapstone, a metamorphic rock, and are often promoted as a way to chill your drink without diluting it. After doing some research, I learned that they’re completely safe for consumption because soapstone is hard enough not to leave anything behind.

What kind of drinks can you have with a kidney stone?

Drinks like lemon-lime soda and ginger ale are often included on lists of safe drinks if you have a kidney stone or want to keep your risk low. Still, the drinks aren’t as good as most others that we’ve featured on this list. After all, soda doesn’t offer many nutrients and tends to be high in sugar.

Which is the best whiskey stone to drink?

If you are looking for a way to keep your scotch a bit colder without watering it down, we found Balls of Steel and Steel Ice to be the best of the bunch. Not only did they drop the temperature of the bourbon a significant amount (over 20 degrees each), but they kept it from coming back to room temperature for over an hour.

Can you put ice in a whiskey stone?

There are purists who will never allow a cube of ice to come in contact with a drop of their whiskey. We get it. Ice melts and dilutes your drink killing the flavor. Whiskey stones are supposed to offer a modern answer for guys who enjoy a cooler beverage but don’t want any ice thinning out their drink.

What kind of stones are best for cold drinks?

Each stone is unique in color and granite style. Handcrafted FDA-compliant premium grade granite ensures safety and ease of cleaning. Granite strikes a balance between the aesthetic of rocks with the long-lasting cooling properties of stainless steel. These stones set themselves apart visually in that they are cylindrical.