Learn how to shave ice for a cocktail with these tips from Mixologist Garn McCown. Using the Cocktail Kingdom Pitchfork Ice Pick, Garn lightly taps along the top of the ice back and forth. Do this in a line around the entire block until it splits. If it still doesn't fit in your glass, use the Barfly Tapered Ice Pick to shave off ice into a better shape. Watch Garn's How-To for the full process.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Garn McCown worked his way through high school and college at Georgia Tech in restaurants and bars as early as 14-years-old. He began his spirits career in small restaurants, dive bars, and clubs, where he continually strived to learn and grow. This fueled his passion for craft cocktails, quality spirits, and ingredients, and cutting edge techniques. Garn truly began his craft cocktail endeavors at Bluepointe in the Buckhead Financial District of Atlanta, continuing to grow and learn at both high-volume and craft programs with Kimpton Hotels, Seed Kitchen and Bar, Marriott Hotels, The Pool Hall, The Aviary, and Gypsy Kitchen & The Southern Gentleman.