OJ on the rocks. [Photograph: Serious Eats]

Over the holiday weekend, Tim Carman of Washington CityPaper's Young & Hungry blog ranted about ice cubes in orange juice:

When I see ice cubes in orange juice, I have two immediate thoughts: The orange juice will suck because it's watered down, and the restaurant is cheap, trying to extend its product at the expense of the product.

I agree with him on one point: At a restaurant, they're just trying to cheap out. But at home, I sometimes add ice cubes to get the OJ extra cold. You just have to drink it fast. Which is no problem on a hot day.

What's crazier is ice cubes in milk, which is something my dad used to do every now and then.


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