Connecticut Magazine: Drink Trend Ice is the New Star of Creative Cocktails
BY ELIZABETH KEYSER
At Ballo in Mohegan Sun, the most popular cocktail is the Limonata (pictured above). Spirit Italian vodka and San Pellegrino sparkling lemonade is graced with a sphere of frozen blood-orange juice. It’s meant to melt. “As it melts, it adds flavor, sweetens the drink and changes its color,” says Luke Martin, a manager. One downside: The cocktail tastes so good, it’s hard to drink slowly. And that blood orange cube melting in the empty glass? Guests crunch on it—?while waiting for their second Limonata.