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IceLiners uses a simple silicone mold to create an ice lined glass for your favorite martini or cocktail.
IceLiners uses a simple silicone mold to create an ice lined glass for your favorite martini or cocktail.
IceLiners uses a simple silicone mold to create an ice lined glass for your favorite martini or cocktail.
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As a former bartender, one of the most common calls was for a cold martini. People wanted a chilled glass, they wanted it shaken hard, and they wanted ice crystals floating on the top. Why? Because they wanted it cold. Over the years I became a martini drinker myself and have come to learn the beauty of an ice cold martini. I wanted to create an experience where the very last sip is as cold as the first ... and I have.

 As a dentist, I would use dental impression material to make solid ice martini glasses which ended up melting quickly and being very messy. I started to think of a better way to create a cold glass. I thought maybe we could line the glass with a layer of ice. Glass is an excellent insulator, and perhaps this would be more effective than the solid ice glass. I also thought it was extremely important to use high-end glass stem wear as I like the feel of glass to my lips. There are some clunky plastic devices out there, but they are not very classy. At the end of the day, a martini is a classy drink. 

I have worked on various prototypes over the past two years, some very crude but functional.

Early IceLiners
Early IceLiners

Over the years I would make these drinks for my friends and family, and people kept saying I should get a patent on this idea and bring it to market. My patent attorney tells me that he has several dentists as clients since they tend to be tinkerers. I was fortunate that a good friend of mine owns Helix Design, Inc., and was able to assist me in coming up with several designs using programs like Solid Works along with 3D printing technology.

My four kids who are ages 23-27 actually convinced me to do the rocks glass. They told me that with the recent resurgence in bourbon and whiskey drinking, I should do a rocks glass as well, so I did. This may turn out to be even more popular than the martini glass. There are several products out there that claim to cool your drink, but nothing is like this.

With your help we can begin to mass produce these molds so that everybody can enjoy an IceLiners cocktail. We have decided to use a compression molding process at this time. We are using a food grade, dishwasher safe silicone. It is overbuilt and feels like a high-end product. We could have done this cheaper and cheesier but took the high road, as you will see. We are done with our prototypes and our production documentation package is complete. I have a patent pending on this product, and have selected a manufacturer. I am ready to go!!

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Risks and challenges

Because the design has been tested and refined several times with the assistance from a professional design firm, I am not really too worried about the product itself. I am working very hard to make sure the shipping logistics go well. I had a local company design packaging for both the martini and rocks glasses which came out really cool. I am preparing the best I can for that in the event of a very high demand. I have office and warehouse space ready to go and have made arrangements with shipping vendors. I am ready to go.

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    1 IceLiners ROCKS kit. This includes 1 10 oz. rocks glass and 1 IceLiners rocks mold.
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    One of each, 1 IceLiner MARTINI kit and 1 IceLiner ROCKS kit. One of each glass and one of each mold. Free shipping in the Continental US

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    4 IceLiners ROCKS kits. This includes 4 10 oz. rocks glasses and 4 IceLiners rocks molds.
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    Two of each, 2 IceLiner MARTINI kits and 2 IceLiner ROCKS kits. Two of each glass and two of each mold.

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    Four of each, 4 IceLiner MARTINI kits and 4 IceLiner ROCKS kits. Four of each glass and four of each mold. Free shipping in the Continental US

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    24 IceLiners ROCKS kits. This includes 24 10 oz. rocks glasses and 24 IceLiners rocks molds.
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    Twelve of each, 12 IceLiner MARTINI kits and 12 IceLiner ROCKS kits. Twelve of each glass and twelve of each mold. Free shipping in the Continental US

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    May 2, 2015, For the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby, I will bring 141 IceLiners ROCKS glasses to your event at the Kentucky Derby, pre frozen with an ice lined mixture of muddled mint leaves, simple sugar and water. See pictures on the website. You just need to provide the Bourbon of your choice. Your guests can keep the glass and mold as a party favor and I would be happy to bartend at such an event. It will be the coldest and most talked about mint julep at the derby.

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    Private party, wedding or special event. I will bring 100 pre frozen MARTINI glasses and 100 pre frozen ROCKS glass to your special event. We can place a company logo or a special date on the glasses if you like. I would work with the event planner as well. I would also be happy to bartend at an "IceLiners" drink station during your event.
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