IMPORTANCE OF BIG ICE.
If you want to nerd out, the scientific benefits of big ice ABOUND!!! A larger piece of ice means two important things: 1) less dilution – which means your drink does not taste super watery and 2) a colder drink – because there are fewer contact points, that one block of ice is going to chill that drink down colder, for longer, without dilution. But you know why it REALLY is important: it looks super PRETTY!!!!!!
We eat (or drink) with our eyes. Tell me, if you look at an Old Fashioned with 1 big ROCK next to an Old Fashioned with some random ice cubes – are you not going to go for that big guy? DO IT FOR THE GRAM… is a saying, so I’ve heard.