How to Carve Your Own Spherical Ice

B Flat ice is round.
B Flat ice is round.Photo: Melissa Hom

This month, B Flat mixologist Takaaki Hashimoto gives a video demo on Star Chefs, where he demonstrates how to carve jewel-shaped and spherical ice, just like the ones in our slideshow of the city’s best cubes! By using only a few extra-sharp sushi knives and bare hands to shape a frosty slab of ice, he makes the round “jewel” cut look especially easy. But just because it looks easy doesn’t necessarily mean you should try it at home. [Star Chefs]