How to Make an Ice Luge for Party Shots

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How to Make an Ice Luge for Party Shots
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An ice luge is a staple of many college parties. It involves a large ice block with paths carved down the surface. A shot of alcohol or a beer is poured down the top of the luge, winding down the path and becoming extremely chilled. The person on the receiving end places their mouth at the bottom end of the luge to catch and swallow the liquid. You can purchase ice luges sometimes at liquor stores but it’s just as easy, and cheaper, to create your own.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Plastic storage container
  • Large freezer
  • Chisel

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Get a plastic storage container from a home goods store (such as a Rubbermaid bin) with the dimensions roughly of 2 feet by 4 feet by 6 feet. The exact size is up to you.

  2. 2

    Fill the storage container with tapwater. Leave roughly 1 inch from the top.

  3. 3

    Place the storage container into the freezer. Use an object to elevate one end just slightly to give the resulting ice block an angle. Leave the storage container in the freezer until it is frozen all the way through.

  4. 4

    Remove the ice block from the freezer and use a chisel to carve the luge down the face of the block. Carve a S-shaped luge to ensure the liquid gets chilled as it flows down. At the lower end of the luge, you might want to chisel out a little lip for people to place their mouths.

  5. 5

    Pour a cup of warm water down the carved luge to smooth out the rough edges.

  6. 6

    Keep the ice luge in the freezer until party time so it doesn’t melt.

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