Kold-Draft, a leader in the manufacture of high-quality, high performance ice machines, provided one of its 560 Series Classic Ice Cubers to supply about 500 pounds of ice for two hours of cool cocktail-making demonstrations at the “Science of Cocktails” fundraising event at the Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on January 20. The museum raised more than $80,000 to support its educational efforts that reach more than 2,000 children and adults every day.

The “Science of Cocktails” featured the artistry of local master mixologists and provided an in-depth, hands-on look at the physics, chemistry, and biology of cocktails, including the ice that chills them.

Every mixologist at the event was provided a supply of Kold-Draft ice for their cocktail-making demonstrations. Erik Adkins, a local mixologist who is general manager of San Francisco’s Heaven’s Dog restaurant and bar manager of The Slanted Door restaurant, presented a program called “The Science of Ice,” including ice made by Kold-Draft. Both restaurants use only Kold-Draft ice in their beverages and cocktails.

“We were delighted to contribute not only to a highly successful fundraising effort, but also to such an important educational venue for the San Francisco area,” says Marty Gardner, President and COO of Kold-Draft. “We are also proud of the fact that the ice machine and ice we provided are “green” in one of the greenest, most environmentally conscious cities in the country.”

All Kold-Draft ice machines are made in the U.S., and all models meet the California Energy Commission’s 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, effective January 1, 2010.

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