The common cube, too quick to melt, can ruin a superior spirit. Enter the Cirrus Ice Ball Press, which may usher in a new ice age. Using only gravity, the 16-pound aluminum cylinder transforms a rough chunk of ice (preferably made from distilled water) into a flawless orb just big enough to fill a highball glass. The spherical shape has less surface area than a cube, which means it's slower to dissolve—and dilute. Plus, it adds class to your glass.

$839, including ice cups and tongs; cirruspress.com

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