When hosting a party or pregame (or postgame, for that matter), it is no longer an option to provide your guests with handles to chug from and beer cans to pop. Taking your cocktail game to the next level doesn’t just entail a picturesque bar cart or fully stocked bar. It's all about the chill factor - literally. Ice is an oftentimes overlooked element that differentiates your homemade drinks from the professionally crafted ones that cost as much as two Uber rides. Click through for your ultimate guide to perfecting the coolest part of your cocktail.

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