Introduction: Making a Russian Iceman

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I occasionally like to have a drink to relax and reflect on the day. Recently I experimented with making random Vodka concoctions, and the Iceman was born. A big thanks to Brett, who named the libation after I explained it's ingredients and simplicity.

Update: Re-adding this as an entry to the 2009 Cocktails vs. Mocktails contest.... Heck, why not?

Step 1: Gathering Your Ingredients

For a good Russian Iceman, get the best Vodka you can. You're a grownup and you shouldn't be fitzing around with cheap alcohol. Put it in the freezer until it chills.

Next, invest in freezer pops.
Yes, I said freezer pops. I know I just called you an adult, but there's still a kid at heart in you, so just go out and get them already. They're like 100 for $2.00 anyways, so it's not breaking the bank. Once frozen, pick two of the same color.

Grab a glass. I suppose this step could be optional if you just mixed it in the bottle, but personally I'm not that adventurous...

Step 2: Put the Vodka in the Cup You Nut...

For myself, I eyeball my measurements for the vodka, but a good rule is to avoid more than three shots per glass. Pick what seems best to you, just remember that you can always add more later if there isn't enough. Not so easy to make the freeze pops melt as quickly.

Step 3: Add the Freezing Power of Freeze Pops...

Cut the top off the freeze pop. Eat the little bit in the end you snip off to reward yourself for getting this far.

Start pushing the freeze pop out of the tube, breaking off little chunks into your glass. Repeat with a second (or third) freeze pop as needed. Let the drink sit until it has melted to your satisfaction, and enjoy.

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