When it comes to ice – to paraphrase a famous ecdysiast -Â you either got it, or you ain’t. (And boys, I got it.) Â Or rather, I want it. Let the 2011 holiday wishlist begin with thisÂ Ice Ball Press Kit from Cirrus. For yearsÂ I’ve been prattling on about substandard ice and you wouldn’t believe the curious looks I get – as though all ice was created equal. Ha! Too long a staple ofÂ only high-end cocktail bars, where a bartender would actually hand-carve them out of frozen blocks, these ice spheres have way less surface area than cubed or crushed ice. Which means they melt slowly, chilling your drink instead of making soup. If you think that sounds just aÂ bit too precious try splurging for an aged single-malt whiskey. It’s something you want to savor, not slurp – and that, dear reader, is what proper ice is all about.Â The 16lb, gravity-powered, aluminum presses come in 2 sizes to produce either 2â€- or 2.75â€-diameter balls, andâ€™ll turn out the perfectly round drink-coolers in just under a minute with next-to-no cleanup or attention. Santa, I’m ready to be bowled over.