In Boston, Drink’s Ezra Star is at the forefront of the cocktail scene as a whole. We asked her for a few pointers on cutting ice at home. “There are a few staples that I think are necessary, the first being a nice ice pick,” Star says. Three-prong picks are her tool of choice—they’re ideal for breaking down larger blocks and for shaping ice post-cutting. “Ideally, you want one that is sturdy and has some weight so it doesn’t hurt your hand to use.” In conjunction with her pick, Star uses a mallet to break down larger chunks of ice, then using a small petty knife to shape.