A luge is a piece of ice that liquid runs through or on. The liquid usually ends up in either a cup or going right into the guests mouth. We caution against having the liquid go right into a mouth for sanitary purposes. Having the guests interact with the ice creates energy at the event that other ice carvings cannot provide.
The luge will generally chill the liquid a little bit; however it is recommended that the bartenders pre-chill the liquid for a better effect. When setting up a luge warn the employees against pouring liquid through the luge until it has fully tempered. Pouring too soon can result in the ice cracking from thermal shock. Almost any carving can be turned into a luge in a few quick steps.
Create a basic luge with a tube through the middle
Carve a luge with a spiral; drink tube inside
Learn to create a surface channel luge
Create a large surface channel luge using the entire block