What is a Vodka luge?

After a year indoors, we are all looking forward to spending more time together celebrating the moments that make life worth living. Whether you are looking to throw a party for your friends and family, planning a wedding, a corporate event or anything in between, you will want to make sure that it is a day nobody will forget.

Ice sculptures are a great addition to any event, both magical and inspiring, but there is nothing better than a Vodka Luge ice sculpture when it comes to having fun.

What is a Vodka Luge?

A vodka luge or ice luge is an ice sculpture with a channel carved into it to allow liquids to be poured from the top to the bottom. A shot of alcohol can then be poured into the opening at the top and will be perfectly chilled as it travels past the ice and flows into the glass or mouth of the person below.

The beauty of a vodka luge ice sculpture is that it can bring life to any event and is perfect for people of all ages. As the name suggests, vodka luges are often used at adult events, but they can also be used with soft drinks for those who would like a non-alcoholic beverage or for children to join in on the fun!

Where can you use a Vodka Luge?

Many events can benefit from the fun and magic that an Ice luge provides, such as:

Weddings and Engagement Parties

Everyone wants their wedding day to be unforgettable, which is why vodka luges are such a great addition. Not only do ice sculptures make for a beautiful and unique centrepiece, but having a vodka luge that is interactive makes it that much better.

Many couples choose to have a large vodka luge sculpture as a statement piece during their reception to enjoy their first drink as a married couple. Others choose to have a smaller ice luge on each guest table so that everyone can admire the beauty of the ice whilst enjoying a perfectly chilled drink!

Corporate Events

Corporate events are notorious for being dull, but when it comes to hosting the evening event, that’s when organisations can shine. Vodka luges are the perfect ice breaker (if you’ll pardon the pun) at corporate events where it can be challenging to socialise and relax after a long day. It usually takes a couple of drink to help people unwind, but with a vodka luge, the fun can begin early! So, why not make your corporate event the most talked about this year with a vodka luge?

Landmark Birthdays

Whether you’re turning 18, 21, 30 or 30 again, you will want to throw a bash that you’ll never forget. Having your first birthday shot through a vodka luge is the perfect way to kick off your party, and best of all, it will last all night! Vodka luge ice sculptures offer you something fun and unique to mark such a memorable birthday and is fun for all your family and friends. Your ice luge can be personalised to look however you want, with many people choosing to have a champagne bottle-shaped luge with their name and age carved into the ice.

Launch Parties

After a year of postponing brand launches, new products and more, many companies are looking to celebrate in 2021. Vodka luges can help you have the launch of the year by creating a unique and exciting experience for all your guests to enjoy. With safety at events being paramount, your drinks can slide straight into cups to ensure everything remains sanitary throughout. Our team has helped many companies celebrate in style and are more than happy to accept any creative brief to reflect your brand best.

If you would like to look at some of the fantastic events that Hamilton Ice Sculptors have created vodka luges for, view our gallery.

How long do they last?

The beauty of any ice sculpture is that they don’t last forever; their transient nature makes them a stunning addition to any event. Generally, vodka luges can last up to 8 hours once situated, but it is important to note that the bigger the sculpture, the longer it will last.

The production and transportation process will ensure that the ice luge is at its best for the event, and pouring chilled drinks through it will also help keep it from melting prematurely. Placing the luge in the coldest area of the event and setting it up at the last possible minute will allow it to last as long as possible.

Are vodka luges sanitary?

The pandemic has made us all more aware of hygienic practices, and as we emerge from a year indoors, we want to ensure we are still as safe as possible. As your vodka or chosen drink passes through the luge, a thin layer of the ice will travel down too, which helps to make the sculpture self-cleaning. Whilst many people choose to deposit the drink directly into their mouth at the end of the luge, cups can also be used to ensure the sculpture remains hygienic and safe to use.

Is the luge only used for vodka?

Vodka is often the drink of choice when using an ice luge, as it does not freeze, and you will get a perfectly chilled shot or drink to add to your mixer. That being said, any cold liquid can be used on the luge, such as gin, rum, tequila or even soft drinks. Some drinks will pour better down the luge, but it’s entirely up to you!

With over 40 years of experience in the field, we have perfected our techniques, using more modern and effective means of creating sculptures. We can make custom orders in advance as the finished products can be kept in pristine condition in a walk-in freezer, ready for your event.

If you would like to find out more about our vodka luge ice sculptures or would like to discuss an upcoming project, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today on 020 8944 9787 or email us at [email protected].