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Does southern glacial ice taste differently in your margarita than northern glacial ice?
The main difference in taste in a margarita is mostly due to regional variation and quality of the margarita mix and the tequila. However, there does seem to be a difference between the two types of ice. Recent studies show that Greenland is melting 290 cubic km of ice per year, thats about 0.01% of the the total ice volume. The West Antarctic (where I am) Ice Sheet is melting at about 0.006 percent per year right now, while East Antarctica may actually be accumulating ice. If these values translate to the margarita, one might want to adjust their drinking speed appropriately. Personally, I’ll be well into my second margarita long before even the Greenland ice melts.