It seems that everything is gourmet these days -- even ice cubes.

It seems that everything is gourmet these days -- even ice cubes.

At Curio at Harvest, the new annex of Harvest Pizzeria in German Village, Travis Owens uses a special processing method to remove impurities and bubbles from the cubes, which are crystal clear in the glass.

There are three sizes -- small, spherical and large -- formed in custom-made trays.

"It just makes for a better cocktail," he said.

The larger ones, for example, melt more slowly and create a less diluted drink, said Owens, a bartender and partner at Curio, 491 S. Fourth St.

The intimate cocktail lounge, with seating for 21, serves old-fashioned and modern libations.

One of the more contemporary quaffs is the "Waylon" margarita -- tequila, ginger-kale juice, orange liqueur, agave nectar and smoked salt.

"We've taken classic cocktails and put our own little spin, our own little riff, on them," Owens said.

"There's definitely a trend toward speakeasy, Prohibition-era cocktails," said Chris Crader, founder of the pizzeria and a partner in the bar.

"We just wanted to do them better. We had the same philosophy as we did with our pizzas -- everything is fresh. It makes a big difference."

Curio also features wine and two taps, offering pale ale and nut brown, plus an assortment of bottled beers.

Crader said the idea was to create an entertaining spot where customers could wait for a table at the pizzeria or grab a drink after they finished dining.

He said they intend to serve some food at Curio but it is not available just yet.

Expect top-notch bar snacks and charcuterie items, he said.

In a related move, they created a patio, which has doubled the seating for the property.

The new seating uses re-purposed tables and custom-made benches using reclaimed wood.

Crader, who grows some of the ingredients for the pizza on a 1-acre plot at Goose Foot Farm in Canal Winchester, said he intends to grow herbs in a small area on the patio.

Harvest Pizzeria, which opened last July, is known for its small plates, salads and gourmet pies made with quality ingredients.

Villagers have warmed to the spot, making it their go-to place for pizza in the community, Crader said.

Now they can add cocktails to their experience.

"The neighborhood is the best part about it," he said. "People have been very kind."