The weather is getting hotter. So you’re going to want to keep cool. And you’re going to want to keep your food, and particularly your drinks, cool as well.
Even if you have an ice maker, you’ll want some ice cube trays. Ice is nice, but fancy ice cubes are even better. You can make ice cubes with coffee or fruit juice, or include lemon slices, rose petals, or herbs in the ice; or you can get an ice ball mold to make balls, which melt more slowly and look more stylish, rather than cubes.
You can also have fun with zip lock bags. Put wine in them, then put them in the freezer, and you’ll end up with lovely wine slush.
Alternatively, you could get some reusable ice cubes, whether those are soapstone or stainless steel cubes or plastic cubes full of silica gel or water, which will cool your drink down nicely without diluting it.
Or you might want to invest in insulated glasses instead. Vacuum flasks are yesterday’s product; nowadays you can get vacuum insulated low ball glasses and tumblers, or insulated coffee cups that will keep your ice coffee or ice tea cool now, and do double duty to keep your coffee hot when winter comes around.
Bottles and cans need a different approach and here, you might decide to buy a bottle cooler or a cooler bag, which can look very smart at a drinks party, or koozies for beer cans for a more informal gathering. Craft beer fans can even get an insulated growler that will let them pick up the draft beer of their choice and keep it the right temperature for drinking al fresco.
If you want to keep a whole picnic cool, you’ll want a cool box. That might be a thumping great camping cool box made of steel. Or you could get a lightweight cooler backpack if you’re going to be hiking out to your picnic site. There are even floating coolers that you can tow behind a kayak or dinghy.
A cool box that fits in the trunk of your car is also real useful when you’re headed to the grocery store. It’s particularly helpful when you’re buying frozen foods and need to get them home without them thawing out.
So grab some products to help keep your cool this summer. And don’t forget to check Vipon first to see if you can grab a deep discount, because if there’s one thing cooler than “Martini, shaken not stirred” it’s “Martini, half price”!