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ChillBall Intelligent Ice In-Glass Wine Chiller

Make My Day ChillBall Intelligent Ice In-Glass Wine Chiller

Hot day, cold wine: good. Hot day, warm wine: not-so-good. But in these days of summer, it so often seems there isn’t enough time to chill the wine. One could do the seemingly sensible thing and drop an ice cube in the glass to cool down the wine quickly and effectively. Then again, that move is regarded as a faux pas by many. (Unless you’re drinking Two Buck Chuck, in which that case dilution would be a good thing.)

If you like what you’re drinking, but just want it cool, now, the Make My Day ChillBall Intelligent Ice In-Glass Wine Chiller offers a good (non-toxic) solution. The sealed spheres each contain a food-safe non-toxic gel and are designed to go from freezer to glass with no flavor-destroying side effects. And if you still get sideways glances and rude stares just tell ’em it’s the good stuff.

June 26, 2011   No Comments

The Coolest Beer Mug

Strapya World Frozen Beer Mug Maker

Cans and bottles that tell you when your beer is cold are just too hard to operate. I mean, what if you want your beer ice cold? When the mountains turn blue does that mean it’s ice cold or just regular cold? It’s an important difference. One way to know for sure is to ditch the can and go for the Strapya World Frozen Beer Mug Maker. Consisting of a plastic handle, a base and the ice mold, the mug-maker lets you create a one-time-use beer mug made out of ice. Since the ice will eventually melt it will require require drinkers to stay at least somewhat aware, but if you really need some help in the matter perhaps drawing on a set of red mountains will help.

(Via Coolest Gadgets)

*** UPDATE 11/10/19 *** Product link above no longer works — looks like Strapya became Hamee — but Amazon does have it (low rated beware!):

Frozen Beer Mug Maker (Japan Import)
by Hamee

June 25, 2011   5 Comments

This Soccer Ball Melts In Your Drink

Soccer Ball Football Ice Mold

Apparently, there is something called the World Cup that is a big deal. I guess it’s a soccer tournament or something. Whether or not you are familiar this Bizarro World game of ‘football’ doesn’t matter, because now you can take home a piece of the action (at least until it melts away).

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June 10, 2010   No Comments

Big Ice For Big Drinks

Tovolo King Cube Extra Large Silicone Ice Cube Tray

There’s no reason disrespect a tall glass filled with a refreshing beverage by adding just any ordinary ice cube. At least not when it’s this easy to super-size it. The Tovolo King Cube Extra Large Silicone Ice Cube Tray produces extra-large ice cubes perfect for honoring your favorite beverage. The large two-inch receptacles are great not only for filling with water, but could also be used to produce jumbo-sized frozen juice cubes to add an interesting twist to your favorite adult beverages—despite the huge size, please remember to drink responsibly.

April 5, 2010   No Comments

Your Freezer Still Wants You To Think Of Ice

Covered Ice Cube Tray

Yes, it’s cold out there, but inside where it is nice and warm one major kitchen appliance has ice in the brain. (Or at least the upper compartment.) With the distance between the freezer and the water faucet (or the filter pitcher) being directly proportional to the amount of water that ends up on the floor, consideration for the lowly ice tray isn’t such a bad idea.

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February 22, 2010   No Comments

Whiskey Stones: Drink like a (proper) caveman

Whiskey Stones

For the modern-day refined caveman that wishes to drink in style there has never been many options. However, no longer must evolutionary holdouts succumb to the indignity of having to sip an 18-year-old single malt Scotch from a glass chilled with common ice cubes. Surely success has some rewards, and for the discerning caveman who has lasted this long there can be no greater reward than surviving itself. Oh, that and these Whiskey Stones cut by some enterprising soapstone workers in Perkinsville, Vermont. For use when only the finest will do.

May 11, 2009   No Comments