Don’t let that Bud Light Lime get warm. (iStock)
Whether you are grillin’ and chillin’ or simply hanging out poolside, nothing compliments a summer action rather like a boozy drink. But how do you keep that wine cold as the weather heats up? Even more significant, how do you keep the celebration going when the beverages are running low?
We have rounded up seven of our favourite beverage hacks to keep you sipping on all season long.
1. Cool a bottle of beer in seconds.
Stuck on a hot summer day with a warm bottle of beer? Another boozy predicament using just a can of compressed air is solved by the Mad Russian Hacker. Inverting the bottle causes the atmosphere inside to become incredibly chilly. Just spray all of it over the beer bottle to cool it down to perfect drinking temperature in a matter of seconds.
2. Decant a bottle of wine in a blender.
On holiday and hankering for a large, bold bottle of red wine– we are discussing Malbec, Cabernet, Syrah — but forgot to package your decanter? Just empty the bottle into a blender, blitz for 30-60 seconds and its ready to drink. Nathan Myhrvold of Modernist Cuisine devised the procedure of hyperdecanting. It operates by rapidly infusing the wine with oxygen in order to tame the compounds which cause a harsh, its tannins, drying sensation in your mouth– and allow it to be taste a lot better. This hack works if you are dining al fresco.
3. Create an immediate boozy slushie.
If you love pop-based beverages, this astonishing trick from The King of Random will keep you cool all summer long. Just shake a warm bottle of pop up and adhere it in the freezer to cool for about 3 hours. Remove from the deep freezer by opening the cap really slowly and release the pressure. Subsequently, retighten the cap, turn the bottle upside down and voilà – instant drink that is frozen! Simply combination for an instant, frozen, alcoholic slushie with your favourite booze.
4. Wonderful watermelon Jell-O shots.
Dazzle guests at your next summer soirée with these brilliant watermelon Jell-O shots. Simply slice a medium sized watermelon in half lengthwise and hollow out both halves. Equally fill each half with a mixture of strawberry, watermelon or cherry Jell-O mix, gelatin packets, vodka and water. Refrigerate the vodka-drenched watermelon until the Jello-O mixture is business and slice it up for your guests to appreciate. Boozy, fruity shots on the house.
5. Wine chillin with grapes that are frozen.
On a hot summer day, there is nothing worse than a warm, watered down glass of Chardonnay for serious oenophiles. Take a hint from The Geek Pub simply by popping some grapes in the freezer and strategy ahead of time. Simply lose several grapes in your glass when you are prepared to imbibe, pour your favourite wine and savor it at your own pace. The grapes also make a delectable bite that is frozen after you complete your glass.
6. Hack at your overheated hangover.
These tips from ASAPScience can help you love booze, without the harm. Each piece of guidance is scientifically established, including eating greasy foods and carbs before a big night out– which helps slow the metabolism and absorption of booze; drinking lots of water so your brain does not shrink causing a head ache; and preventing carbonated choices which speed up the absorption of alcohol in your body. Your selection of breakfast the next morning is also essential. Things like fruit juices and eggs, bananas are valuable but maybe, more significantly, they propose over indulging understanding your limitations.
7. Uber your booze.
Whether youre fresh out of RTD cocktails, wine, whiskey, mixers, or beer – there is a boozy program for that. Programs like Drizly, Saucey and Drync are growing leaps and bounds in important cities. They are guaranteeing customers best pricing and 30-minute delivery windows. So next time you are playing with beer pong, cooking Coq au Vin or in need of a six pack get it high tech, to match with your pepperoni pizza and save yourself a trip to the liquor store. These programs are particularly useful if you have already been drinking.