We’re heading full steam into the hottest months of the year. Keeping cool starts with an ice cold beverage in hand, but keeping your cold things cold isn’t always as easy as it looks. When faced with the impending danger of the sun’s rays, ice can be an easy fix. However, it comes with the cost of diluting you’re spirits and losing the aged intricacies of their flavor. If you’re looking for some hacks to keeping your cocktails cold this summer, here are some Amazon finds perfect for the job!

Insulated Cocktail Glasses
Stainless Steel Ice cubes
Cocktail Shaker
Rocks Tumbler
Insulated Koozies

1. Freeze Insulated Glasses

Pop them in the freezer with your favorite bottles of spirits, such as Baltimore Spirits Company’s Epoch Rye Whiskey or Five Saints Distilling’s White Whiskey. You’ll enjoy all the benefits of a chilled glass as the gel infused structure keeps your drink frosty and refreshing. No ice needed!

2. Beverage Chilling Whiskey Stones

There are many alternatives to classic ice cubes that you freeze in a tray. These stainless steel beverage chilling stones are perfect for whiskey and cocktails. This set of reusable metal ice cubes comes with a pair of rubber tipped ice tongs so you can grip and place the cubes easily.

3. Cocktail Shaker

An easy, tried and true way of chilling your cocktails is to shake them over ice and strain. While the ice won’t make it into your drink, a quick shake with the cubes will bring your beverages down to a refreshing temperature. This cocktail shaker set includes the bar shaker with a built in strainer, jigger, and mixing spoon. There are tons of mixed drinks and cocktail recipes that require a shaker.

Soon you’ll be shaking up your bar skills and serving homemade whiskey sours. Just combine 2 ounces of your favorite whiskey, such as One Eight Distilling’s Straight Rye Whiskey or McClintock Distillings Matchstick Bourbon Whiskey, 1 ounce lemon juice, and 1 ounce simple syrup or honey, shake, and enjoy. 

4. Insulated Stainless Steel Rocks Glass

Did you know they make insulated tumblers perfectly fit for your favorite cocktails? This insulated stainless steel rocks glass by Coleman is a miniature version of the insulated tumbler you may use to keep your coffee hot or water cold. It’s the perfect size to keep your whiskey sour or old fashioned chilly, both at home and on the go.

5. Insulated Koozies for Canned Cocktails

Take your average beverage koozies to the next level by trying these stainless steel koozies. They’re perfect for holding slim, 12 oz. cans such as Personal Day Seltzers tor Tenth Ward Distilling Company’s Canned Cocktails that can be picked up along the Trail! 

We hope these Amazon finds take your summer to the next level and drink temperature down a notch. You can pick up bottles of award-winning, locally-produced spirits to enjoy with your new hardware all along the Trail. Explore our passes and get tasting!

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