Quick Tip #21: How to Get Drinks Cold in Under 5 Minutes

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Wine, beer, or soda — it doesn't matter. Dunk the bottle or can in a bath of ice water, then add a generous amount of SALT. After a couple of minutes, your beverage should be ready to consume! Stirring the salted water helps even more.

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When Dabney's not writing around here, she's digging through other people's attics for fun and interesting stuff, or running around with her bloodhound Friday. Originally from the East Coast, she's still shocked to find herself living in Missouri.