Well, here’s a nifty low-tech trick for chilling beer, wine, soda, bottled water and juice quickly. Get a large galvanized bucket, cooler or even a stockpot. Fill it with ice, add water and about a cup or two of table salt. Submerge the beverage containers and within fifteen minutes or so, you’ll have a nice cold drink in hand. Try it!
I love this method because I can buy room temperature beverages and cool them quickly and effortlessly on a hot day. I also like this method because it’s an easy way to serve cold drinks, preferably just water, to kids on a hot day–it keeps them from opening and closing the fridge or the cooler endlessly!