Malaysia – this is where you get the perfect summer day almost all year round. And some days you just want to get out there. The sun is shining and everything is packed! Sunscreen, shades, sandwiches, and a few drinks – check. But wait… how are you going to keep those drinks cold this sunny day? No one is going to want that warm bottle of Coke! Well, we have some tips.
Keep Your Drinks Cold On The Road
- Chill your drinks for at least 24 hours in the refrigerator before you leave. If you own a Liebherr fridge, put the bottles in a BioFresh drawer. With a temperature kept precisely at just over 0°C, the drinks won’t freeze but will be colder than if kept elsewhere in the refrigerator.
- Coolers or cooling bags provide great insulation – use enough ice packs and drinks can be kept cool throughout the day. Always make sure the cooler or cooling bag is properly sealed for this to work.
- Another perfect option is to fill a cooler with a combination water and ice. Add a good amount of salt, which creates a chemical reaction accelerating the cooling process. Salt lowers the freezing point, making the water colder. The water creates a large contact area, which cools the drinks quickly.
- Pack the bottles and cans as close as possible to each other. If less surface comes in contact the warm air, drinks keep cooler for longer.
- Use a cheap insulation blanket or a windscreen shade. The foil on the inside insulates well. A fleece blanket is a good alternative. Roll the cold bottles tightly together.
- If you are at the beach, here’s our last and most interesting tip: Bury the bottles in the sand and make sure that the opening and part of the bottle neck still remain above ground and visible.
Alcohol dehydrates you so be careful when consuming them on a hot day. A nice cold wine or beer outdoors sounds luxurious but be sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Happy sun tanning!