Staying hydrated is essential to good health, especially during the summertime. If you are finding it to be a mammoth task, check out this collection of thirst quenchers sure to help motivate you -- and Fido -- to keep cool all through August.
Then when the temperature becomes especially unbearable during the dog days, invite a few friends over for a summer soiree. Spice things up and cool things down with a few new kitchen helpers or accessories to make staying hydrated fun.
6. Stu's Bloody Mary Mix; Starting at $24.95
These perfect Bloody Mary starters just need tomato juice, vodka, and of course, any garnishes of your choice. Each small jar of the mix has all the pickle juice and spices you need to make four pints.
'Tis the season for summer entertaining. Break out these virtually unbreakable glasses and raise a toast. For guests with butter fingers, these will ensure you won't need to replace your drinkware every dinner party.
8. Corkcicle Wine Chilling Bottle Stopper; $22.95
The Corkcicle is made from BPA-free plastic and filled with a freezable gel shaped like an icicle. Instead of using clunky wine buckets, this handy bottle stopper will keep your already chilled white wine at the ideal temperature for an hour, or cool a red wine in 15 minutes.
9. Lib Party Ornaments; $14.95
With the bright colors of the summer, party accessories are a must. Made in France, these dragonflies or hedgehogs balance dramatically on the rims of cocktail glasses, helping your guests differentiate their drinks.
10. BeerHugZ Beer Holder; $29
Nothing dampens a good time like a warm beer. Keep your beverage cold with this ergonomic beer hugger, which also prevents condensation from dripping onto furniture.
What are some of your favorite products to trick yourself into staying hydrated? Share in the comments.
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