As the party progresses, the ice bucket inevitably fills with water as the ice melts. This clever hack uses a colander combined with your ice bucket to keep the ice elevated and easier to handle.
Household tips magazine Real Simple shares how you can serve your guests clean and drip-free ice that hasn’t been sloshing around in a water logged ice bucket for the last hour:
At a party, stash ice in a colander set on top of a bucket or a bowl. Water will drain out, and guests will get only the solid stuff.
It’s a simple thing, but it cuts down on the drips all over the counter, your guests’ hands and their glasses. For more clever entertaining tricks make sure to check out how to mark drinks with rubber bands or window markers, and how to keep candle wax off cakes with Life Savers. Have a clever party trick to share? Let’s hear about it in the comments.
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