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Everything You'll Need to Drink Outside All Summer Long

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Tedious Wood Working, Etsy
Jun 25, 2020

Packing into air-conditioned bars = out. Cocktail hour in your backyard = in. Which is why we’re here with a bunch of things to help you get your sip on. Responsibly. 

Whether you’re in the park, on your porch, at the beach, or hosting a small (safe) gathering, we got you. Happy hour has arrived.

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For when you wanna keep your drink free from bugs...

Use a cover

$14.95/set of 4, The Grommet

These will keep your drink clean from pollen and dust, too. Plus, they can double as coasters. Sip at your leisure.

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For when you plan to day-drink in the direct sun…

Stay hydrated

$15, Uncommon Goods

This bottle has time markers to keep you on track. So you can drink up to 32-ounces of water. Goodbye afternoon headache.

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For when you want your wine to travel around the backyard with you…

Make it to-go

$26, Anthropologie

This travel glass will prevent spills, is dishwasher-safe, and features a silicone cover. So it can withstand bumps and bruises. Cheers to that.

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For when you’re looking to take game night to the next level…

Choose a drinking game

$119.99+, Tedious Wood Working on Etsy

Things just got a bit more...interesting. Enter: a Jenga-style game. But some pieces house surprise jello shots. The flavor of that shot is up to you. Loser will probably need an early bedtime.

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For when your bartending skills aren’t the best…

Turn to a kit

$15, InBooze on Etsy

This one does the work for you. One bag contains a mix of dehydrated fruits, veggies, spices and herbs. So you can make the perfect margarita. But heads up, it needs to infuse for three days. So plan accordingly.

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For when you’re looking to meet up with friends for a park sit…

Caddy your beer

$28.08+, Amazon

This one holds a six-pack. And features a bottle opener. It’s like the adult version of a lunch box. Carry responsibly.

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For when you’re looking for a boozy summer project…

Brew it

$35, Uncommon Goods

DIY takes on a new meaning with this hard seltzer kit. It only involves four steps and five ingredients. After one month, you’ll have one gallon to enjoy. Good things come to those who wait...

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For when you’re looking to avoid some of those classic hangover symptoms…

Filter your wine

$19.95+, The Grommet

This tool removes histamines and sulfites. Aka, the things that can cause reactions like congestion, red cheeks, and headaches. And no, it won’t affect the taste. Simple solutions, we see you.

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For when you wanna impress the fam with your mixology skills…

Do some research

$26.96, Bookshop

Brooklyn-based rum expert Shannon Mustipher will help you learn all about the classic tiki cocktail. You’ll get recipes, tasting notes, the history on Caribbean rum, and so much more. Read up.

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For when you’re craving that fresh-from-the-tap foam…

Add a stone

$28/set of 2, Uncommon Goods

Drop one of these into your beer to watch the carbonation reaction take place. You’ll get a stronger tasting flavor with less acidity. And a nice amount of foam. Pro tip: keep them in the fridge until you use.

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For when you wanna keep track of which glass is yours…

Mark it

$19/set of 12, Goodee

So you’re not playing mix and match. Safe not silly.

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For when you want your frosé to stay chilled all day long…

Use an insulated bucket

$69.99, Bed Bath & Beyond

Whether you’re in a backyard or sitting by a pool. It’ll become your BFF during hot summer days. Ahhhh, refreshing.

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For when you want to set up a self-serve drink station at your socially distant hang...

Get a cooler

$62.22, Amazon

So everyone can be in charge of their own pour. Oh, and it also happens to be a Bluetooth speaker. Host of the year, coming right up.

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PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return. 

PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. And we apologize for any shipping delays due to COVID-19. Thanks.

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