“Say arrivederci to warm drinks!”
That’s what it says on the package to Ven-Ice, my new ice cube maker that I got in Venice this summer.
Also on the packaging: “What’s more romantic than gliding down a Venetian canal? How about gliding down that canal with a frosty cold cocktail? Our charming Ven-Ice icetray even includes a drink stirring plastic oar!”
How have I lived without this in my life? I have a small but fun collection of gondolas I’ve bought over the years (see future blog posts for photos), and this is a fun new addition. But more importantly, I can have icy cold spritz in my own home! Stirred with a traditional (plastic) oar (that isn’t actually shaped like a Venetian oar, but 99% of the world won’t see that difference). Most importantly, my Veni-Ice tray will help me live vicariously in Venice every time I sip my cold drink in California. I’m only sad that the gondola doesn’t have a silver ferro on the front. I guess I’d better get out my silver nail polish and give it a paint job!