TASTE
07/21/2014 03:27 pm ET Updated Jul 21, 2014

This Is How You Cool Down A Drink In Two Minutes Flat

We have a solution for your warm beer, and it's hiding in your container of salt.

In the video above, lifehacker guru DaveHax (who already showed us how to cut tomatoes like a ninja) shows viewers how to get their drink to chill out in two minutes. Using a few simples things -- a bowl of water, ice and cooking salt-- the temperature of the can drops an astounding 34 degrees.

So simple, we're wondering why we didn't incorporate the second law of thermodynamics faster.

Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr.

  • 1 Curious Traveler Shandy
    HuffPost Taste
    "Zesty and floral. NICE." "Way more interesting than the others, with different notes: sweet, bitter, citrusy, but not overpowering." "A little more sophisticated than your average shandy."
  • 2 Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy
    Leinenkugel
    "Refreshing and sweet!" "This tastes like a glass of summer." "Really lemony, but I'd still drink it."
  • 3 Narragansett Shandy
    HuffPost Taste
    "Tastes like Hoegarden -- lovely." "SO lemony, it basically tastes like soda." "Strong lemon curd overtones." "Lemony finish, pretty mild and refreshing."
  • 4 Shock-Top Lemon Shandy
    HuffPost Taste
    "Tastes like orange-ade and I LOVE it." "Surprisingly subtle." "Sweet orange flavor. Doesn't taste lemony at all." "Is this Pine-Sol?"
  • 5 Sam Adams Porch Rocker
    HuffPost Taste
    "Tastes just like regular beer to me." "On the bitter side." "Has some heft to it -- and a little hoppy." "Fine."
  • 6 Amstel Bier Radler
    HuffPost Taste
    "Tastes just like lemon soda!" "Kool-Aid shandy?" "Pure sugar! If you hate beer you will like this." "Way too sweet!" "It dances on my tongue."
Subscribe to the Lifestyle email.
All the meal hacks and indulgent snacks. You’re welcome.

CONVERSATIONS