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Pro Tips

  • If you check your glass after an hour and it’s not looking frosted, don’t sweat it. The frosted look becomes more pronounced when the air around the glass is room temperature. Briefly removing your glass from the fridge just might turn it from see through to misted over.   
  • Why stop with beer? Frosted wine glasses go great with a crisp white wine, and misty highball can be nice for certain cocktails. Just be careful when freezing thinner glassware, they’re more delicate than mugs or pint glasses. 
  • You can freeze any liquid around the rim of your frosted glass, giving its future contents a burst of extra flavor. Once your glass is nice and frosty, briefly remove it from the freezer and dip the rim of your glass in a small pool of whatever strikes your fancy. Lime juice for a Mexican lager? Grenadine with rose? Bloody Mary mix for an instant Michelada? If you get creative, the possibilities are endless.

Sometimes, after a hot day, we just want to kick back with a refreshing cold one. Next time you’re feeling this way, why don’t you try unwinding with a frosted glass? It’s super easy, all you need is a sturdy glass and a bit of spare space in your freezer.  


Step 1: Wash your glass

For a frosted look, you should wash your glass right before sticking it in the freezer. The thin coat of water that remains after drying with a towel gives the glass it’s chilly, inviting haze. 


Step 2: Freeze

Stick your glass in the freezer and forget about it! Depending on the thickness of the glass, it could be nice and chilled in an hour, but more time creates a more pronounced frosting. You could even indefinitely store a glass in your freezer, so you always have one waiting for when the craving strikes you.

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