One nice thing about hotels is that they usually have commercial ice makers which are great for filling up coolers. But what about when you don’t have a cooler, but you have a few drinks that you’d like to ice down over night? Well, all you need to do is convert the sink into a makeshift cooler!
I never want to pay hotel rates for drinks, so I will typically stop at a store and pick up a few drinks. In order to cool them down I close the sink drain, lay the drinks in the sink, and proceed to fill it completely full of ice.
Now the reason I fill it completely is two-fold:
- The sink isn’t insulated. It’s going to completely melt in only a few hours, so you want the maximum amount possible to start with.
- Even with the drain closed most hotel sinks will drain overnight after the ice melts.
After an hour or so you’ll have ice cold drinks, and I’ve found that even after spending the entire night in the sink the drinks will still be cold the next morning.