It is important to keep cool drinks handy during the summer time.

It does not matter whether you are a fan of soda, lemonade or ice tea. A cool drink can make the summer heat a lot more bearable. However, it will be harder for you to enjoy your beverage if the hot summer sun melts the ice.

The good news is that there is a way that you can prevent your drink from getting cold.

You will need to pour cold water in a bowl and then top it with ice cubes. After that, you will need to add a few teaspoons of cooking salt to the ice cubes. Mix until the salt and ice cubes are stirred well. This should only take a few minutes.

You can now add your favorite beverage. This method helps keep the drink cold through a process called thermodynamics.

The salt can cause the ice to melt yet. However, in order for the ice to melt, it has to draw heat from the surrounding areas. As the ice melts, it will use the heat to change its state from ice to water.

This will help your beverage stay cold for a longer period of time.