Don’t risk another watered-down cocktail: Skip the ice and opt for these milled-in-Vermont soapstone rocks, which retain their chill factor for hours at a time.RS reader price: $20, gumps.com.Enter code REALSIMPLE at checkout.* These discounts will be available from July 1, 2010, to August 31, 2010, or while supplies last.
Keep beverages frosty in these insulated, virtually unbreakable clear and jewel-toned plastic cups, perfect for outdoor entertaining.RS reader price: $8, tervis.com.Enter code REALSIMPLE at checkout. (Discount available throughout the site.)
Add some bling to mixed drinks with these pretty gem-shaped ice cubes. (For even more sparkle, freeze cranberry juice for “rubies.”)RS reader price: $6.80, popdeluxe.net.Enter code POPSIMPLE at checkout.
Top-shelf essentials (think simple syrup sweetened with cane sugar, triple sec made from real orange peels) for the everyday mixologist.RS reader price: $24, stirrings.com.Enter the code BAR20 at checkout.
Shop dozens of typefaces, nearly 400 icons, and 49 colors to adorn these made-to-order natural-wood-grain drink stirrers.RS reader price: $33.60, thestationerystudio.com.Enter the code REALSTIR20 at checkout.
Top-quality disposables that have the look of the linen kind, complete with your initials.RS reader price: $41.60, horchow.com.Enter the code SIMPLE at checkout.
A cast-iron riff on the toolbox staple that’s perfect for uncapping your Corona.RS reader price: $21.10, shoptwine.com.Enter the code RSSUMMER at checkout.
Decoupaged with your location of choice, these marble tiles double as mementos of your hometown and a base for sweating drinks.RS reader price: $20, carolinacottage.etsy.com.Enter the code RS20 at checkout.
This sturdy-in-the-hand Finnish-crafted set begs to be topped off with an olive—or several.RS reader price: $35.20, momastore.org.Enter the code REALSIMPLE at checkout.
If the fluorescent red variety doesn’t strike your fancy, try these lush, Port-hued Italian ones, which are candied in pure Marasca cherry syrup. They are worth the (small!) splurge.RS reader price: $14.25, kegworks.com.Enter the code SIMPLE15 at checkout.