When I saw the full-page ad in the Nov. 2 New York Times Sunday Magazine, I nearly spilled my Irish coffee. They had me at the headline: "Whiskey has never been cooler."
The coolness is both metaphorical and literal with the Rabbit Freezable Whiskey Glasses from Metrokane, the folks who brought us the renowned Rabbit Corkscrew and the Houdini Wine Rack.
"With the Rabbit Whiskey Glasses, dilution becomes a thing of the past," promises the ad. Each glass has two walls, and designers have suspended a proprietary chilling liquid between them, so the entire glass freezes colder than ice after a short time in the freezer. The glass then keeps drinks chilled for up to two hours--no ice required. Plus, a silicone base protects your hand from the cold glass and your drink from the heat of your hand.
We went to amazon.com and found the Rabbit Freezable Whiskey Glasses to be "out of stock," but we learned they're also available at Macy's, Bloomingdales and winestuff.com. A set of two retails for $24.95.
So, if you're reading this, Santa, if you bring me the Rabbit Freezable Whiskey Glasses, which now top this year's wish list, I'll have a cold one ready for you next Christmas.