Ah, Amazon Prime Day. The five-year-old summertime offspring of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is at hand, with tens of thousands of products for sale via the world’s largest online retailer. Last year, we at Garden & Gun spied a winner of a deal, for a little gem of a kitchen appliance: The Opal Nugget Ice Maker. But this isn’t just any ice maker—the Opal makes Sonic-style ice. The crushed kind you need for Juleps. Or rum swizzles. Or any other summer cocktail that calls for crushed ice—the soft, sort-of pellet-y kind that you can buy in bulk from the Oklahoma-based fast-food chain, if there’s one nearby.
This year, Amazon is offering the Opal Nugget Ice Maker to Prime members for just $342 through Tuesday, July 16—that’s discounted from last year’s deal of $399. So if you’re serving cocktails at the lake house or at the mountain cabin this summer—or some other place mercifully far from billboards and drive-thrus—then the Opal may just be the thing for you.