By Katy Gill
This resourceful couple made the most of the frozen Minnesota landscape to create a boozy ice luge.
As temperatures by Milles Lac Lake plunged to -23C on January 5, Laura and Chris were cooped up with friends in a log cabin unable to carry out their plans for some ice fishing.
Thanks to some innovative thinking, Chris and the male guests decided to sculpt an ice luge from the abundance of frozen materials surrounding them.
Having chiselled the smooth slope, first Chris and then Laura tested their new drinking vessel out with some peppermint liquor.
Laura said: “What started as a joke, quickly turned into a plan thanks to boredom.
“As Minnesotans we’re used to cold winters, but it was extraordinarily freezing that day.
“As soon as the liquor hit the slide it instantly cooled it down.”
After scouring the locale for the perfect shaped chunks of, the group had to be careful to stack them on top of each other.
Having found the right angle for their slope, it then took another hour to carve out the slide using a hatchet and collapsible axe.