A cocktail turns any moment into an occasion. And there is not much that could be more worthy of celebration than being in the great outdoors. Outdoorish.com has a few great destination suggestions that will make your camping so much more memorable with the breathtaking scenery.
Nothing will cool you off like a delectable cocktail does. These cocktails listed below have more flavor than most beers and wines as well as a stronger kick due to the alcohol shots. This article lists five cocktails as well as their recipes that are great for camping:
If you happen to be camping with children, or friends who do not drink, you can substitute the alcohol with sparkling white grape juice. The alcoholic Tropical Mimosa consists of 1/2 cup mango nectar, 1/2 cup pineapple juice, 1/4 cup orange juice, dry sparkling wine, and champagne. Pour your champagne and sparkling drink into your glass first, now add your liquids and garnish with a few slices of pineapple (if you want to be extra fancy).
Tequila Sunrise (or Sunset)
Who says a Tequila Sunrise cannot be enjoyed at sundown? To make a Tequila Sunrise, you will need 3/4 of a cup of orange juice, 1.5 shots of tequila, 0.75 shots of grenadine, orange slice, a cherry, and ice. Combine your orange juice and tequila in a shaker. Alternatively, you can mix the ingredients in a cup thoroughly with a spoon.
Next, fill your glass with ice and pour your orange juice and tequila mixture over the cubes, then measure out your grenadine and pour it in your glass slowly and avoid mixing for the reddish-orange gradient colour to be achieved. Cut a slit in an orange wheel and slip it over the edge of your glass, you could also spear a cherry onto a cocktail umbrella, pierce it through the orange, and your tequila sunrise cocktail is ready to enjoy!
A Rock Shandy is a mix of citrus beer and soda; it is refreshing and light enough in alcohol content so that you can sip on it by the campfire all night without overdoing it. For this drink you are going to need one can of light beer, one can of citrus soda made with real juice, two sliced and quartered lemons and fresh mint to garnish, one tablespoon of citrus powder and one tablespoon of sea salt for the rim, and ice.
Wet the rim of your glass with a piece of lemon and press it into a mixture of citrus powder and sea salt. Fill your glass with ice and a few slices of lemon, then pour in your citrus soda, followed by the beer.
Sake is a Japanese rice wine, which partners well with strawberries for a sparkling drink. We think this adds an exotic appeal for a drink around the campfire. To make Strawberry Sake, take three strawberries (2 for the cocktail, and 1 for garnish), the juice from 1 lime, 1 shot of simple syrup, fresh mint, 2 shots sake, and 1.5 shots of sparkling water.
Now chop up two of the strawberries and mix them in a glass with the lime juice and simple syrup until the strawberries resemble a paste. Add in your mint leaves and fill your glass with ice, add in sake and stir well, and add the last strawberry on the rim.
Northern Peppermint Green Julep
For this campfire bad boy, you would need 1.5 shots of bourbon, five sprigs of fresh mint (1 is for the garnish), one tablespoon of sugar, ice, and 8-16 shots of club soda. To make it, strip all the leaves off your mint sprigs (except for one), and pack them into a glass.
Then sprinkle your sugar on top, and use a muddler (or the back of a spoon) to grind the sugar into the leaves, they should start to change color, and then you can stir in your bourbon and top it off with the club soda. Put the mint twig you set aside in the glass for garnish.