HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE COCKTAILS WHILE CAMPING

HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE COCKTAILS WHILE CAMPING


Who says you have to miss out on the fun of cocktails while camping? Even though you are away from home, there are several cocktail recipes you could explore. 

One amazing fact about these cocktails is that they do not require much time to be ready. Additionally, they can be paired with snacks, campfire pizza, or enjoyed alone. Without taking much of your time, let’s get started with some of them. By the way, you can also check out this blog to prepare your cooking gear.

Dirty Shirley

Dirty Shirley comprises four major ingredients: Grenadine, maraschino cherries, lemon-lime soda, and Vodka. However, just like several other cocktails, you could easily switch things up to have a distinct taste.

Ingredients

Vodka

1 ounce Grenadine

1 Ounce Fresh Lime Juice

1 Ounce Unsweetened Cherry juice

Lemon Lime Soda

Maraschino Cherries

Lime Wedges (This is an optional ingredient that is only needed if you want to garnish your drink)

Procedure

Add some ice cubes to the glass. Afterward, add an ounce or two of vodka. (Note: The quantity of vodka depends on your preference)

Now that the vodka and ice cubes are in the glass, add the cherry juice, grenadine, and lime juice in equal proportion. However, an ounce of each of them is preferable. Introduce some lemon-lime soda into the mix. Afterward, garnish with some Maraschino Cherries and lime wedges.

If you intend to enjoy this cocktail with friends, it’s best to allow each person to prepare their cocktail according to their preference.

Tips To Spice Up Your Dirty Shirley

  1. Replace Vodka With Gin: Like most cocktails, you could replace the vodka with gin. Using gin over vodka adds a blast of flavor that could help balance the cocktail's sweetness.
  2. Introduce Some Fresh Mint: Adding fresh mint to your dirty Shirley is a great way to step up the taste of your cocktail. It has a refreshing taste that gives a relaxing feeling.
  3. Replace The Lemon Lime Soda With Ginger Ale: If you intend to add a touch of sophistication to your cocktail, here is an easy way to get it done. Using ginger ale adds a subtle but distinct taste, making your cocktail more mature.

Hot Toddy

A Hot toddy cocktail comes in handy on a cold day. Asides from restoring warmth, Hot toddy has medicinal benefits. This cocktail helps relieve sore throats and sniffles.

Ingredients

2 ounces of water

1 teaspoon of sugar/honey

2 ounces of bourbon

Lemon

Cinnamon (optional)

Procedure

Start by putting your AceVolt Campower within reach because you need it to power up your stove. Afterward, boil 2 ounces of water. When the water starts boiling, introduce a teaspoon of sugar or honey, depending on your preference. Turn off the heat, and add two ounces of bourbon to the water. Drop a slice of lemon in the mix and you are good to go. To enhance the taste, you could sprinkle some cinnamon over the top.

Peach Sangria

Peach sangria is a breathtaking variation of the typical Sangria cocktail. It is easy to make and would add a spark of fun to your camping experience. So that you would have enough time on your hands, it is advisable to prepare the cocktail ahead of time.

Ingredients

A bottle of White wine

12 Peach schnapps(You could make use of liqueur if you so desire)

Ginger ale

13 sugar

Sliced peaches

Procedure

Empty the bottle of wine into a mixing bowl. Afterward, add half a cup of peach schnapps. Introduce a quarter-cup of sugar and the sliced peaches. If you would love to enhance the taste, you could add a variety of fruits to the mix. Once you are done adding the ingredients, stir the cocktail. For best results, it is advisable to allow the mix sit for a minimum of one hour. Doing this will give the cocktail enough room for the flavors to blend. Just before serving, introduce the ginger ale to the mix. Voila, your peach sangria is ready to be enjoyed.


Aperol Spritz

Aperol spritz is a lovely Italian cocktail recipe. It is low on alcohol and can be easily adapted to suit drinkers and non-drinkers. The cocktail has a touch of bitter taste which does not affect its deliciousness. Aperol Spritz contains 4 ingredients whose composition ratio can be tweaked to achieve different taste variations.

Ingredients

Prosecco

Aperol

Water

Fresh orange slices

Procedure

Put some ice into a glass. Add about 4 ounces of Prosecco and 2 ounces of Aperol. Afterward, add as much water as you like and introduce some fresh orange slices. Your Aperol spritz is ready to be served.

The quantity mix of the ingredients is not a static ratio. You could easily tweak the blend to achieve your preferred taste. To reduce the bitterness of the cocktail, increase the Prosecco quantity and decrease the Aperol quantity. Additionally, you could make the drink less alcoholic by replacing the Prosecco with lemonade.

Tequila Paloma Cocktail

Tequila Paloma hits the right spots on warm afternoons. It has a refreshing taste that keeps you relaxed while you enjoy your favorite camping activities. With the Acevolt solar generator, your camping activities will be much more lively. The generator has a LiFePo4 battery cell which lasts five times longer than regular battery cells. Thus ensuring your gadgets are powered up so you could record and share your camping experience.

Ingredients

4 ounces of clear Tequilla

1 ounce of fresh lime juice

4 ounces of grapefruit soda

Grapefruit and Lime slices

Procedure

Tequila Paloma is one of the easiest cocktail recipes. Get a tall glass, and add the tequila and lime juice. Afterward, stir and garnish the mix with the grapefruit and lime slices. To give the cocktail a sweet/salty taste, rub the rim of the glass with a wedge of grapefruit. Then add a little salt to the rim.

 

Tips To Make Your Cocktail Preparation Easier While Camping

1. Choose Stirred Cocktails Over Shaken

Cleaning while in camp might be a difficult task. Since you are away from home, the conditions might not be perfect. Hence, making cleanup tedious. Rather than choosing cocktails that require using a shaker, opt for cocktails that can be mixed into a glass. That way, you would sideline the stress of cleaning a shaker. 

2. Opt For Cocktails That Are Cool At Home/Forest Temperature

The trip away from home would necessitate being away from your freezer. Space would be a challenge even if you wanted to take it along. Furthermore, you would most likely want to travel light. While a cooler could help chill your cocktail, it might not be so effective. The more frequently you open the cooler, the faster the ice melts. As a result of these factors, it is best to opt for cocktails that can be enjoyed when they are at moderate temperatures.

3. Don’t Forget Your CampFire

Campfires are not only for cooking your meals, they come in handy when you want to prepare your drinks. To make the setup of your campfire safer, you could opt for electric stoves. Due to the fear of how to power the stove, several people are usually skeptical about this option. With the Acevolt campower, your charging and electricity needs would be covered throughout the camping period.

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