You’ve finally made it! You managed to slip away from the real world for an evening, a weekend maybe you’re lucky enough to get a whole a week. You’ve finally found yourself lost amongst a vast untouched landscape and the only perk of civilization you’re really craving is a stiff drink, GSI Outdoors has got a couple of solutions for your predicament. We’re arming you with a couple of necessary tools and list of crafty libations that will keep you warm all through the night.
First, every camper should know that somewhere along the trail there’s going to be a bourbon cocktail involved in some way shape or form. Bourbon and camping go together like peas and pods, peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk, you get the point. So we’re starting the list off with a bourbon cider called Apres Ski. Place ingredients into your mug in the following order:
- fill ⅔ of your mug with hot cider
- 2 oz. of Jim Beam Red Stag Honey Tea Bourbon (or a favorite bourbon of your choosing)
- top with 2 oz. of French Brandy
- swirl with cinnamon sticks
Have you ever found yourself next to a river and noticed how many berry bushes grow along the shore? It happens more often than not, if you’re an avid camper you’ll know what berries are safe to eat and which ones to stay away from. If you aren’t as savvy with wild berries check out this guide, it’s a pretty helpful list of what berries you can and can’t eat.
Nothing beats a cocktail with fresh ingredients, especially when those ingredients come from right outside your tent. So the next time you find yourself camped amongst fruiting blackberry bushes try this awesome cocktail- pick a bunch of berries and shake them over ice with 2 ounces of gin and a bit of sugar. If you happen to have mint on you, that’s even better. Pour into your Glacier Stainless Stemless Wine Glass, it makes a great tumbler. These were designed it to work like the Weebles – it’ll wobble but won’t fall down. After two of these, perhaps you won’t be able to do the same!
For our campers who want to add that little bit of finesse to their camping experience, we’ve got the perfect camping cocktail for you. Introducing the Rye Maple Fizz, said to be a perfect blend of fall flavors and the ideal accompaniment to a campfire. Here’s how you get this party started:
- 2 oz. or rye whiskey
- ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
- ½ oz. maple syrup
- ¾ oz. fresh egg white
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- grated cinnamon and cinnamon stick for garnish
In lieu of a shaker, throw all of your ingredients into an H2Joe Glacier 0.1 liter water bottle and shake without ice to emulsify. Add ice and shake until chilled. Use an H2Joe as the strainer and strain into a jar, top with soda and garnish then kick back and relax. The next morning you can rescue yourself with a strong cup of infused coffee.
Sometimes a fancy cocktail seems like too much work, this is where popping a bottle of wine comes in handy. So for all of our wine-o’s we wanted to share this awesome wine glass gift set with you. It’s got an insulated wine tote, perfect for keeping whites chilled as well as a set of two nesting wine glasses.
There’s nothing like warming up next to a campfire, getting back to basics and enjoying what nature has to offer. Be sure to check back with GSI Outdoors for more great outdoor ideas.