Top 5 camping cocktails
Mix or shake up these classic bevvies
no need to stick to beer or billycan tea when you’re on the road or camping. You can easily mix and shake your way to a classic cocktail to enjoy under the stars.
GIN AND TONIC
Touted as an anti-malarial bevvie in colonial times, the amount of quinine in modern tonic water won’t repel a mozzie! But it’s still a refreshing drink to end the day. Add about 60ml gin to a cup full of ice, pour over tonic and garnish with lime.
Bring cocktail hour to the camp site. Put 30ml each vodka and cranberry juice, 15ml triple sec, the juice of half a lime and ice in a shaker, then shake and strain into a glass. Garnish with lime and sip away.
This bubbly beauty is a summer fave. You can take the 3:2:1 method of Prosecco, Aperol and soda (90, 60 and 30ml). Or, go 50:50 with a splash of soda in an ice-filled glass. Garnish with orange. So zesty!
Doubling as a hangover cure, this is also a popular mocktail – minus the vodka! Fill a glass to three-quarters with ice, then add 30ml vodka, 60ml chilled tomato juice, a tablespoon lemon juice and dash Worcestershire sauce. Pinches of sugar, celery salt, black pepper and Tabasco are optional. Garnish with a celery stick.
If the sun is going down and there’s a chill in the air, warm up with whisky. Simply boil water, add a pour of whisky and stir in honey. Smooth!
PACK FOR THE PERFECT COCKTAIL
• A stainless steel cocktail shaker is a must, as it’s compact and won’t break.
• Pack small bottles of alcohol (like those you get in a mini bar) to make measuring easy or take a shot glass along.
• Glasses break, so use tin or copper cups. The bonus is they keep the libations cool, too.