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Sep. 1, 2022
Whether you're using the fire pit at your campgrounds or are enjoying a bonfire at a lake house, there’s something special about gathering with friends around a campfire and enjoying the outdoors. While you keep warm by the fire, these drinks will serve as great camping cocktails.
The right campfire drink really depends on your outdoor situation. But there are some general guidelines: make sure it’s easy enough to transport, and make sure it fits the season.
If you’re going camping, you aren’t going to want to tote your whole bar cart and all of its tools, so it’s best to err on the side of simplicity. That could mean packing up just two ingredients for simple serves.
It could also mean pre-making drinks in batches and taking multiple servings in one jug. For example, a berry lemonade for the dog days of summer or a seasonal sangria during cooler weather. Want a brunch cocktail after your night of roughing it in the woods? Make a jug of Bloody Marys.
But if you have a lake house or cabin nearby, you may have more flexibility for more extensive recipes.
There are ways to keep warm beyond the heat of the fire. Cozy around the campfire with vodka cocktails designed to be served warm, like this heated, aromatic nightcap.
The Warm Apple Cider Punch could even be kept warm on a camp stove or a pot near the fire in one big batch.
It’s the season of sugar, spice and everything nice. For a glass of your favourite fall flavours, try the Fall Vodka Martini Cocktail.
The Fireside Martini Cocktail lives up to its name, while an Old Fashioned always just seems to be fit for a fireside drink. The French Mule is also a good cocktail to enjoy by the fire in a classic copper mug.
You can explore more of our fall-flavoured vodka cocktails and you might discover a new favourite.
One of the most fun things to do outdoors is to cozy up by a bonfire, share some cocktails with friends and maybe reminisce about your childhood with some gooey smores. Wherever you decide to light up a fire, don’t forget to serve something amazing.