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Come Party With Me: Campfire Fiesta — Drinks

After a long day of pitching tents, cooking food, and preparing dessert, the gang at your campfire fiesta definitely deserves a drink. No camping trip is complete without beer, so fill a cooler with plenty of ice and ask guests to bring their own brews. I'll also pick up a few bottles of red and white wine.


As the host of this fireside fete, you can also offer a fun addition to the bar menu. Since you probably won't have the time or energy to whip up something like a guavarita, opt for spiking a watermelon with rum. It's summery and refreshing, it will go great with the Mexican-inspired main courses, and it's easy to eat around the campfire. Just consume with caution, since it will undoubtedly be strong! To find out how to make it, read more.

Rum-Spiked Watermelon

Rum-Spiked Watermelon

Rum-Spiked Watermelon

Ingredients

1 large watermelon
1 750-ml bottle of white rum, chilled
2-3 large Ziploc bags

Directions

  1. At least 4 hours before serving, cut up the watermelon. Discarding the rind, cut the flesh into single-serving triangular slices.
  2. Divide the slices between 2-3 Ziploc bags (however many you need) and pour an equal amount of rum into each bag.
  3. Place bags in a cooler and let sit for at least 4 hours.
  4. Remove watermelon from bag and discard excess liquid. Serve slices in a bowl or on a plate.

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