In my opinion, camping trips should always involve a lot of alcoholic beverages. For the gourmet-like menu that you'll be enjoying over the weekend, lots of beer, wine, soda, and water (sparkling and still) will be necessary. To chill all of these beverages you will need several coolers with lots of ice so be sure to delegate. Have everyone bring a few 12 packs of beer and several bottles of wine. To ensure variety, assign fellow campers either a light or dark beer and a red or white wine. Everyone can bring their own water, sodas, and juices. Since you are planning the trip, it's a good idea to have the fixings for one surprise specialty cocktail that both men and ladies can enjoy. The last time I was at a campground I whipped up a cocktail similar to a hurricane and it was a huge hit. Although it has a pinkish hue, guys like it when they hear it's based on a hurricane. Get the recipe, just
PartySugar's Camping Cocktail
3 oz dark rum (suggested Captain Morgan)
2 oz pineapple juice
juice of half a lime
1 teaspoon super fine sugar
dash of grenadine
- Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until sugar is absorbed and the drink is frothy.
- Strain into a glass filled with ice. Top wth a lime wedge, if desired and enjoy!
- Alternately to get a layered look, add the grenadine to the prepared glass with ice. Shake the rest of the ingredients and slowly pour into prepared glass over the back of a spoon.
To make a big pitcher increase the amounts proportionally and stir vigorously before pouring into prepared glass.