When we lived in a house, we had a super awesome bar that we created from a 1950's television console. I adored it!
Unfortunately, there's no room for that fabulous, funky bar in our 5th wheel. So, while we have more space than a lot of campers, we've paired down our cocktail-making tools and ingredients substantially.
Thankfully, as this list of delicious camping cocktails proves, that does NOT mean sacrificing great cocktails.
Tips for Making Great Camping Cocktails:
- If you have limited refrigerator or cooler space, choose cocktails that are delicious served hot or at room temperature like the Campfire Hot Chocolate with Peanut Butter Whiskey or Bourbon Spiked Apple Cider.
- If making drinks for a group that includes drinkers and non-drinkers, choose cocktails for which the non-alcoholic base can be mixed up in a pitcher and served as is or with the addition of seltzer or soda. Allow drinking adults to add their own alcohol to their cups.
- If you're really limited on space and weight, consider bringing mini bottles of liquor instead of whole, regular size bottles. Even wine and prosecco can often be found in cans or small bottles (sometimes called a split) that are easier to pack than full size wine bottles.
- Pre-mix! Cocktails like the Pomegranate Margarita, Bourbon Margarita, the Boulivardier, and the Tequila Paloma can be mixed up by the pitcher before the camping trip. This means you only have to find room for the pitcher, not all the individual ingredients.