Backcountry Bartender: 5 Camping Cocktails That Will Blow Your Boots Off

hiking flaskI used to bar tend for extra cash, now it’s to stay afloat. Since I love making drinks so much — and since sending out resumes on a Sunday should be illegal — I’ve decided to take a few minutes and share some cocktails perfect for hiking or backpacking. Now go get Trail Sauced!

Do you have a favorite back country drink? Please share it with the rest of us!

Peppermint Patty
  • 1.5 oz peppermint schnapps
  • 1 packet hot chocolate mix

Heat some water, mix in hot chocolate powder, add the schnapps and sip away.

Grandpa’s Ol’ Sleep Medicine
  • 2 oz scotch or whiskey
  • 2 bags Kava tea (VERY mellowing herb)

Steep tea bags in hot water for 10 minutes, then add whiskey. Try not to fall asleep before getting to your tent.

Mountain Margarita
  • 1.5 oz tequila
  • .5 oz triple sec
  • 1 packet Gatorade Lemon-Lime drink mix

Fill cup with water, add drink mix and stir. Add liquor, stir or shake until mixed thoroughly.

Camper’s Kamikaze
  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • .5 oz triple sec
  • 1 packet Lime Kool-Aid

Fill cup with water, add drink mix and stir. Add liquor, stir or shake until mixed thoroughly.

Back country Bourbon Smoothie
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • dehydrated milk powder

Mix powdered milk in 4-8 oz of water, add bourbon,  shake or stir vigorously, thank me in the morning.

Tip: Pour over a cup of snow if you can. YUM.