Try These 7 Quick Camping Drinks

Camping Drinks

7 Quick Camping Drinks To Make For Your Daring Companions…

By Rita Myers

Even if you’re going to give me all the luxuries in the world, nothing beats the great outdoors. After a long hectic week, I always try my best to bring my two sons and husband for a camping trip.

Sometimes they show up, often they’re unavailable. But I make sure to treasure my moments with them and make it as memorable as I can with camping drinks.

As fellow outdoorsmen – and women – I want you to experience the time of your life with your friends and family through drink-induced conversations.

A Simple Wrap Up!

Drink #1. Beer

Drink #2. Old Fashioned Pioneer

Drink #3. Sex On The Beach

Drink #4. The Fisherman’s Friend

Drink #5. The Backwards Forest Crawler

Drink #6. All American Mule

Drink #7. Wine

 

Our 7 Camping Drinks:

Drink #1. Beer

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No matter where you are, beer is always an obvious choice to start with camping drinks. Although it “hits the spot” when camping, it’s not the most transportable to bring.

As a camper, keeping it light is one of the golden rules. Beer, however, isn’t light. It’s going to add a few pounds in your backpack. Of course, you’re not only bringing one on the trip (that would be lame).

Pro Tip: Bring beer cans over bottles. They’re lighter to bring along, greatly reducing the weight of your package. At the same time, you can crush them right after drinking.

If you think it’s still a hassle, you can always go for a powdered beer! Although it isn’t yet “conventional” it’s ideal for backpackers. You may refer to it as “freeze dried beer.”

Don’t even think of bringing a cooler and ice, it’s not going to help you on your travels. Ideally, you should be able to sit back and enjoy the surroundings in a stream.

Usually, after my husband and my sons have emptied our cans of beer we utilize the empty cans to make a smartly-made camp stove. Take a look at this video to give you an idea:

 

Drink #2. Old Fashioned Pioneer

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You can spice things up by kicking it old school. People may call it as a “copy” of the standard bar stable. When it gets down to it, Canada is the place to be when it comes to Maple leaves.

It’s not too far of a stretch to connect breakfast and campfires with maple leaves. My husband really likes the idea of joining the two together.

If you happen to be going on an adventure in a campsite which has maple syrup, then this is something you should try. I honestly think everyone should make their own Old Fashioned Pioneer at least once in their life.

It doesn’t take a lot of preparation, you can do it by mixing few shots of bourbon whiskey. After which, add in some syrup and grab some club soda – you’re good to go!

 

Drink #3. Sex On The Beach

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At least that’s how city folks know it for. But for awesome campers like us, it’s called as Sex on the Bank. The name is pretty self-explanatory.

Sex on the Beach is a timeless drink which is often found in bars. In addition, it’s available in nighttime drives worldwide. However, we don’t have much access to a bartender, unlike our city friends. Unless bars have their bartenders “For Rent” but that doesn’t seem to be the case. We always make our own drink by bringing our nifty camp cooler.

Here’s what we usually do, just get a bit of vodka, orange juice, and cranberry juice to get things heated.

Hey, if you don’t mind bringing along red wine, it doesn’t hurt to mix it up. If anything, it only gets this more interesting. My eldest son loves to bring wine along with our trips. You should try it as well!

 

Drink #4. The Fisherman’s Friend

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After a long day of scouting around the woods, my family and I tend to get groggy-eyed first thing in the morning.

This is especially when we’ve trekked for quite some time, I always wake up my three of my boys (including my husband since he still acts like a child most of the time) by making Irish Coffee!

If there’s anything that forces them to get up and get ready for the day, the instant jolt of the “magical recipe” does the trick.

Put up some refreshing smiles on the faces of your friends and family by grabbing yourself bourbon and caffeine, combine those two and you have an awesome recipe to set you out for a jam-packed day in the woods!

Seriously, it works perfectly. If this added to our camping drinks worked for my three stubborn boys, it’ll work for anybody!

Drink #5. The Backwards Forest Crawler

You have to admit it, the name’s pretty cool among camping drinks. But I think the previous name was cooler. Before it was changed, the drink was known as “Death in the Afternoon.”

The legendary drink was created by none other than Ernest Hemingway himself. It’s a deadly drink that really knocks the light out of you.

During my youth, I had some unfavorable experiences with this one when drinking in the woods. I was with a couple of friends, and I was light-headed before I could realize why.

I wouldn’t want to give it your family – especially to your kids. Instead, I encourage you to try out the altered and safer version of the deadly drink.

Backwards Forest Crawler is a safer version of Death in the Afternoon. To make the altered version, you can mix absente with champagne.

The old one carries a heavy punch, maybe too heavy. It calls for absinthe, which I would never recommend.

It’s not being sold in most places as it is considered illegal due to its dangerous components. Stick with the generic, and you’ll do swell.

Don’t even think about trying out the original formula. Do me a favor and save yourself!

 

Drink #6. All American Mule

If you’re the type of person who’s a fan of mixed drink connoisseur, then it’s most likely that you might have heard of what the Moscow Mule is.

Just in case you haven’t, it’s the result of combining in vodka, spicy ginger beer, and lime juice. This is often being served with the use of a copper mug as it’s being referred to as “Vodka Buck.”

It was a couple of years back when I heard about Moscow Mule, my friends had invited me over for a drink. I was surprised to hear about its newer version as it’s intended for camping.

Surprisingly, it doesn’t ask you to fill up your backpack storage with mixtures and bottles. You just have to simply get a can of beer and pour in vodka. As camping drinks go, it doesn’t get too much simpler!

Most of the time, even if we planned on drinking beer, someone would always bring Vodka around. If my eldest liked wine, the youngest has a habit of adding in Vodka for an All American Mule.

Since I knew this was the routine, adding in a bit of ginger ale doesn’t hurt. It makes everything better. And for the last part, just pour a lemonade packet to your newly made mixture – then you’re done!

Preparation time only takes a few minutes. If you want to whip up something special for your daring companions other than “just” beer, you should give this a go.

Drink #7. Wine

If there’s anything we can agree on, it’s that wine is the best drink for camping when you don’t want to hit your head too hard. Don’t worry, I’m not encouraging you to bring in bottles of wine.

Initially, I thought that was the case as well. That was back in the year 2012 when my eldest son asked me if we could bring wine along on our trip.

Now, I thought he was crazy! Bringing in wine for the trip could mean broken bottles and potential injuries. However, he surprised me with wine in a pouch. WOW!

If your camping buddies haven’t heard about it yet, you can shock them in your journey. It really makes a great birthday gift surprise when you’re already out in the open woods.

You can go and search for a variety of boxed wine. Ideally, you can just get rid of the box (it’s just going to be a hassle) and only bring in the bag of wine.

In addition, if you want to kick it cooler, you can always go for canned wines. They’re ideal to bring along in any situations – a day hike or a week-long trek.

 

Let’s Grab a Drink!

There’s no rocket science on how to be happy. Sometimes going out on an adventure with your loved ones is all that you need. And maybe a couple of drinks, too.

I’ve already tried most of these camping drinks with my boys, and our goal is to try on new drinks every time we go camping.

I hope you enjoyed the article! Don’t forget to leave a comment down below if you have any questions or would like to let us know of any of your camping drinks. Share this with your friends and family to inform them of your next big exploration!

 

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Rita Myers is an avid camper, hiker, wife and mother living in Juneau, Alaska, USA.

She blogs on her own site www.datingwithnature.com and enjoys sharing her experiences with others and encouraging as many women as possible to enjoy the beauty of nature and the pleasures of camping and hiking.

53 thoughts on “Try These 7 Quick Camping Drinks

  • June 30, 2017 at 5:42 pm
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    I love this article! Super cool ideas and pictures! Really fun! I would love to link to this from an Instagram Post where I post recipes. Check me out at instagram.com/cuisineandgardenlife. Please let me know!

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    • August 11, 2017 at 3:41 pm
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      Thank you! Go ahead! I appreciate your wanting to share this, thanks a lot! 🙂

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  • June 23, 2017 at 5:47 pm
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    Camping is fun especially like this. I dont take alcoholic beverages so I am forwarding this to my friend who loves wine. HAPPY CAMPING AND CHEERS!

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  • June 23, 2017 at 5:00 am
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    I don’t really drink alcoholic beverages but I do love to experience this kind of camping.. i have never tried a real camping adventure where you go out in the wild that is far away from the city and all you can do is nothing but to embrace nature and the beauty it has to offer

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    • August 11, 2017 at 3:42 pm
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      You definitely have to try it one time, it’s the most AMAZING experience!

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  • June 21, 2017 at 8:36 am
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    Those are some interesting pictures and text. Camping is yet not popular among women in my country India. However, a new wave of unconventional women is emerging who are keen to try adventure. Posts like these help such women.

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    • August 11, 2017 at 3:43 pm
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      I’m glad, hopefully soon women all over the world will discover the wonders of camping!

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  • June 20, 2017 at 8:20 am
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    I watched your video tutorial. That was cool! I would try to do it.
    These are nice camping drinks to try. I don’t drink but I am curious about these. They are kinda like fancy to me.
    The Fisherman’s friend sounds like it is a perfect good morning drink. I have friends who like maple syrup so I would suggest the Old Fashioned Pioneer.

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    • August 11, 2017 at 3:43 pm
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      Yes, the Fisherman’s friend is pretty great for the morning. Try them out, they’re not too difficult to make! 🙂

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  • June 20, 2017 at 3:18 am
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    Great accompaniments to a summer campfire! I think I would go for one of the girly cocktails! Probably sex on the beach!

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  • June 19, 2017 at 11:52 am
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    These are a great selection of drinks. I would never think of taking the ingredients for cocktails on a hike/camping trip, but I am a big fan of the ‘Goon Bag’. (Its what the Aussie’s call the wine in a bag and it’s stuck with me since I moved here!)

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    • August 11, 2017 at 3:45 pm
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      How interesting, I’ve never heard of that term! Haha. Wine in a bag is pretty great, right?

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  • June 19, 2017 at 9:55 am
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    What a good list of drinks to go with camping. I am not much of a drinker but I do like wine. And I totally agree wine is the best drink for camping when you don’t want to hit your head too hard 😛

    Always works for me 🙂

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  • June 19, 2017 at 8:17 am
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    Oh I love this list!! I’m a big fan of making my friends early morning mimosas. Cause it’s never too early for champagne at breakfast time! At Easter we have a camping tradition of having breakfast cider

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  • June 19, 2017 at 7:29 am
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    Well now I want to go camping and enjoy some good wine haha. Thanks so much for the tips, I will show it to my friends, they’ll be delighted about the topic.

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    • August 11, 2017 at 3:46 pm
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      Thank you so much! I have more tips on my website (www.datingwithnature.com) if you want to check that out! 🙂

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  • June 19, 2017 at 7:28 am
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    Camping and drinking are totally a beautiful mess hahaha! Thank you for these awesome drinks and I’m sure your family is a cool one with your eldest one bringing in a wine everytime you camp!

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    • June 19, 2017 at 8:07 am
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      Yes, it definitely is a beautiful mess haha. Thanks for the kind words!

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  • June 19, 2017 at 12:52 am
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    Ooh this is what I haven’t done yet, having a specific drink on a camping trip. Why haven’t I thought about it. Sex on a beach seems like an easy drink to make and I like vodka so this is perfect for me. I’m really not much of a beer drinker although I wish I could get to like it.

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    • June 19, 2017 at 8:08 am
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      I wasn’t a fan of beer either but eventually, it grew on me. Try it while you’re outdoors, maybe it will grow on you too! 🙂

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  • June 19, 2017 at 12:34 am
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    I never thought there could be specific drinks to make the camping all the more fun. I would love some hot chocolate camping in the cold! Will definitely keep these in mind when camping next 🙂

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  • June 18, 2017 at 7:09 pm
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    I am a big fan of anything in hot chocolate when camping. A good cup of hot chocolate goes a long way and a little extra something something makes it that much better. If it’s one of those camp outs, you can add the (baileys, Kahlua, rompope, or cream liquor of choice) to your morning coffee. You can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning.

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  • June 18, 2017 at 4:38 pm
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    Haha Sex on the Beach? I like the idea of adding wine to it to make it even more intense in flavour and I do like cocktails as well x

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  • June 18, 2017 at 4:04 pm
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    A wonderful list of fun drinks! Alas, I am a teetotaller but I’d love to mix and share a few of these with friends who drink. You have some amazing tips here as well. Wine in a pouch?! Thats hell creative!

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  • June 18, 2017 at 3:31 pm
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    I would have thought vodka or beer for camping before I read this but I’ve now learnt about the All American Mule. I love beer and vodka but never thought to mix them, and All American Mule is a cool name too. The only problem with vodka is that it’s super strong but I’d definitely select this option for camping.

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    • June 19, 2017 at 8:16 am
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      Yeah, it is a pretty cool name. You can cut the strength of the vodka by adding more beer 😉 Or, just lessening the amount of Vodka hehe

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  • June 18, 2017 at 11:25 am
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    Now I had not heard of that – wine in a pouch. I should look for that one if available in India. Would love it. Beer is the all time favorite with most. A can over a bottle is a great option. Thanks for the other too. Sex on the beach should be fun to make !

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    • June 19, 2017 at 8:17 am
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      If you can’t find wine in a pouch, you could probably try a DIY version 🙂 You just need a nice, tightly sealed pouch!

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  • June 18, 2017 at 8:12 am
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    Cool list! I love sex on the beach. The drink is cool too 😉

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  • June 18, 2017 at 5:56 am
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    Oh Geeze so many choices!! I personally don’t drink but, Gosh, the fun starts only after everyone starts drinking haha! I’ll drink a bit of wine however x

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    • June 19, 2017 at 8:18 am
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      Sometimes it can be great fun to watch everyone drink while you’re sober 😉 hehe

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  • June 18, 2017 at 2:54 am
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    These are loads of drinks to choose from.
    I am going to begin my next camping with your #1.
    Looking forward for more exciting stuff from you

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  • June 18, 2017 at 2:15 am
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    OMG, LOVE LOVE LOVE! This is an awesome list. I am going to try some out since I camp out pretty often! Thanks for the different ideas.

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  • June 17, 2017 at 4:37 pm
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    Beer is always great for camping, even with the added weight and inconvenience. I had never thought of bringing along a bottle of vodka to add to the beer to make an entirely different drink, but if you’re bringing beer already what a great way to expand you choices. I’m not sure I could ever get my wife to go camping with me without wine.

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  • June 17, 2017 at 8:29 am
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    Good ideas for those wanting to take something a bit stronger than a cola!

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  • June 17, 2017 at 6:22 am
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    Some great tips here Rita! Such an easy way to make the rest of the drinks too even if you aren’t camping. Thank you for sharing!☺️

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    • June 19, 2017 at 8:20 am
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      Thank you for your kind words! And yes, these are still perfect even when you aren’t camping!

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  • June 17, 2017 at 5:08 am
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    What a fun round up of summertime drinks! For me it’s always water, but my husband would go for any of them, especially the wine. What a genius idea to do a wine pouch instead of packing a bottle. Happy Summer! x

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    • June 19, 2017 at 8:21 am
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      Wine in a pouch has made everything more convenient! 😉 Have a happy summer as well!

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