What makes camping better than a nice cocktail? If you love the great outdoors and want to enjoy a good whiskey-based cocktail while enjoying the great outdoors, you’ll want to know about these four popular and easy-to-make whiskey cocktails for camping that are easy to make, delicious, and should hit the spot for the outdoor enthusiast who loves their whiskey, as well.
1. Whiskey and Coke
Look, the classics are classics for a reason and sometimes you just want to enjoy a good drink without having to go through the multiple steps of doing a bunch of things to make some cocktail. Classic whiskey and coke are always good choices when camping. All you need is some whiskey and Coca-Cola.
There are those who take Pepsi…but we won’t talk about that group. If you really want a sweeter whiskey drink, keep the Coke but use honey whiskey instead. If you want to make it a little bit more interesting, you can add a squeeze of lime juice.
2. Whiskey Lemonade
This refreshing cocktail is perfect for hot summer days camping. All you need is some lemonade and whiskey. You can make your own lemonade or buy it premade. Just add whiskey to taste.
There are many different versions of this drink, from drink mixes to actual lemon slices to squeeze, it may take a bit of time to figure out the mix that works the way you like it and many campers agree that this is a drink that is often best with a bit of ice to help blend the mix.
3. (Seagram’s) 7&7
This is another classic cocktail that is easy to make while camping. All you need is 7-Up and Seagram’s 7 Crown whiskeys. While the classic cocktail uses Seagram’s Whiskey, that’s not necessarily a forced thing. You can use other whiskey brands.
A slightly off-take that some people prefer that is similar to this is the Ginger Ale and Whiskey, which adds a little bit more flavor to the crispness of the cocktail.
4. Hot Toddy
This warming cocktail is perfect for chilly evenings camping. All you need is some hot water, honey, lemon juice, and whiskey. Just mix it all together and enjoy.
Use the campfire, get that warm water, and as a pro tip, if you have some cinnamon with you, that is a great touch of flavor that makes a big difference in the flavor of the drink. Adding some heat to a warm liquor drink is pretty great although it does take a bit more preparation than the other options on this list.
Are There More Cocktails for Camping?
There are dozens if not hundreds of other cocktails that we didn’t include for a few reasons whether that be steps involved or the need for additional packing/tools. Depending on the type of camping, it may not always be feasible but in the spirit of camping and campfires, if you are interested in taking things to another level we would also recommend looking into a number of smoked cocktails like this old-fashioned from Aged and Charred.
So there you have four of the best whiskey cocktails for camping. Whether you are looking for something refreshing, classic, or warming, there is a cocktail here for you. So next time you are packing for a camping trip, be sure to pack your favorite whiskey and mix up one of these delicious cocktails.
A little bit of whiskey can go a long way, especially during a good camping trip.