We know it’s a real bummer, but summer isn’t going to last forever. Technically, it doesn’t end until September. But, if you’re going back to school or you spent your summer working remotely at a lake house, you only have a few more weeks before you head back to the real world. That’s why it’s important to squeeze out the last bits of summer before fall arrives. We like to do this by going on one last camping trip and mixing up as many cocktails as possible.
Emily Vikre knows how important great, simple cocktails are to summer enjoyment. That’s why she wrote a book called Camp Cocktails that’s all about imbibing in the great outdoors. The book explains simple ways to drink in the wild, including simply spiking drinks with booze or foraging for herbs and other ingredients.
After getting some inspiration from Vikre, we figured we’d help you out by coming up with a few tips that you can use to easily make cocktails while sitting around a campfire on a chilly, end-of-summer evening. Check them all out below.
Christopher Osburn is a freelance writer located in Rochester, NY. He writes primarily about food and drink and has had his work appear on Uproxx, Thrillist, Food & Wine, Paste, Maxim, Men's Journal and a handful of others.