Cooling Campground Cocktails

As the weather continues to warm up, nothing beats the heat like an ice-cold, refreshing cocktail! These simple, cold, and fortifying summer drinks will cool you down and are perfect to make at your campsite. While you're glamping, a cool cocktail is your perfect accessory. 


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Raspberry Gin Rickey

1.5 oz. gin

4 oz. club soda

2 tbsp. simple syrup

Fresh raspberries (two per drink)

2 tbsp. lime juice

Muddle two raspberries in a highball glass. Add the rest of the ingredients over ice. Garnish with a mint sprig, a thin lime wedge and more raspberries. 

 

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The Paloma Picante

2 oz. El Mayor Blanco tequila

1 oz. habañero nectar

3 oz. grapefruit soda

4 cubes ruby red grapefruit

Muddle the grapefruit cubes in a highball glass. Add the rest of the ingredients over crushed ice and top with a splash of grapefruit soda. 

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Mixed Berry Mojito

Recipe makes 2 drinks.

2 tbsp. fresh blackberries

2 tbsp. fresh raspberries

6 mint leaves

2 tsp. Truvia sweetener

2 large lime wedges

4 oz. rum

Seltzer water

Fill two glasses with equal parts raspberries, blackberries, Truvia and mint leaves. Squeeze lime wedges into glass and pour in rum. Muddle the mixture together. Add ice, top with seltzer and stir gently to combine. 

 

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Frozen Pineapple Dragon Fruit Margarita

1 cup pineapple juice

2 cups of ice

12 oz. of frozen dragon fruit

6 oz. frozen pineapple

1 cup tequila

1/2 cup orange liqueur

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

Salt - to rim glasses

Pineapple wedges, dragon fruit wedges, lime wedges - to garnish

Blend the pineapple juice, ice, frozen dragon fruit and frozen pineapple. Add the tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice. Rim desired number of glasses with salt, garnish with pineapple wedge, dragon fruit wedge and lime wedge. 

 

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Summer White Sangria

Serves 6

1 lemon, juiced

1 lime, juiced

1 orange, juiced

1 cup strawberries, sliced

1 bottle dry white wine

2 cups ginger ale

1/4 cup fine white granulated sugar

Ice

Lemon, lime and orange wedges

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher over ice. Garnish with lemon, lime and orange wedges. 

 

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