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(marcuri) - F
Adult beverages for Winter Camping on 02/13/2012 18:31:19 MST Print View

Anyone know any good recipes for winter camping? I don't want to lug beer into the woods while camping so I was thinking of booze instead. Preferably something hot and easy to make that has enough alcohol to notice.

j lan
(justaddfuel) - F

Locale: MN
Re: Adult beverages for Winter Camping on 02/13/2012 18:37:59 MST Print View

Grand marnier and hot water is delicious.
Whiskey teas
Rum and powdered cider
Baileys is good in most everything


Brad Fisher

Locale: NC/TN/VA Mountains
Re: Re: Adult beverages for Winter Camping on 02/13/2012 18:43:59 MST Print View

Any single barrel bourbon (Basil Hayden, Woodford Reserve, Bakers, Bookers, Bulliet, Eagle Rare, .....) straight

If you must mix I suggest a Crystal Light flavor (peach/mango, raspberry tea,etc) and water.

However I wouldn't recommend the Kentucky Breakfast I had a few weeks ago. Bacon infused bourbon with a fried bacon strip as a garnishment.


Nick Brown

Locale: Highland Park
Hot Beam cider on 02/13/2012 19:24:48 MST Print View

Years ago, in a pinch, I added Jim Beam to apple juice. It tasted a lot like apple cider. Heat and enjoy. The extra sugars can't hurt in winter.

Ben R
(snowfiend131) - MLife

Locale: Western PA
Dirty Water on 02/13/2012 20:04:53 MST Print View

I typically put this in an empty disposable water bottle - looks like dirty water.

2/3 whisky
1/3 honey

Shake well and give it a few minutes for the honey to disolve. I'm not a whisky drinker, but I love this stuff.

Edited by snowfiend131 on 02/13/2012 20:06:00 MST.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Winter drink on 02/13/2012 20:07:26 MST Print View

Hot chocolate a little on the rich side and 2 ounces of Amaretto(almond-flavoured, Italian liqueur).

James Wall
(jimmyjam) - F

Locale: Mid Atlantic
Winter Beverage on 02/13/2012 20:13:28 MST Print View

+ 1 on the whiskey + honey. I like the Wild Turkey Honey Liquor- the honey's already in it.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Adult beverages for Winter Camping on 02/13/2012 20:33:18 MST Print View

Funny story related to me once:

Group arrives at campsite and people starting unpacking pulks and setting up shelters.

The designated cook starts the stove to heat up some chili that had been prepared in advance, very thick chili and partially frozen so it needs some water added. Cook grabs the nearest water bottle and empties it into the chili pot. Short time later the following two remarks are uttered simultaneously ... "This chili doesn't smell right!" and "Anyone seen that Peppermint Schnapps I brought?"

OK, I'm sure that is funnier in hindsight that it was at the time. I don't know about peppermint flavored chili tastes but I can tell you with certainty that clove flavored chili is Hideous! (another story that's funny only in hindsight).

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Adult beverages for Winter Camping on 02/13/2012 21:01:50 MST Print View

I usually bring some Everclear 95% alcohol. Some lemon juice like one of those plastic "lemons" at the grocery store. A sugar cube or two.

One problem, I carry it in a re-used soda bottle just like my drinking water.

Once I accidentally used the alcohol to wash my glasses off - meant to use the drinking water. Really p***ed my off. I'm still mad about it.

Now I have a prominently marked bottle for alcohol.

BER ---
(BER) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Adult beverage for winter (or any season) camping on 02/13/2012 21:37:20 MST Print View

Russian tea (crystal lite (or similar) orange, lemon, and ice tea with ground cloves and cinnamon) + grand marnier.
Good cold too. Even good without the grand marnier.
Can be made full flavored sugared or lighter sugar free.

Pretty much goes with us on every trip.

Edited by BER on 02/13/2012 21:42:04 MST.

Peter Sustr
(czechxpress) - F - M

Locale: Boulder
winter booze on 02/13/2012 23:07:48 MST Print View

Makers Mark, nice and cold is the way to go!

Diplomatic Mike

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Mummerys Blood on 02/14/2012 00:16:12 MST Print View

Google 'Mummerys Blood'.
Half dark rum, half Bovril, and lots of black pepper. Serve hot. Delicious.
I don't know if you can get Bovril in the US? It's a beef extract drink.

Rod Lawlor
(Rod_Lawlor) - MLife

Locale: Australia
Re: Mummerys Blood.......Evil on 02/14/2012 03:00:26 MST Print View


You're a bad, bad man. Bovril is disgusting at the best of times,and no way adding dark rum is making it any better. Don't tease the poor Seppos.

And this from a Scotchman. (Heh, heh, heh)

Eddy Walker

Locale: southeast
Re: Adult beverages for Winter Camping on 02/14/2012 07:55:48 MST Print View

Bulleit Rye Whiskey straight

Edited by Ewker on 02/14/2012 07:56:50 MST.

(marcuri) - F
Thanks on 02/14/2012 10:10:22 MST Print View

Thanks for all the replies. Keep them coming. We still have over a week until we leave. I like the Jim and Apple Juice Idea!

Stuart .
(lotuseater) - F

Locale: Colorado
Re: Adult beverages for Winter Camping on 02/14/2012 10:37:55 MST Print View

Jack & ginger crystals, very warming and you don't know you're cultivating a hangover...

Ben Whitsett
(BenWhitsett) - F
Re: Adult beverages for Winter Camping on 02/14/2012 20:39:34 MST Print View

I like making Apple Pie for a back country trip. 1/2 gallon apple juice, 1/2 gallon apple cider, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 3 cinnamon sticks. Heat to nearly boiling while stirring. Cool back down to room temp. Add 1/2 gallon of Everclear. Makes a rockin' drink! A little goes a long way!

John Almond
(FLRider) - F

Locale: The Southeast
my favorite on 02/14/2012 23:30:26 MST Print View

Black Bush Irish Whiskey and coffee. Nothing else needs to be added.

christopher smead
(hamsterfish) - MLife

Locale: hamsterfish
Yamazaki 18 Scotch. on 02/15/2012 01:14:53 MST Print View

While wearing the balaclava hood from my R1. Makes you feel like a ninja.

Ozzy McKinney
(PorcupinePhobia) - F

Locale: PNW
Voditang on 02/23/2012 23:44:44 MST Print View

Hot tang and vodka. It's become a sort of tradition in our group, and somehow acquired the name "Voditang". It's more fun to say after you've consumed it.