Review; Camp Cocktails: Easy, Fun, and Delicious Drinks for the Great Outdoors by Emily Vikre
Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the book Camp Cocktails: Easy, Fun, and Delicious Drinks for the Great Outdoors by Emily Vikre through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review.
Description from Goodreads
Learn how to plan, pack, and whip up great drinks in the great outdoors.
Cabin trips, hikes, patio parties, camping adventures—however you enjoy the great outdoors, it should be fun and easy. And so should the drinks! Simplicity, though, doesn't mean you're limited to a bottle and a mixer. With Camp Cocktails, you'll have a variety of options for simple and tasty drinks that are ready to go wherever you go.
Cool off after a hot day spent hiking through the woods with a Flask Boulevardier or the Northwoods Sidecar. Break in the campsite with a Grilled Orange Cobbler or the ultimate beer-based cocktail. Bundling up around the fire? Warm up with the Salted Nutella Hot Chocolate, the Penicillin Toddy, or a spiked hot apple cider. If you’re ready to go a step further, there’s even a chapter for using foraged ingredients.
Every recipe comes with easy-to-follow instructions, and many feature expert bartender tips and hacks. A variety of occasions are all here, from stargazing to boating. And to round it all out, there's a whole chapter dedicated to foraging/found ingredients, and integrating nature into your favorite cocktails.
My Thoughts on the Book
I liked the thought and concept behind this book and it had a few interesting cocktails in it, such as marshmallow mule and fire punch, but it was a bit impractical at times as I honestly doubt campers prioritize having a bunch of various cocktail glasses with them on a camping trip (just sayin').