16 Hunting Camp Cocktails from Ingredients You Take Anyways

Life is complicated. Cocktails don't have to be. Especially if you're getting ready for hunting season, verifying permits, packing your gear, and planning your route, the last thing you want to worry about is making sure that you have the correct simple syrup on hand so that you can make a cocktail at the end of a long day in the woods.

So for those times when straightforward and simple is all you require, here are your best bets for a drink.

1. Cranberry Orange Mimosa Bellini

Crazy for Crust

Do you have cranberry juice? Orange juice? Did you remember to bring the prosecco? Great, breakfast at camp just got way better.

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2. Mint Julep

Chew Out Loud

If you have bourbon and a few sprigs of mint, you can make this cocktail. You just need to add ice and water until you've chilled everything down to a refreshing temperature.

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3. Grapefruit Mimosas


It only looks fancy because of the glassware. Truly all you need is grapefruit juice and champagne, which is pretty much standard at any camp.

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 4. Rosé Slushy

Julie Blanner

Really this cocktail is just a chilled bottle of rose blended with lemonade. Who doesn't have those two ingredients on hand at all times?

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5. Elderflower Rosé 

Lark & Linen

Rosé + elderflower liquor. That's it. You're done. Get the recipe here.

6. Pear Dark and Stormy

A Nerd Cooks

Dark and Stormy is a classic cocktail that has dark rum + ginger beer + lime.  This one is just made a little fancier with a splash of pear juice.

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7. Watermelon Margaritas

Minimalist Baker

If you're glamping, then all the "extra" you need for this cocktail is a blender - which you probably already have anyway. Then just add watermelon, lime, and tequila.

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8. Lemon Sorbet Mimosa

Tastes Lovely

This cocktail is spilling over with refreshing flavor. All you need to enjoy it is some lemon sorbet and prosecco. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

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9. Negroni

Leite's Culinaria

If you have a selection of alcohol available to you at camp, you can enjoy a Negroni. Just remember to bring the bitters!

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10. Martini

Serious Eats

This drink is a classic because it can be made anytime, anywhere. You just need a container in which to mix gin and vermouth.

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11. Kangaroo

kangaroo cocktail
Serious Eats

Also known as a vodka martini, this drink is just as simple to make as the classic version.

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12. Manhattan

Leite's Culinaria

For this classic cocktail, you'll need a few more ingredients. But if you're a dedicated cocktail lover, you probably already have your stash packed.

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13. Bonnie Prince Charlie

Serious Eats

It sounds so fancy, but it's really not.

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14. Ginger Pear Cocktail

Lark &

You probably take along a 6-pack of ginger ale just in case someone gets an upset stomach while you're out in the wilderness. However, I bet one or two of those cans can be sacrificed to make a super easy 3-ingredient cocktail.

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15. Margarita Float

Julie Blanner

For this refreshing sip, simply add tequila to your lime sorbet and then thin it out to your desired consistency with water.

Get the recipe here.

16. Dulce Vida Texas Ranch Water


This one is so easy, we can provide the directions for you from Dulce Vida Spirits!


  • 1.5 oz. Dulce Vida Blanco

  • 3 oz. Topo Chico

  • Juice of half of a lime

  • Ice


Mix well, and enjoy!

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