When it comes to hanging out with family and friends over a campfire, good drinks served and shared just makes the bonding moment that much more fun and memorable. Take a look at some of these great camping drinks:
Here are some beverages that you can do while RVing
Fireside Coffee Mix
- 1 cup instant coffee
- 2 cups hot chocolate mix
- 2 cups powdered coffee creamer
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Mix together and store in a zip-top bag or airtight container. Use 3 or 4 heaping teaspoons per mug of hot water.
Veracruz Coffee Liqueur
- 1 quart 100 proof vodka (use an inexpensive brand)
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 4 cups water
- 1 vanilla bean
- 6 Tablespoons instant coffee (can use decaf)
In a large pot, bring sugar and water to a boil, stirring constantly until sugar is completely melted and water turns clear. Use a little cold water in the instant coffee to get it dissolved before adding to the sugar mixture. Put this mixture into a gallon jug with the vanilla bean which has been split in half lengthwise. Store in a dark closet for at least 30 days. Shake once a week to keep ingredients from settling too much.
Fruit Juice Spritzer
- 1 (12 ounces) container frozen fruit juice, any flavor
- 36 ounces carbonated mineral water
Gently stir to combine. Serve over ice. Makes six, eight-ounce servings so it is nice to share with friends and neighbors.
Summertime Citrus Tea
- 6 regular size tea bags
- 4 cups boiling water
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 (6 ounces) can frozen orange juice concentrate
- 1 (6 ounces) can frozen lemonade concentrate
- 10 cups ice cold water
Boil 4 cups of water in a pan. Remove from heat, add the tea bags and let sit for about 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and add the sugar, orange juice concentrate and lemonade concentrate stirring until everything is completely melted. At this point, you can store the tea mixture in your RV refrigerator for later. Mix a little of the tea mixture with ice cold water to test for single servings or mix 10 cups of ice cold water to make a potluck size serving.
Mayan Sunrise Hot Chocolate
- 1 cup gourmet powdered hot cocoa mix (the good stuff)
- 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground red chiles (or more if you like extra spice)
- Marshmallows, optional
Mix all the powdered ingredients together. Store dry mix in an airtight bag or container for up to a year.
For each cup of hot chocolate: Add 2 or 3 heaping spoonfuls in a cup of hot water or hot milk. Add a little more mix for a stronger, richer flavor. Add or substitute a spoon full of a regular non-spiced instant hot chocolate mix for anyone sensitive to spice. Stir until mix dissolves completely. Enjoy.
These easy-to-make drinks will just make your campfire get-together extra special and enticing.