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Friday, September 02, 2011

Drinks of the Week: 5 Camping-Approved Cocktails for Labor Day Weekend

Planning to park it at a camp site this holiday weekend? Just because you’re trading your lounger for a log doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice a good drink, and while many cocktails can be too much work for a camping trip, we’ve rounded up a handful that require little more than a few simple ingredients (most of which can be pre-mixed) and a scoop of ice. From a versatile gin classic to a two-ingredient sipper, these camp-worthy cocktails are ready to help you celebrate this last long weekend of summer.

Moscow Mule
Cool down up your camp site with this mix of vodka, lime juice and ginger beer.

Milano Torino
Only two ingredients mixed in equal parts? It doesn’t get any easier than this Italian-inspired combo of Campari and Punt e Mes.

Red Hook
A relative of the Manhattan and Brooklyn cocktails, this rye-forward sipper finds its sweeter side with a splash of Punt e Mes and maraschino liqueur.

Classic Martini
Class up your campsite with a batch of Martinis. You can even save time and pre-mix the ingredients beforehand—easy as 1, 2, 3.

Take your Cognac fireside with this old English classic—all you’ll need to add is a little Cointreau and a squeeze of fresh lemon.

Photo by Stuart Mullenberg