Make these camp cocktails on your next adventure

These TINCUP® Whiskey fortifications are perfect for celebrating mountains climbed and rivers crossed or to forget about your cold feet and mosquito bites. Bring a TINCUP Adventure Pack on your next camping trip and try these drinks out yourself!

By: Ellen Clark + Save to a List

Sponsored by TINCUP® Whiskey.

I will never pass up the chance to create a fun and delicious cocktail, especially while camping. The TINCUP Adventure Pack makes camp cocktails much easier. Now, I can slip the sleek and lightweight stainless steel bottle into any pack and avoid lugging heavy (and fragile!) glass ones into the woods. 

On our most recent trip, we tested the TINCUP Adventure Pack with some deep woods cocktails, and it did not disappoint. Read on for two tasty recipes to try with your new Adventure Pack.

1. Rosemary Whiskey Smash

A from above view of a wooden cutting board with two blue mugs, seeral alcohol bottles, a lemon, lemon slices, and herbs.
Photo by Cameron Munn.

The seasons are officially changing, and that crisp (and cold) autumn feeling is in the air. For the first cocktail of the trip, we hoped to soften the blow of the quickly approaching end of summer with a Rosemary Whiskey Smash. The botanical elements and bright citrus pair perfectly with the gently sweet whiskey in this refreshing midday pick-me-up.

Hands holding a blue metal mug full of liquid with a lemon slice and herbs on the rim.
Photo by Cameron Munn.


Rosemary Simple Syrup 
3/4 cup Sugar 
3/4 cup Water 
Two sprigs of rosemary 

The Cocktail 
2 oz TINCUP Adventure American Whiskey
0.5 oz  Rosemary Simple
1 Lemon 
1 Sprig of fresh rosemary for garnish 

Two images: The left is a close-up of hands pouring a simple syrup into a small stainless steel shot glass. The right is a person pouring whiskey out of a stainless steel bottle into a metal shot glass.
Photos by Cameron Munn.

At Home

To make the Rosemary Simple Syrup, bring the sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Simmer the liquid while stirring until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. 

Add rosemary sprigs to the pot and simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let steep for 1 hour. Remove the rosemary and refrigerate the syrup in a stoppered bottle until it's time to transfer it to your cooler.

The left image is a rocky shoreline covered in moss and evergreen trees. The right image is of a two hands holding a sprig of rosemary.
Photos by Cameron Munn.

At the Campsite 

Forget your jigger at home and measure all your ingredients in the signature TINCUP cap! 

1. Cut the lemon into wedges. Add a lemon wedge to your camp cup rim and muddle (if you don't have a muddle, use the end of a camp spoon). 
2. Add Rosemary Simple syrup and TINCUP Whiskey. 
3. Top with ice and stir. 
4. Garnish with a wedge of lemon and a sprig of rosemary.  
5. Place your camp chair in a patch of sun, and enjoy!

Tip: Express the oils of the rosemary by slapping them on your palm, then sip from the mug next to garnishes to connect smell and taste for an amplified experience. Also, toss some rosemary into your campfire to keep mosquitos at bay!

A person in a sweater, jeans, and boots is standing on a rocky shoreline under an evergreen tree looking out at a dark body of water.
Photo by Cameron Munn.

2. "Forgetting the Forecast" Old Fashioned

A from-above view of a wooden cutting board with a blue metal bottle, several smaller bottles, a whole orange and a container of cherries. There are ferns around the cutting board.
Photo by Cameron Munn.
A from-above view of a hand holding a metal blue mug with a skewer of orange peel and a cherry on the rim.
Photo by Cameron Munn.

It's easy to forget to check your weather app when you're adventuring all day, and it wasn't until we were racing a downpour to make a nightcap that we realized we were in for a night in the tent. Thankfully, this next recipe is the perfect cozy cocktail to enjoy while you wait out a storm. 

Ignoring stiff fingers is worth it for this "Forgetting the Forecast" Old Fashioned. The garnishes elevate the drink's simplicity, and hey, if you forget a cocktail pick, you can whittle one like we did!


2 oz TINCUP Adventure American Whiskey 
.5 oz Honey 
1 Orange 
3 dashes Angostura Bitters  
3 to 4 Luxardo Cherries 
Cocktail pick

Tip: Don't have a cocktail pick? Whittle one out of a stick or remove the leaves from the rosemary from the cocktail above and use the stem.

The left image is a close-up of hands holding a metal mug with a cocktail pick holding an orange peel and a cherry. The right image is a fern in the sun.
Photo by Cameron Munn.

At the Campsite 

1. Before making the cocktail, fill your camp cup with ice and set it aside to chill.
Once your cup is chilled, remove the ice and muddle a Luxardo cherry at the bottom of your cup.
Add TINCUP Adventure American Whiskey and honey. Stir until combined.
Dash bitters into the cup, add a large chunk of ice from your cooler, and stir until fully incorporated and chilled.
Using a pocket knife or peeler, cut a big piece of orange peel and express oils over the cup, then wipe along the rim of the mug.
Garnish with a pick skewering the orange peel and a Luxardo cherry.
Pinkies up and headlamps on. This drink can be enjoyed from inside your sleeping bag in your cozy tent or by the fire on a clear night!

A hand is running a slice of orange peel around the rim of a metal mug. Cocktail ingredients are out of focus behind the mug.
Photo by Cameron Munn.

We hope you try making these tasty cocktails with the TINCUP Whiskey Adventure Pack on your next camping trip. The lightweight, durable bottle is reusable and the thoughtfully designed signature measuring cap were the perfect addition to our camp cocktail kit. 

Feature image by Cameron Munn.

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