13 Backcountry Cocktails to Spice Up Your Next Trip

Sometimes you just want a little more than a flask of whiskey. Wow your hiking partners with these 13 recipes.

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Drink Recipe: Spicy Hot Chocolate


A double dose of chocolate and cayenne pepper will keep your taste buds hopping this winter.

Drink Recipe: Backcountry Cucumber Mojito

2oz Rum, (try Oronoco but other white rums will work) ½ oz simple syrup (equal parts by volume of hot water and sugar, cooled) 1 thick cucumber slice…

Part rum, part minty-goodness. This one will help you hold on to the last warm days of the year in style.

Drink Recipe: The Perfect Backcountry Manhattan


The perfect Manhattan starts with the perfect whiskey. Our expert can help.

5 More Drinks for Backcountry Bartenders


Mix up our take on five classics with foraged ingredients.

Reader Recipes: Backcountry Cocktails


We can’t promise that they’re all good. But these five trail cocktails are all memorable.

Bonus: Build a Backcountry Bar Kit

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Can’t decide on just one cocktail for your adventure? Put together a mobile backcountry bar kit.

You’re done hiking for the day, the tents are up, dinner is done, and the stars are out. Cap off the day in perfect style with one of these 13 cocktails from the BACKPACKER staff and readers.