Drinking can be fun right? Right? But what if you are still in the hiking mood when you start to imbibe? Well combine them son, that's what I say. EWH proudly presents, drinks that are hiking related!
2 oz. orange juice
Pour the gin into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Top with orange juice.
1.5 oz Makers Mark
1/2 oz maple syrup (good stuff)
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
At first blush, I am wondering about the lemon juice but I think the dark amber quality of the syrup (the good stuff meaning Grade A) with Markers Mark will be a good smoky concoction on a rainy day in the cabin (in your mind since you are living in an apartment in LA).
1/2 oz. Lime Juice
1 oz. Amaretto
shake with ice, strain into a shot glass.
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
3-6 mint leaves
At home: Slice the cucumber and pick 3-6 of your best mint leaves. Put mint, cucumber, simple syrup, and rum into a zip-top bag, and then into a well-sealed wide mouthed water bottle. These ingredients should infuse for at least 24 hours, but it is not an exact science. The longer they are married, the stronger the flavors will become (think jalapeno-infused vodka-- after 3 days of infusing, just looking at it will make you eyes water).
On the Trail:
While hanging out in your zip-top bag, the rum will pick up the flavors of the cucumber and mint, and the cucumber and mint will become saturated with alcohol. When cocktail hour nears, secure the baggie in a cold stream to chill. Once chilled, pour it into a glass, and strain out the cucumber if it’s been infusing for more than two days.
I find this drink fascinating since it is meant to be constructed while hiking (flavoring the cucumbers in a ziplock bag while hiking, cooling the bag in a cold stream). Truly, this drink is meant to be enjoyed ON the trail not just lieu of it. Bonus points for including syrup again but one has to wonder about the cucumber. Something to be tried on a trail soon!
1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz triple sec
1 oz cranberry juice
1/2 oz rum
1/2 oz 1800® Tequila
1 1/2 oz sweet and sour mix
1/2 oz grapefruit juice
Have any hiking-related drinks? Add em in the comments!