Teardrop Trailer Summer Cocktails

Camping is more fun with alcohol. Most of the time my husband and I like to enjoy a few beers or wine with our teardrop dinner, but every summer we get a hankerin' for some summer cocktails mixed in the back of the teardrop galley. Most teardrops don't have a lot of storage space, so unless you have a mobile bar from Neiman Marcus, your cocktails will have to be simple.

These are some of our favorite cocktails that require very few ingredients. Each are made with just one bottle of spirits, one mixer, some ice and a garnish—teardrop style.

Backwoods Bellini

This is a nice cocktail for breakfast or brunch and can be made with or without alcohol. Top it with a piece of peach or a strawberry.

2 ounces of peach nectar (Kerns is good)
Chilled sparkling wine or sparkling cider
Serve in a plastic wine or champagne glass


Margaritas are a basic summer drink while camping. You can get a premixed bottle, but they tend to have too much sugar and additives so pack your own bottle of Cuervo. Use limes (they travel well) for garnish. Salt is optional.

1 cup Jose Cuervo silver tequila
1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1 cup water
1/2 cup honey or agave syrup

"Where the heck is the..." Screwdriver

Orange juice is not just for breakfast. This basic drink is perfect after a long day of doing nothing.

1 part vodka
2 parts orange juice
Top with orange wedge or rosemary sprig

Mountain Mojito

2 ounces light rum 
2 ounces club soda
2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
2 teaspoons sugar

Place some lime juice, sugar and mint in a bowl and smash the mixture up with a wooden spoon. Add rum and club soda and stir. Top with a wedge of lime or a sprig of pine needles.

"Do you sleep in that thing?" Cocktail

This is the cocktail to serve to anyone who asks this question. It will give them a whole other idea about teardrops and teardroppers. Add a lemon twist for garnish.

1 1/2 ounce berry vodka (ThreeOlives makes one)
¾ ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 ounce chilled sparkling wine

Mix the ingredients with ice and serve (without ice) in a plastic martini glass

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