Cold drinks when camping

Cold drinks when camping

Cold drinks when camping, while “cold” drinks may be a bit of a stretch if you are camping out in the forest, far from all modern amenities, these are certainly not hot drinks. If you are near an ice machine, grab some ice, or make sure to bring extra with you in the cooler.

Cold drinks when camping

Cold drinks when camping

Cold drinks when camping


Mix this up before leaving and chill thoroughly or freeze so it will be refreshing once you get to the campsite.

  • Makes 8 cups
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 6 cups water

Heat the sugar and one cup of water until the sugar is dissolved. This can be done ahead of time and saved as simple syrup. Add the lemon juice and simple syrup to the remaining 5 cups of water and stir until well mixed.

Fizzy Juice

Keep the ingredients for this drink mix in your cooler and use when you need a little something to pep you up.

  • Makes 2 liters
  • 1 liter fruit juice
  • 1 liter sparkling mineral water

Mix the two liquids together for a light alternative to soda.

Cucumber Lime Spritzer

Need something to cool you down and rehydrate with after a long hike? This drink is ideal.

  • Makes 1 litre
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 litre bottle club soda
  • ¼ cup lime juice

Mix all the ingredients together and serve with ice, if you have it.

Sun Tea

This classic recipe uses the sun to create a delicious beverage, though you can certainly speed things up by making the tea over the campfire.

  • Makes 1 gallon
  • 10 tea bags
  • 1 gallon water

Fill a gallon glass jar with water and add the tea bags. Leave the jar out in the sun for at least five hours. Drink with ice or as is, sweetened to taste.


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