Additional reporting and photos by Caroline Whatley.

One thing we've never forgotten to pack on an adventure is something to sip on by the fire.

A lot of the time we choose beer because it's easy; just grab a six pack and go. Lately, however, we've been craving a little something extra. We're not fancy or high maintenance, but we love things that taste really good.

After all, who said that your taste buds have to suffer just because you're on a road trip? If this sounds like you, check out these three awesome and easy camp cocktails that will push your outdoor experience to the next level.

Pack List:
Shaker
Jigger
Cups
Muddler (optional)
Knife
Cutting board

Slower Lower

camp cocktails for summer

The perfect drink for a day at the beach.

This drink was named after the tiny, little state of Delaware. It's the perfect drink for a day at the beach. To get the pineapple juice, you can either muddle fresh pineapple like we did, or you can pack a can and use that – either way works.

Serves 2

Ingredients:
-4 oz dark rum (we used Papa's Pilar)
-1 oz fresh lime juice
-2 oz pineapple juice
-4 thin lime slices
-Ice

camp cocktails for summer

Freshly-muddled pineapple takes this cocktail to the next level.

Directions:
-Measure out your pineapple juice and rum, and pour in the shaker.
-Squeeze the lime until you get an ounce of juice and pour in the shaker.
-Add ice to almost fill the shaker, leaving enough room for ingredients to mix.
-Put the cap on and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
-Strain the drink into two glasses.
-Add lime slices and drink up!

The Docktail

camp cocktails for summer

This five-ingredient beauty has lots of fresh flavor and a hoppy addition.

We start craving this drink long before the dock is even in sight. This is one of the smoothest drinks around, but watch out – it'll catch up to you if you lose count of how many you've had.

Serves 2

Ingredients:
-4 oz gin
-2 oz lemon juice, fresh squeezed
-2 oz simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, heated until sugar dissolves)
-6 oz of an IPA beer
-2 toothpicks
-6 blueberries
-Ice

camp cocktails for summer

A little lemon always does the trick.

Directions:
-Measure out your gin, lemon juice and simple syrup, and pour into the shaker.
-Add ice to almost fill the shaker, leaving enough room for ingredients to mix.
-Put the cap on and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
-Strain the drink into two glasses.
-Pour 3 ounces of beer into each glass.
-Put a couple blueberries on a toothpick, float on the top, and drink up.

The Refresher

camp cocktails for summer

Seasonal fresh strawberries and kombucha are the stars of this summertime sip.

After spending hours in the waves, this cocktail will bring you back to life! It's made with fresh fruit, a little bit of Kombucha and just enough tequila to give it a kick. This is our go-to summer drink that's as fun to make as it is delicious.

Serves One (Note: If you can find a bigger shaker to fit 14 strawberries, just double the recipe)

Ingredients:
-2 1/2 oz ripe strawberries (about 7 medium sized)
-½ oz simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, heated til sugar dissolves)
-¾ oz lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
-1 capful of Health-Ade Pomegranate Kombucha
-2 oz tequila

camp cocktails for summer

All you need is a splash of kombucha to give this drink a bubbly finish.

Directions:
-Place the berries in the shaker.
-Muddle berries until they look like strawberry puree.
-Add the simple syrup, lemon juice and tequila to the shaker.
-Add ice to almost fill the shaker, leaving enough room for ingredients to mix.
-Strain the drink into your glass.
-Top with kombucha.
-Garnish with a fresh lemon peel.

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