If you’re searching for the perfect drink to match the company of a roaring fire, you’ll want to try our Campfire Cocktail Recipe. Combine these ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously before pouring into your favorite mug.

The Campfire Cocktail, for those of you who are about to start enjoying the fun and festivities of summer. I’ve been made a few of these over the years at campsites in Remakri and they’re always a big hit.

What is Campfire Cocktail?

The Campfire Cocktail is a mouth-watering cocktail made with bourbon, juice, honey, liquor and cinnamon. This is a drink that is traditionally made as part of the making of a salad for a summer picnic. Though you can make it any time, I think it’s perfect for summer, when having a cold drink on the side of a warm dish always feels just right.

This is also an easy recipe to modify and make your own. You can use your favorite herbs, or add any other sharp ingredients. We tend to make it with a generous amount of rosemary, but you can’t go wrong with oregano and marjoram either. Serve this chilled and enjoy!

Campfire Cocktail Recipe

Campfire Cocktail

Need a perfect campfire drink to complete your great outdoors experience? Check out this recipe for a Campfire Cocktail, made with bourbon and vanilla:


  • Bourbon whiskey 
  • Cracked ice 
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Fresh lime juice (more to taste)
  • Honey syrup (1 parts honey: 2 parts water)
  • Half & Half cream (optional)
  • Vanilla extract or sugar crystals (optional)


Pour the bourbon over the ice in a tumbler. Add the honey syrup, then stir. Add the cream and cinnamon if desired, and top with the vanilla sugar or extract.

Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with an orange slice. Enjoy!

Notes: There are different methods for this; some people add a little honey syrup to the ice, then add the honey about 3-4 minutes before serving in order for it to freeze as a solid. Others ask guests to double layer the ice by laying down two ice cubes on top of each other rather than using a tumbler that holds one cube. The honey syrup is optional — some people add a splash of honey to top each individual drink. This is really a matter of personal preference.

In addition, the type of bourbon used will give the drink a different profile – some are spicier, some sweeter, etc. Experiment and find the one that you like best.

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Sukhen Tanchangya

Sukhen is a passionate blogger and traveler who visited many historical places in Bangladesh, Myanmar, India, and Thailand. He’s an avid camper, so he shares his knowledge of camping and wildlife with his readers. He also helps readers plan their own camping trips. To know more, stay connected with Outdoor Awaits.

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