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Campsite Cocktail Series: The Easiest Summer Scotch Recipe


As we venture into the second half of the year, we couldn’t help but point out all of our favorite upcoming celebratory moments that enhance the seasons of Summer, Fall and Winter. What better way to welcome these seasons then by spending them in the great outdoors catering to all your senses. The smell of the trees, the views you take in… if only you had a cocktail in hand that invited your taste buds to the party. You heard it here first! For the rest of 2019, we are featuring one cocktail a month that embraces the spirit of the season. Let our Campground Cocktails Series commence!

In effort to bring you the best campground libation options, we’ve partnered with Ian Collis, the mastermind and mixed-drink enthusiast behind Cocktail Collaborative. In honor of #NationalScotchDay, allow us to introduce you to Scotch and Straw. Made up of five simple ingredients, this concoction is perfect to sip on during the end of July heat. Enjoy this easy, no fuss, ideal for RVers on the road recipe below.

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This recipe is for scotch lovers and those just getting to know scotch, alike. The template for this delicious drink is similar to an old fashioned, but we’ve swapped out bourbon for scotch and paired it with fresh strawberry and mint. These ingredients help bring the scotch to life without overpowering it. Our favorite part about this recipe is that you can tweak it which ever way you prefer to suit your taste. Feel free to add more strawberries if you like a fruitier drink! You can even add a touch of lemon juice if you enjoy your cocktails more on the acidic side.

– Muddler
– Mixing vessel
– Strainer
– Jigger
– Knife & cutting board


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– 2 oz Scotch (we used Dewar’s White Label but feel free to use your favorite!)
– 1/2 oz Simple syrup (If you don’t buy a pre-made simple syrup, you can easily make your own by shaking equal parts white sugar and water until sugar has dissolved.)
– 3 Strawberries (+1 garnish)
– 5 Mint leaves
– 2 dashes of bitters (we used Angostura)
– Ice

1. Add your strawberries, simple syrup, and bitters to your mixing vessel.
2. Muddle strawberries.
3. Slap your mint and add to the vessel along with the scotch and ice.
4. Stir the mixture thoroughly.
5. Strain your cocktail into a glass filled with ice.
6. Garnish with mint and half a strawberry.
7. Enjoy!


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Looking for an easy campground meal to partner with your new drink? Check out our list of the 5 of the Best Tin Foil Campground Recipes and leave us a comment in the section below letting us know which meal is your favorite to make on the road.


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