Is There a Perfect Cocktail For the Outdoors?

5 recipes for getting loaded with Mother Nature

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Chris Elford cut his teeth in the New York cocktail mecca that is the East Village, bartending by night and working as a distillery man by day. Now you can find him at the helm of Saison in Richmond, Virginia. Here are his five recipes with five ingredients.

Ingredients to pack:
1 bottle of Espolon tequila
1 bottle Cointreau
1 bottle Regan’s Orange Bitters and/or 1 bottle Bittermens Hellfire Shrub bitters
Fresh limes
Cans of lager beer

Classic Margarita
2 oz. Espolon Blanco Tequila
3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Cointreau
Shake and strain into a plastic cup over ice.

Hell Dorado Tequila Old Fashioned
2 oz. Tequila
2 Dashes Orange bitters
2 Dashes Hellfire Shrub bitters
Teaspoon Cointreau
Build over ice and give a quick stir. Garnish with lime peel

12 oz. Lager
3/4 oz. Tequila
1/2 oz. Lime Juice
3 Dashes Hellfire Shrub bitters
Build over ice in glass. Stir lightly to combine.

American Biere
12 oz. Lager
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1/2 oz. Orange Bitters
1/2 oz. Tequila
Build in a glass over ice. Stir lightly to combine.

Shot and a beer
1 1/2 oz. Tequila
Can of ice-cold beer
Crack can and shoot tequila
Espolon tequila is also fantastic when sipped neat in a glass.

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