Build the Perfect Bar
Good friends and good whiskey are all you really need for the perfect night around the campfire. But these special touches won't hurt.
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Good friends and good whiskey are all you really need for the perfect night around the campfire. But these special touches certainly won't hurt.
Strongwater Cherry and Thyme Classic Shrub Tonic
Strongwater Cherry and Thyme Classic Shrub tonic is made from vinegar, fruit, and herbs and slips easily into any car-camping chef’s kit. It works just as well as a marinade, salad dressing, cocktail mixer, and hangover cure.
Stanley Adventure Happy Hour Set 2X
Crafting cocktails in the field can be a chore. Enter the Stanley Adventure Happy Hour Set 2X, which packs a strainer, two glasses, a reamer, and a jigger into a 20-ounce stainless-steel shaker.
Windy Chien Ultimate Kitchen Spoon
San Francisco woodworker Windy Chien personally carves each 17-inch-long walnut Ultimate Kitchen spoon. The deep bowl and square corner let you stir a big pot of soup and scrape a casserole pan with equal ease.
Tincup American Whiskey
A smooth-drinking combo of sweetness and peppery spice, Tincup American Whiskey is blended in Colorado, cut with pure Rocky Mountain water, and aged in American oak barrels.
Royal Rose Cardamom Clove Simple Syrup
We were set on using Royal Rose’s Cardamom Clove simple syrup in a classy concoction like a Tom Collins but found that the spicy-sweet mixture worked better with soda water for a refreshing libation.
Avex Claret Wineglass
Sleeping in a tent doesn’t have to mean drinking wine from the bottle. The 13-ounce stainless-steel Avex Claret wineglass is double-walled to keep creek-chilled chardonnay crisp for hours.
Manready Mercantile Whiskey Soaked Campfire Jerky
Manready Mercantile Whiskey Soaked Campfire jerky is so smoky, it tastes like you pulled it right off the spit. For added punch, the beef is soaked overnight in Bulleit bourbon.
Traeger Lil’ Tex Elite Grill
The retro smokestack and grease bucket of the Traeger Lil’ Tex Elite grill belie its ease of use. It automatically feeds hardwood pellets into its flame for reliable, consistent smoking. Throw in a brisket, set the temperature, hit the slopes, and come home to some perfectly cooked protein. The 424-square-inch grilling area easily accommodates ribs, whole chickens, and pork shoulders.