Jaryd and I have date night every Saturday which means: 1) he cooks me dinner, and 2) we drink the wine. Lately I’ve been not so into the wine and we’ve been having more fun making mixed drinks and getting creative.
Wait, that sounds kind of pathetic. We go out sometimes too…
Who am I kidding.
What was I saying, oh yeah! Jaryd is the mix master. Ok, I just made that nickname up right now on the spot, but I’m pretty sure if he reads this post (Hi sugarplum love bug!! Love you for reading this!!)….. ok for the record I absolutely don’t call him that and he most likely isn’t reading this 🙂 BUT!!! If he reads this, he will looove the nickname “mix master” and perhaps debate getting a shirt made up to wear to gatherings.
What I’m saying in some sort of roundabout way is… he makes some pretty bomb drinks. Ok, he’s actually sitting next to me right now, let’s see what happens when I ask him about the name “mix master.” Here goes….
Me: Would you call yourself a “mix master?” Like, you know, when you mix up drinks?
Him: Um, yeah thats definitely ONE of the terms I use.
I generally trust his drink mixing skills but when he told me my campfire cocktail needed “bitters” I resisted HARD. “I hate bitters!!!” I whined, unable to recall ever consuming them. I’m kind of stubborn but the name “bitters” just wasn’t vibing with me. It actually sounded like the most opposite of what I wanted. Sweet. Delicious. Even savory. That’s my jam.
GUYS!! I was wrong. I’m typing it here because it shall live on in all eternity in the intertubes. World, here it is… the one time I was wrong. Aparently bitters are just like adding a spice that gives the whole shebang and warm, campfire feel.
Ladies and lads. If you’re feeling the autumn spirit, if you want a cocktail to put a smile on your face, or even if you’re just up for trying something new. I gotchu.
I humbly present to youuuu this Campfire Cocktail. Here’s what you do, easy peasy:
First prep your garnish. Use a vegetable peeler to shave off four strands of the orange peel. There’s probably a fancy tool out there to make really beautiful and thin ribbons. I just used a normal veggie peeler to make a thicker chunk to add some flavor down the road.
Roll the peel up and secure it with a toothpick.
Combine the LoveBeets beet + ginger juice, bitters, vodka, and orange juice in a cocktail shaker with the ice.
Shake it up and pour into glasses, using the strainer to leave behind the ice.
Add 1 – 2 cinnamon sticks and 1 – 2 apple slices to each glass.
Remove the toothpicks from the orange peel, it’ll be spiraled and kind of adorable 🙂 Add the curly peels to the side of the glass or to the contents of the cocktail.
- 9 - 10 ounces LoveBeets beet + ginger juice
- 1 ounce bitters
- 4 ounces (shots) apple flavored vodka
- Juice from 1 orange, strained (make your orange spirals before you juice it)
- Ice for shaking
- 4 - 8 cinnamon sticks
- 4 - 8 slices of a honeycrisp apple
- First prep your garnish. Use a vegetable peeler to shave off four strands of the orange peel.
- Roll the peel up and secure it with a toothpick.
- Combine the beet juice, bitters, vodka, and orange juice in a cocktail shaker with the ice.
- Shake it up and pour into glasses, using the strainer to leave behind the ice.
- Add 1 - 2 cinnamon sticks and 1 - 2 apple slices to each glass.
- Remove the toothpicks from the orange peel, it’ll be spiraled and kind of adorable 🙂 Add the curly peels to the side of the glass or to the contents of the cocktail.
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