Fox & Oden whiskies are crafted in tribute to the rugged bounty and natural beauty of Michigan and were created to complement the view. In this blog our team explores essential barware tools to help elevate your backcountry bartending game, whether swimming, hiking, fishing, camping, boating, hunting, or exploring. The right outdoor barware makes all the difference when you desire to get away and get close to nature.
A hip flask can be a great addition to your backcountry bartending kit, allowing you to bring enough Fox & Oden whiskey for making cocktails around the campfire. Our team is hosting a giveaway this month for the Glacier Stainless Hip Flask, a ruggedly modern, wide-mouth hip flask. Find it on our Instagram account. Enter before the giveaway ends!
Shaker and Strainer
The shaker and strainer are the backbone to any bartender’s toolkit, and they’re just as essential for backcountry bartending as they are for indoor cocktail-making. Look for a lightweight and durable shaker that can hold up to the rigors of outdoor adventures. Example: the High Camp Highball Shaker.
You’ll want your cocktail measurements to be accurate, even in the outdoors. A jigger is a small measuring tool that allows you to measure the exact amount of liquor you need for each drink, ensuring your cocktails are consistent and balanced. We recommend a stainless steel jigger, making it lightweight, durable, and easy to clean – perfect for taking on outdoor adventures.
A muddler is a long, slender tool used for mashing herbs and fruits to release their flavors in cocktails. If you’re planning to make drinks with fresh herbs or berries after a day of backcountry foraging, a muddler is a must-have tool. Try the Swiss Knife Shop stainless steel muddler, which is both sturdy and lightweight.
A bar key (also known as a bottle opener) is another essential tool to include in your backcountry bartending kit. A reliable bar key can make all the difference for both your cocktail and camping needs. Our Instagram giveaway includes the Armbar Cork, a bar key which boasts a blade, scissors, corkscrew, foil cutter, pry bar, bottle opener, and can/package opener.
Freshly squeezed citrus juice can take a cocktail from good to great, but squeezing citrus by hand can be time-consuming and messy, especially at a campsite. A citrus juicer is a small but essential tool that can make this process much easier. Look for a juicer that’s handheld and easy to pack, like the Viski Silver Citrus Juicer.
When you’re out in the wilderness, space is at a premium. That’s why collapsible cups are a great addition to any backcountry bartending kit. Hydaway tumblers collapsible cups are insulated and designed to collapse down to a compact size when not in use, making them great for your outdoor adventures.
With these essential barware tools in your backcountry bartending kit, you’ll be able to create delicious cocktails no matter where your adventures take you. And with Fox & Oden’s high-quality whiskey as the base for your drinks, you’ll have a truly authentic taste of the American heartland to enjoy.
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