The Great Outdoors Deserves Great Cocktails
Packing for a hiking trip takes planning and efficiency, especially when there might be cocktails at trail’s end. Give “Backcountry Cocktails: Civilized Drinks for Wild Places,” by Steven Grasse and Adam Erace, your full attention. A team of experts on drinks and the outdoors contributed their know-how, so along with recipes for an appealing white port peach cobbler; a big batch of honeysuckle punch; the Hiker’s Lament, which starts with store-bought green juice; and a few campfire dishes like grilled trout, they provide advice on dealing with bears, crossing a beaver dam, foraging wild mushrooms and how to pack a cooler. The book has seasonal chapters, all with glorious photography of the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Mr. Grasse’s base of operations. There is also a dedication to the Indigenous inhabitants of the region. This hardcover book is too heavy to take on the trail, so take pictures of the pages you need.
“Backcountry Cocktails: Civilized Drinks for Wild Places” by Steven Grasse and Adam Erace (Running Press, $28).