How To Make Cocktails When Camping with Author Emily Vikre
Friday, June 26th, 9:00pm ET
There’s something about a beautifully balanced cocktail that mirrors the beautiful balance in nature, and the combination of the two is pure magic. In this session, Emily Vikre, distillery owner and author of Camp Cocktails: Easy, Fun, and Delicious Drinks for the Great Outdoors, will talk with us about why and how to up your outdoor drinking. Whether you are roughing it in the mountains, car camping upstate, or just hanging out by a lake or a back porch, there’s a perfect cocktail for every outdoor occasion. Emily will talk about the inspiration for the book and recipes, cover tips for camping/outdoor cocktails, making cocktails with outdoor friendly equipment. We’ll also talk about owning a distillery in Northern Minnesota and making spirits, including spirits with foraged ingredients. Then Emily will demonstrate three recipes from the book: a smokey flask cocktail, a grilled strawberry and tequila cocktail, plus how to make a marshmallow into a shot glass.
Emily Vikre is a Norwegian American dual citizen who lives in Duluth, Minnesota. She holds a PhD in food policy and behavioral theory from Tufts University. She is co-founder and co-owner of Vikre Distillery, which has been named best craft spirits distillery by USA Today. Vikre has also won a slew of technical awards: a gold and five silvers at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition; gold, silver, and bronze awards from the American Craft Distiller's Association; and two Good Food awards in 2018. A nationally recognized food and drinks writer, Emily has been a regular columnist for Food52, and has written for Lucky Peach, Minnesota Public Radio and Norwegian American Weekly. Emily's first book, Camp Cocktails: Easy, Fun, and Delicious Drinks for the Great Outdoors was published by Quarto Books this February.
Adam founded VinePair with Josh with one simple goal: create a publication he actually wanted to read in a space he was extremely passionate about. Since founding the publication Adam has become recognized as an authority on how to make the drinks world accessible to everyone as well as on the ever evolving media landscape. He is the winner of the Left Bank Bordeaux Cup American Wine-Tasting Championship and holds an MBA from NYU Stern.