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cocktail themed dinner for a crowd: car camping

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catdoc2 | | Aug 27, 2012 03:15 PM

Here's a challenge for you: we're doing a group, multi-day bike trip with a truck for SAG support. The theme for each night's dinner is a cocktail. You then match the dinner to the cocktail.

We are a group of 10, fairly healthy eating, fairly adventurous, but with one dedicated vegetarian and two flexitarians (prefer veg, but will eat fish or really hedonistic meat).

Charcoal grill will be available.

Minimal dishes, with max prep beforehand preferred.

We are the first night, so perishable is not horrible (will have a 7 hour drive after leaving home/prior to arriving at campsite).

Current selections other cook crews have done:
Gin and tonic with curry
Sazeracs with Cajun
Beanacopia with margs (not sure on the connection there ;-) )

of course, we could do margs and taco/burrito/fajita bar but don't want to take that from some of the less adventurous groups. Trying to go out on a limb here. Any ideas (and if the connection between the cocktail and meal is not obvious, as long as it is clever, we can make a game of naming the connection as well)...

I've thought of tapas and sangria (but I'll admit, I hate sangria, any sangria, even though I love wines). Anything Italian and wine (I know, I know, weak). Asian spring rolls with a ginger type drink.

Bring on the ideas!

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