Weve all sat in a high-mountain basecamp or a sweltering summer camp site after a long day and dreamt of a frosty margarita or a tasty cocktail. Thanks to the GSI Vortex Blender, that dream can be a reality. In addition to mixing up crowd-gathering cocktails, this portable party maker mixes up smoothies, sauces, pancake batter, and whatever else you want to throw in there. The two-speed gear and hand crank easily mash up ice, and a bottom C-clamp keeps the blender secured to a table, tailgate, or any other sturdy surface. When its time to move camp, the blender base stores easily in the pitcher until the next fiesta.