Cocktail Recipes for Your At-Home Casino Night

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BetMGM Jul 10, 2023, 5:28 AM

Welcome to the world of high-rolling mixology, where tantalizing flavors and casino table games collide! Imagine transforming your humble abode into a vibrant casino oasis as you prepare to dazzle your friends with the finest casino-themed cocktails straight from the glamorous tables of Las Vegas. From the iconic Martini to the engaging Mojito, these exquisite libations are meticulously crafted to elevate your at-home casino-themed party into an unforgettable affair. Let’s take a closer look.

Mix & Match: Epic Game and Drink Duos

One idea for a casino night is to find flavors that harmonize with the mood, ambiance and excitement of each casino game, enhancing the overall experience for you and your guests. Here are a few ways to pair casino cocktails and table games.

Whiskey Sour & Blackjack

Sip on the smooth elegance of a Whiskey Sour as you test your luck and strategy at the blackjack table. Combine whiskey, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and ice in a shaker, shake vigorously, then strain into a glass and garnish with a cherry and lemon twist.

Margarita & Craps

Shake up a refreshing Margarita and let the vibrant citrus notes complement the high-energy action of the craps table. You’ll need a shot of tequila, lime juice, triple sec and ice in a shaker. Shake well, then strain into a salt-rimmed glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Champagne & Roulette

The effervescence and sophistication of Champagne add an extra touch of celebration to this game of chance. Think Cristal, Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot or Dom Pérignon for their exquisite flavors and inimitable style.

Gin and Tonic & Baccarat

The herbal complexity of gin complements the refined atmosphere of this high-stakes card game. Pour a measure of gin over ice in a glass, top it off with tonic water and garnish with a wedge of lime or your preferred garnish.

Mojito & Poker

Sip on this invigorating cocktail as you try to outwit your opponents at the poker table. Muddle fresh mint leaves, lime juice and sugar together. Now add rum and ice, give it a lively shake, top with sparkling soda and serve with a vibrant lime wedge. Then sip, play and repeat.

Specialty Casino Cocktail Recipes

These casino-themed drinks are special because they’re directly inspired by recreational gaming culture, as their names suggest.

Monte Carlo Martini

In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine 2 ½ ounces of gin, ½ ounce of dry vermouth and a dash of orange bitters. Stir gently until well-chilled, then strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist or an olive and behold the elegance of this timeless classic.

Casino Cocktail

Yes, there’s a casino-themed cocktail that calls itself out by name and here’s how to make it. Grab a shaker and fill it with ice. Add 2 ounces of whiskey (bourbon or rye), ¾ ounce of fresh lemon juice, ½ ounce of maraschino liqueur and ¼ ounce of orange bitters. Shake vigorously until well blended, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. To add an extra touch of casino flair, garnish with a lemon peel twist or a Luxardo cherry.

Luck-Themed Cocktails

Pay playful homage to Lady Luck, all the while remembering that the outcomes of chance-based gambling games are randomly determined.

Gloom Chaser

The name alludes to chasing away the misfortune of a losing streak. Combine one measure of Grand Marnier, orange Curaçao and lemon juice with a dash of grenadine. Shake it with ice, strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of orange peel. Get ready for your sip of fortune!

Black Cat

In Japan’s pachinko parlors, black cats bring abundant fortune. Mix two measures of Kirsch, one measure of vodka and a dash of grenadine in a highball glass. Top it off with the cola of your choice and savor the enchanting spell of luck in every invigorating sip.

Movies and Mobsters

Lights, camera, mobsters! Bring the magic of famous movie icons and unforgettable wise guys to your casino-themed party and let the cocktails flow with style and intrigue.

007’s Vesper Martini

Shaken, not stirred, the iconic Vesper Martini takes the spotlight as the ultimate highball for casino-themed parties. With a perfect blend of gin, vodka and a touch of lemon, this classic and sophisticated cocktail will have everyone feeling like a suave secret agent at the card table.

Classic Rhett Butler

Indulge in the charm and taste of the Rhett Butler, a captivating cocktail named after the iconic character from “Gone with the Wind” who was known for his love of the gaming table. This classic combines Orange Curaçao, lime juice, lemon juice and a touch of Southern Comfort. Topped with invigorating club soda and elegantly served in a highball glass, garnish this classic concoction with an orange slice and fresh mint.

Don Corleone

Indulge in the allure of the Corleone Cocktail inspired by the infamous line from “The Godfather” that claimed: “In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns.” Muddle white grapes in a mixing glass, then add gin, grappa, lemon juice, simple syrup and a dash of orange bitters. Shake with ice to blend and chill, then strain into a cocktail glass. Don’t forget the finishing touch — a sliced grape perched on the glass rim for a touch of elegance.

Godfather Capone

Embark on a whiskey adventure that captures the essence of America’s original spirit. Combine Templeton Rye Whiskey, Grand Marnier and a dash of bitters in a shaker. Shake well, strain into a martini glass and float a splash of Champagne on top. Complete the experience with a garnish of a lemon twist and savor “The Good Stuff!”

Responsible Casino Cocktails

A word to the wise – alcohol and gambling for money should never mix. A casino-themed social occasion is one thing, but it’s irresponsible to drink alcohol while your real money’s on the line. Whether you’re playing in a land-based or online casino, it’s best to stick to mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails) or other drinks that are unlikely to interfere with your decision-making. It’s no surprise that the most popular drinks at the poker table these days are different kinds of bottled water.

Relax With Casino games at BetMGM

Casino-themed entertainment is never far away when you register at BetMGM. From online slots to casino table games, including roulette, baccarat and online blackjack live dealer games, we’ve got you covered. Play responsibly and have a great time at BetMGM!

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