The best casino drinks: our hall of fame

14 December 2018 by Maria Mangion

Who doesn't love a good drinking game? Casinos are where it's at. The sometimes free-flowing, sometimes exclusive alcoholic creations are made for ramping up your night with a buzz that never leaves anything but an excellent aftertaste – if you play your cards right!

You'll find these to-die-for drinks in all the best casinos, so follow our cue to get your cup filled with the right rocket fuel for your games.

1. Martini (for the main man of the show)

If it’s good enough for James Bond, it’s good enough for you. Bond famously takes his shaken not stirred, but you can have your Martini how you want without much ado given the clear, versatile base. This famous, classy cocktail comprises gin and vermouth with an olive or a twist of lemon wedged in the rim of the glass for extra showtime effect. If you're gambling in style in a tuxedo or little black dress, it's the perfect drink to have in hand. 

2. Mojito (for the Latino mama firing up the floor)

Crossing over to the exotic, mamacita-flavoured end of the map, the Mojito is another legendary casino drink and a household name in itself. This cocktail of Cuban origin looks great and tastes very unique with its mix of white rum, lime juice, mint, sugar and soda water. A crisp and refreshing drink, it’s the idea pick-me-up after a few hours of intense poker.

3. Piña Colada (for the fearless, free-spirited gambler)

This well-known, sticky and sweet cocktail combines rum with coconut milk and pineapple juice for a taste of tropical paradise. A fruity drink that's not too strong, this one is perfect for a lazy afternoon at a resortsUsually shaken with ice, it’s the best way to keep cool while at the gaming table.

4. Strawberry Daiquiri (for the sweetest things)

A lot of poker players like to drink a Daiquiri to help stay awake during marathon poker tournaments. The drink packs in a lot of sugar along with rum and strawberry juice, and it’s the sweetness that gives you an energy rush to help keep your mind focussed and playing to the best of your ability. A great choice if you’re planning an all-nighter.

5. Long Island Ice Tea (for the hardcore night foxes)

A strong cocktail to get the night going properly, Long Island Iced Tea combines vodka, gin, rum, tequila, triple sec and coke, and it’s also served with lemon. Drink it slowly and enjoy looking stylish and sophisticated.

6. Bloody Mary (for those in for the kill)

Another classic cocktail, Bloody Mary is a very popular casino drink. It combines vodka with tomato juice, but you can add other drinks like gin along with some spices and Tabasco sauce. Some even like to drink it in the morning with breakfast following a successful night at the casino.

7. Screwdriver (for the poker mastermind)

Mixing orange juice and vodka, this is a simple cocktail that delivers on flavour. Poker players like their fruity drinks to keep them going for longer, and you’ll get a nice little sugar rush from the orange juice for an energy boost while playing.

8. White Cosmopolitan (for the sophisticated femme fatale)

Combining citrus vodka with white cranberry juice, orange liqueur and passion fruit juice, the White Cosmopolitan is a sophisticated drink that looks best in a martini glass with a twist of orange peel. It’s a light and refreshing cocktail that's just the order of the day when you're feeling thirsty.

9. 7 and 7 (for the superstitious high rollers)

Just the tonic you need while doing your thing at the craps table, the 7 and 7 is served in a tall glass with lots of ice and a wedge of lime. It's an eclectic mix of Seagram's Seven Crown and the inimitable 7 Up, making for a light and refreshing feel that has "lucky" written all over it.

10. The Old Fashioned (for the old-school punters)

The Old Fashioned mixes bourbon and syrup with an orange slice and a glacier cherry. This classic has been around for decades and there's no knocking it off from the throne of one of the best whisky cocktails around. It's a simple, suave option for a traditional drink especially suited to the early hours of the night.

11. The Bojoko® Cocktail (for all our fans)

We recently set out to find our diamond in the rough. The one drink that would make Bojoko bounce high with flavour, character and panache, especially at a casino-themed party of your own making

Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, we announce the winner of our competition and what's now officially The Bojoko® Cocktail: Nebula Fizz!

Glass: Champagne glass
Method: Shake and double strain
Ingredients:
Dash of red berries purée
25ml of vodka (ketel one)
25ml St. Germain (elderflower liqueur)
35ml fresh lemon juice
Dash of gomme
Prosecco to fill
Preparation: Chilled champagne glass with a dash of homemade red berries puree in a bottom. Shake quick and hard, we don't want to dilute it too much, fine strain into champagne glass and top up with champagne or prosecco. The pureé and fizz will mix up together and create a beautiful nebula-like effect.
Story: This cocktail combines the amazing, fresh and fruity flavours of berry puree and elderflower liquer with the dryness of a champagne or prosecco. It's easy, quick, delicious and presentable! Exactly the type of drink you wanna serve at a casino party!

Well done, Micina! Our runner-up is Sinismenor, created by albert2010. This cocktail looked and tasted fantastic and got our hearts singing with its backstory that's bang on Bojoko.

Give it a shake

These are some of the most popular cocktails to enjoy the next time you visit a casino. Some will give you a jolt of excitement when you spin those slots, some give you an energy burst for an extended game of blackjack, and others will wind you down after a long night playing your favourite casino games.

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Maria Mangion

Writer by day, dreamer by night. I create and curate content for Bojoko, making every word count. Wordplay is the name of my game.

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Mursulaattori said
Have tried all of these (except for the white Cosmo, what a heresy). Nebula Fizz was very delicious, elegant and suitable for large batches as well. Cheers, Micina!

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