Just because you aren’t a professional mixologist doesn’t mean you can’t get together with friends for a night of fun cocktails and online casino action such as Mega Moolah jackpot. Whip up a menu of cocktails for a casino-themed party and ZOOM in for a pleasurable, and hopefully profitable night.
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Here are seven cocktails for consideration:
Never On Sunday
Some people try to be good on Sundays and refrain from anything like gambling. Some people don’t. In a nod to the movie starring Melina Mercouri, the Never on Sunday cocktail calls for a measure of Metaxa, a Greek brandy; a half measure of ouzo, a Greek liqueur; a dash of Angostura bitters and a dash of lemon juice. Mix these with ice in a mixing glass, pour into a highball, and top with a mix of champagne and ginger beer.
This drink should bring luck. It’s one measure of Grand Marnier, one measure of orange Curaçao, one measure of lemon juice and a dash of grenadine shaken well with ice then strained into a cocktail glass. Add a twist of orange peel.
This is one of several Black Cat recipes. If a player thinks that black cats are unlucky, they should remember that black cats are very lucky in Japan, home of the pachinko parlor. In this recipe, two measures of Kirsch, one measure of vodka and a dash of grenadine are mixed in a highball glass then topped up with the cola of the drinker’s choice.
Named after the famous chancer in Gone With the Wind who did know his way around a gaming table, this drink calls for a measure of orange Curaçao, one half measure of lime juice, a half measure of lemon juice and a measure, natch, of Southern Comfort. Shake them well in a mixing glass then strain them over crushed ice in a highball glass. Top up with club soda and garnish with a slice of orange, a sprig of mint and two straws.
Back in the day, Havana was famous for its swanky hotels and even swankier casinos. Those were the days. The commemorative drink Havana Beach is made of two measures of pineapple juice, one measure of white rum, one teaspoon of sugar, a half a fresh lime and gingerale. Chop the lime up, and put it with the pineapple juice, white rum and sugar in a blender, and blend until smooth. Pour into a highball glass, and top with gingerale. Garnish with a lime slice and a cherry.
Since Havana’s the capital of Cuba, raise a toast to the country as well. This drink calls for a measure of peach brandy, a measure of white rum, a half a measure of lime juice and a teaspoon of sugar. Shake them all with ice, then strain into a cocktail glass that’s been half-filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
Monte Carlo Imperial and Imperial Highball
Named for the home of the mother of all casinos, a tiny country smaller than New York’s Central Park, this cocktail is beautifully simple. Just pour a measure of white creme de menthe and a dash of lemon juice into a highball, and top up with champagne. To make the Monte Carlo Imperial Highball, add two measures of gin to a measure of white creme de cacao and half a measure of lemon juice. Top with champagne and stir it up.