The Perfect Drink for Your Favorite Casino Game

The online casino experience has become so immersive that you really get a good Vegas feel when you play. Whether it’s the advances in speed and graphics, or the realistic live dealer games, you’re able to get that casino feel without even leaving your home.

One area where we tend to lack, though, is the drinks. We’ll crack a beer or throw together a vodka-soda when sitting down for some fun. Well, now it’s time for us to step up our games. We’ve compiled a list of how we like to marry our drinks and our games. Here’s a look at our favorite pairings and the perfect drink when playing in online casinos.


Pairing: The Penicillin

The Penicillin Perfect Drink

Sometimes, the game of poker brings with it some bad beats. That’s why we’ve got the perfect cure for it: The Penicillin. This classic cocktail sounds like it has some bite but it actually blends very well together. All we’re really mixing here is some whisky, lemon juice and honey-ginger syrup. You can really simplify this recipe but if you have a developed liquor cabinet, this is how we’d make it:

The Penicillin

2 ounces Chivas 12-Year-Old

¾ ounce lemon juice

¾ ounce honey-ginger syrup

¼ ounce Laphroaig 10-Year-Old Single Malt

All you have to do here is put these all in a shaker with ice, then strain and serve over ice in a highball glass. This has a smooth taste and will give you the strength to power through those bad beats.


Pairing: Champagne

Raspberry Fizz Champagne

The thrill of slots is hitting the big one, so what more perfect drink to pair it with, than the one that’s best-known for celebrations? That’s right, when you sit to play online slots, why don’t you put a good omen out there by popping a bottle of bubbly to assume that the big jackpot is coming your way. Hey – it might not, but they say there’s a lot of power in positive thinking.

There are also many twists you can take on the road. For example, you can opt for Cava, Brut or Prosecco. Or if you’re looking for a champagne cocktail, a Raspberry Fizz would be our choice.

Raspberry Fizz

1 shot of Chambord Royal

Champagne of your choice

This cocktail is quite simple: just pour in a shot of your favorite raspberry liqueur, like Chambord, and fill the glass with champagne.


Pairing: Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned Perfect Drink

Why not pair one of the most iconic cocktails with one of the most iconic casino games? If you don’t know the story of the Old Fashioned, it is one of the first cocktails to ever be created. In its simplest, this is just a sugar-bitters-ice-whisky mix but nowadays, there are all sorts of spins on this old classic. So why not take it for a spin – pun intended – when you play roulette?

Our favorite modern version of this is as follows:

Old Fashioned

3 dashes Angostura bitters

1 tsp water

1/2 tsp sugar

2 ounces bourbon

Orange peel for garnish (optional)

Add the sugar, bitters and water into your favorite rocks glass. Start with a stir until the sugar dissolves. Then fill the glass with large ice cubes, pour the bourbon over top gently stir to marry the flavors. If you want to get all fancy, garnish it with a bit of orange peel. Perfect Drink: Achieved.


Pairing: The Negroni

Negroni Drink

The Negroni is an acquired taste, just like craps. When it comes to both, most people are a bit confounded at first but after their palate adjusts, they realize why it’s so popular.

Craps is also a party-type of game, and that pairs well with the Negroni because this drink is known as an aperitif. An aperitif is the fancy way to name the pre-drink but Italians consider the Negroni the cocktail you go with before the meal. It whets your appetite. So, when you’re getting the craps party started, try out a Negroni.

The recipe goes as follows:

The Negroni

1.25 ounces gin

1.25 ounces Campari

1.25 ounces Sweet Vermouth

This is one of the easiest cocktails to make as it’s just equal parts gin, Campari and vermouth. Mix together in an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with an orange twist if you’re in the mood.


Pairing: The Martini


Two classics meet in this pairing as blackjack goes well with a martini. This has always been one of the coolest cocktails but casinos have helped elevate it’s popularity. Just think of James Bond moving stealthily around a casino, ordering up one his favorite shaken, not stirred vodka martinis.

For us, the flavors are really up to you but we just love seeing that martini glass with the frost on the outside when the drink is served. If you’re looking to make the timeless dry martini, here’s how we’d make it:

Classic Martini

2 ½ ounces London dry gin

½ ounce dry vermouth

Green olives

Fill your shaker with ice, then add the rest of the ingredients. Shake well – for about 30 seconds – and then strain while pouring into a martini glass. Pierce a couple of green olives onto a pick and drop it in.

Now take your perfect drink and have some fun!

Dave Golokhov

Dave Golokhov

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