The Best Cocktail Recipes for a Game Night

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Yes, being outdoors at a funfair can be exciting, the people, the energy, the activities. For some, night clubs do it for them and hanging out with their friends over drinks and music is thrilling.

However, let's face it, you won't always be able to go out to these places, and sometimes all you and your friends want to do is play slot games at home. That's why game nights exist and are more popular now more than ever.

Why stop the fun and the thrill when you can host your own cocktail themed game night?

Here are a few cocktail and game combos with recipes to keep you and your friends entertained all night.

Cards Against Humanity and Humanatini Cocktail

If you're up for the most uncomfortable proposed scenarios and politically incorrect phrases then you should try Cards Against Humanity. Beware, you can expect a few awkward jitters and red faces, but it's nothing a group of friends can't enjoy.

For this game you'll need a cocktail like Humanatini made with RAVO vodka from original Swedish winter wheat giving you and your friend that raw vodka taste like its name suggests.

Recipe

  • 2 oz RAVO vodka
  • 2 oz Vermouth
  • Lemon Twist

How to prepare

  • Get a cocktail mixing glass and add the RAVO vodka and vermouth.
  • Fill it with ice and keep stirring until it's cold enough to your taste.
  • Now strain into a cold Martini glass and serve.

Casino gaming and Tonic Plus Two Cocktail

A game night isn't complete without casino games. You and your friends can play slot games at Bally’s Casino UK and have fun wagering against each other in a live casino.

This fast paced game requires something to match the vibe and that's where the Tonic Plus Two Cocktail comes in. The major ingredient here is Benham's gin, a Sonoma dry style gin loaded with 12 botanicals.

Recipe

  • 3 oz Benham's Gin
  • 4 oz Fever Tree Tonic
  • Freshly squeezed lime

How to prepare:

  • Fill a tall, narrow, chilled glass with ice cubes close to the top.
  • Add the gin
  • Add the tonic water
  • Add the lime juice and stir well
  • Add lime wedge on top and serve right away.

Jumanji and A way to Leave the World Behind Cocktail

There is no better drink to accompany you and your friends into the jungle than some Rhum Agricole in this cocktail called; A way to Leave the World Behind.

Jumanji evokes thrill and excitement as you and your friends make your way through the forest, completing quests and trying to make it to the finish line.

The grassy flavours of the Rhum Agricole is a perfect match for this quest. They get their unique taste from fresh pressed sugar cane juice compared to regular rums that use molasses. If you don't want to get wasted before you finish the game, you should opt for a lighter substitute in Trios Rivieres.

Recipe

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  • 1.5 oz of Rhum Agricole or the Trois Rivières version.
  • 0.5 oz of Fresh Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz of Gabriel Boudier dry Curacao
  • 0.5 oz of Orgeat syrup
  • 0.75 oz of New Grove Dark rum

How to prepare:

  • Mix all ingredients together in mixing glass with ice and shake well
  • Strain into a rock glass

Twister and Twisted Tommy Cocktail

If you and your friends have been having a hard time at work and you need a game to break the ice, Twister is your best bet.

Trusted for years, Twister combined with Bribon Tequila Blanco, lime juice, and agave honey is a guaranteed mix to get the party started.

Recipe

  • 2 oz of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 oz of Bribon Tequila Blanco
  • 0.5 oz of agave honey

How to prepare:

  • Get a cocktail shaker
  • Put in your ice, and all the ingredients
  • Shake properly for a few minutes
  • Strain the cocktail over your desired glass

You can add a line wedge to spice things up.

Red Flags and Almost Perfect Cocktail

In this game, players get to disclose what they've compromised for a red flag in their relationships. It's a fun and exciting game if everyone has loosened up and what's a great drink to help ease the tension if not a Tequila?

Tres Agaves Reposado, lemon and Cointreau are a perfect blend to make this cocktail called "Almost Perfect." Thanks to the 100% blue agave in Tres Agaves, your friends can get relaxed without worrying about a nasty hangover the next morning.

Recipe

  • 1.25 parts Tres Agaves Reposado
  • 0.75 part Cointreau
  • 0.5 part Lemon
  • 0.5 part Simple Syrup
  • Hefeweizen

How to Prepare

  • Add all ingredients except the beer in a cocktail mixer.
  • Shake well
  • Strain into a highball
  • Add the beer and lemon on top

Conclusion

Having a cocktail themed game night is a great way to spend time with friends and family. There are many activities to engage in like Red Flags and Jumanji and you can choose to play slot games too. Pairing these games with these cocktails will give you and your friends a night to remember.

Enjoy!

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Just like cooking, consider using seasonal ingredients to make your cocktails. Fresh summer fruits, herbs, and edible flowers can add a fresh twist to your drinks, while autumn and winter call for ingredients like apple cider, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Seasonal ingredients are not only at their peak of flavor but also can inspire you to create themed drinks that fit the time of year.

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