Classic Casino Cocktails Served In The UK
This post was written in collaboration with Total Odds
When it comes to cocktails, few venues lend themselves better to the steady sipping of something sophisticated than the casino.
Whether it’s a dry martini served straight up or a good old fashioned whisky sour, the casino and the cocktail seem to go hand in hand like few other experiences.
Since the arrival of COVID-19 and the ensuing pandemic, cocktails have grown in popularity across the globe, with previously beer-loving Brits now privy to a cocktail or three!
According to James Smith, a spokesperson for Fruity King: “As casinos reopen after a tough year and a half, gamers are flooding back in their droves in a bid to make up for lost time enjoying their favourite games including blackjack, poker, roulette and more.”
“As they do so, they are ditching the previously-adored drinks including ale, wine and others in favour of more chic options such as cocktails. Trends clearly show that everything from the cosmopolitan to the humble gin and tonic are seeing a boom among British casino goers.”
Indeed, the surge in cocktail consumption has been reported across the board, with Brit seemingly thirstier than ever for these casino classics. In this article, we will take a look at some of the definitive casino cocktails served in the UK today.
From simple mixers to complex classics, we will consider the best cocktails of them all. So without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the classic casino cocktails served in the UK, beginning with what might just be the most popular of them all!
Deliciously minty and refreshing, the mojito is the most searched-for cocktail in the UK when it comes to Google results.
Perfectly balanced thanks to hits of lime, sugar, mint and of course rum, the mojito is guaranteed to whisk you off from the UK to the Yucatan with every single sip! Nowadays, casino goers in the UK are swigging mojitos like they’re water, using these delicious drinks to loosen up during games of poker, blackjack, roulette and more. Indeed, if it wasn’t before, the mojito is rapidly becoming a UK casino classic!
As classic as they come, the cosmo (as those in the know call this drink) is a fixture at many casino bars across the UK – at least the most classy ones! Balancing sweet and sour to perfection, this cocktail uses cranberry, orange and lime flavours to offset the punchy vodka background. A truly sophisticated number that’s served in a martini glass, the cosmo is up there with the top classic casino cocktails served in the UK.
Perhaps the definitive classic casino cocktail (and James Bond’s favourite drink, no less), the Martini is made with gin and vermouth – a fortified wine – garnished with an olive or an orange twist. Simple, clean and packing a punch, the Martini is the ideal way to begin a night at the casino in the classiest of ways!