Only the Best Alcohol for a Casino
Visiting a casino is an experience in itself. Gamblers don't only go to the casino for playing but for the glitz and glamour of it all. Most casinos around the world have a dress code as they want to keep their standards high and their appeal first class. It makes sense that they are serving only quality drinks to their patrons in a demanding presentation.
Peter Deli, Hungarian casino expert is sharing his thoughts with us about drinks that you could expect in a casino. Read more about Peter here.
Quality drinks in casinos
Casinos revolve around money. Those who don't have money to spare will not visit the casino and those who do will not be cheap on drinks. In Hungary, you can buy alcoholic drinks in shops in all price ranges. On supermarket shelves, you will find Dom Perignon just as well as own-brand budget spirits. Casinos will only use quality drinks to match their glamorous image. When it comes to beer, small bottles are more elegant than cans and well-known foreign brands, like Heineken, are always on the menu.
Perhaps, now is not the time to visit a land-based casino as there are many limitations in place because of covid regulations. In fact, many Budapest casinos closed their bar operations even if they kept the casino doors open. You can find great online casinos though, such as bwin that accept players from Hungary. So, fix yourself a gin and tonic to get you to the mood and perhaps join a live dealer game.
Everybody has heard the phrase from the famous James Bond movie "Martini, shaken, not stirred". This is the number one choice for 007 and he orders Dry Martinis when he visits casinos. Many people associate casino visits with Dry Martini, however, in Hungary, there is a common misinterpretation of the drink. A Dry Martini is a simple mix of gin and vermouth typically served with olives or a slice of lemon. But, confusingly a very popular Italian vermouth brand is also called Martini so many Hungarians think that Dry Martini is the Italian drink straight from the bottle.
You don't have to be in Mexico to enjoy this great, refreshing drink of tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice. This drink can be enjoyed by both genders without prejudice and the cone-shaped glass will look cooler on the blackjack table than a bottle of beer would. Margarita is also one of the few choices of those who want to enjoy a fancy drink without the extraordinary amount of sugar.
Manhattan is another manly choice of cocktail as its base is whiskey which is commonly considered the best alcohol. A traditional Manhattan cocktail includes Canadian or American rye whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters. The mix is stirred and then poured into a cocktail glass, usually over ice.
Cosmopolitan is more often than not the choice of ladies. A lady might opt for a Piña Colada with a cute umbrella by the pool or on the beach but it is not really a casino drink. A stylish Cosmo consists of vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lime juice for a sweet and yet refreshing choice.
Gin and Tonic
G&T might be simple but it is incredibly popular. It is the best of both worlds. It is fancy and looks like a cocktail, however, with only two ingredients it is easier to know what your limits of tolerance are. Drinking sugary cocktails with many different types of alcohol can lead to quick drunkenness.
Those who don't like alcohol but feel out of place ordering water or a juice in a casino can always ask for a Club soda with a slice of lemon and pretend it to be a Gin and Tonic.
Those who have seen movies about casinos serving glamorous cocktails to their patrons now should have an idea about different alcohol for a casino. Gambling is more fun with a fancy drink in your hand so swap the beer to a Dry Martini or a Cosmo for a fun night out.