Drink Ideas for a Casino or Poker Party

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If you are a fan of casino games or poker, you have probably thought about hosting a casino night or a poker game in your home.  Holding a party such as this is as much about the experience as it is about the gaming.  As such, you will want to have drinks that will fit your casino theme.  Here are a few suggestions for serving drinks at your next casino night or poker party.

Shaken Not Stirred

If you’re looking to host a more upscale casino party, then you will want to have a wide variety of cocktails and other drinks on hand.  Don’t know how to make a cocktail?  No problem.  There are plenty of websites where you can lookup how to make any type of drink imaginable.

Depending on your budget, you may want to hire a bartender to serve drinks for the your evening.  This gives an added touch of class and guarantees that your drinks are made correctly.

Welcome to the Long Branch

For those of you looking to host a poker party, your drinks will probably resemble a saloon or pub.  The beverage of choice is usually going to be beer, and plenty of it.  Of course, you will probably want to have some of the good stuff as well like whiskey, vodka, etc.

A good mix of beers is probably a good idea unless you already know your guests preferences.  Corona, Sam Adams, Budweiser, and Coors are usually good choices.  Throw in a couple of light beers for those looking to cut down on calories.

Make sure to keep an eye on guests that drink the hard liquor and even consider imposing a cap.  WSOP tournaments usually have a 2 drink per hour limit for its players and you might want to do the same.

Don’t Focus Solely on Alcoholic Drinks

For whatever reason, some of your guests will not drink.  Some will be designated drivers and others have medical or even personal reasons they abstain from the good stuff.  For these guests you want to have some non-alcoholic choices.

If you have a bartender, he will already know how to make the non-alcoholic drinks like Shirley Temples, etc.  Also, you want to keep some things like juice, soda, ginger ale, and even coffee for the late night games.

The right drink choices at your party will make the difference between your guests having a good time or your guests choosing to bow out early because they have a “busy day” tomorrow.  Good luck and have fun with your party!

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What’s your favorite party drink? Have you ever hosted or been to a casino night?

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