When it comes to cocktails, just about anything goes. Whether you are in the mood for a classic drink like a Manhattan or a Gin and Tonic, or want something more evolved like a Margarita or Whiskey Sour, it is likely that you will find what you are looking for at your favorite casino.

We are excited to highlight some of our favorite cocktails from casinos around the country, and the friendly smiles that might be serving them!

Samantha Abplanalp at Rising Star Casino Resort (Rising Star, IN)
Whatâ??s not to love about a kiss? Well this tasty concoction features the perfect blend of sweet and smooth with the light fizz of Sierra Mist. So be sure to look for Samantha on your next trip to Rising Star to order one for yourself!

1.25 ounces Absolute Vodka
1.25 ounces Amaretto
3 oz Sour Mix
3 oz Cranberry Juice
Splash of Sierra Mist

Mix ingredients using a shaker
Pour over ice and enjoy


Danielle Miller from EIGHT75 at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino (Biloxi, MS)
Beau Rivage is often called â??The Crown Jewel of the Coast,â? so Danielle figured it was appropriate to name a cocktail to compliment the lavish resortâ??s nickname. Danielle says that customers enjoy this tasty cocktail because itâ??s refreshing and light and easy to love!

1.5 ounces Pearl Cucumber Vodka
Coconut Water
Muddled Cucumber
Crushed Ice

1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail glass and enjoy

Hermon Simmons from BR Prime Steakhouse at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino (Biloxi, MS)
A truly tested bartender at Beau Rivage, Hermon Simmons has earned his stripes over his 12-year span at the Gulf Coast resort. His Biloxi Cable Car concoction is shaken with a lemon twist and is the perfect drink while sitting at the elegant bar listening to the Rat Pack music played inside BR Prime. Be sure and ask for Simmons next time you order one!

1.5 ounces Captain Morgan Private Stock
1 ounce Cointreau
1 ounce Fresh Sour Mix
Cinnamon Sugar Rim
Hermon Simmons from BR Prime Steakhouse at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino (Biloxi, MS)
The cocktails are so tempting at EIGHT75, we had to feature two. This one is the classic New Orleans Sazerac recipe using cognac. Hermon says the Sazerac was a popular drink when speakeasies came along, but prohibition changed the way Americans mixed the drink because they couldnâ??t get the same ingredients. You can shake or stir the 1850 Sazerac Original, just be sure to ask for Simmons, and if heâ??s there â?¦ get one!

2 ounces Remy Martin V.S.O.P.
Absinthe to coat the brandy snifter
Liquid Sugar
Peychaudâ??s Bitters


Jeremy Wester from Tien Restaurant at IP Casino Resort & Spa (Biloxi, MS)
When it comes to unique flavor medleys, Tien is the place to go. Served with cucumber and jalapeno slices, this twisted Margarita is taken to a whole new level. It is incredibly tasty and not as spicy as you might think offering a smooth finish from the orange juice and agave nectar.

4 Cucumber Slices
1 ounce Agave Nectar Syrup
1.5 ounces Cruz Reposado Tequila
4 ounces Sour Mix
1 Lime, Juiced
Splash Orange Juice
2 Jalapeno Slices

1. Muddle cucumber with agave syrup in a shaker tin
2. Add tequila, sour mix, lime juice, orange juice and jalapeño slices
3. Add ice to shaker tin
4. Shake and strain over ice

Lynn Nichols from Gold Strike Casino Resort (Tunica, MS)
The Mojito is a drink that has most certainly been around for a while. Originally made with Aguardiente, the first evolution of an alcohol that would lead to rum, this classic Cuban refreshment is a pure afternoon delight!

2 ounces Bacardi Pineapple Fusion Rum
½ ounce Pineapple Juice
½ ounce House Made Pineapple Syrup
6-8 Mint Leaves
3 Lime Wedges
1 ounce Club Soda

1. Muddle the mint leaves and fresh lime wedges with the simple syrup and pineapple juice.
2. Fill Collins glass with ice and add the pineapple rum.
3. Add more ice and stir.
4. Top with club soda
5. Garnish with a sprig of mint and pineapple and enjoy


Hollywood Stars Martini
Found at multiple bars at Hollywood Casino Tunica (Tunica, MS)
Consider this Martini a bit glammed up for the likings of the stars of Hollywood. With local Mississippi vodka and the sweet flavors of the curaçao and sweet and sour, youâ??ll see why it is a favorite at Hollywood.

2 ounces Cathead Vodka (distilled in Mississippi)
½ ounces Blue Curaco
½ ounce Raspberry Liquor
½ ounce Sweet & Sour
Twist of Lemon

1. In a mixing glass, add a few cubes of ice, combine the ingredients.
2. Shake or stir to chill and pour in a chilled Martini glass.
3. Garnish with a twist of lemon and enjoy!

Lemondrop Martini
Robert from Butler’s Bar at Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort (D’Iberville, MS)
Martinis have many variations and this one is a keeper. Combining the Limoncello with the triple sec gives the smooth finish with the sour lemon flavor. Robert hit a home run with this one!

1 ounce of Absolut Citron
1 ounce of Homemade Limoncello
Splash of Triple Sec
1 ounce of Simple Syrup
Juice from 1 Whole Lemon

1. Shaken in a tin with ice and strained into a sugar in the raw rimmed martini glass

Gin & Tonic
All bar outlets and servers at Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells (Delton, WI)
If it’s not broken, don’t fix it! That saying certainly holds true for the classic gin and tonic proudly served at just about any bar in America. Be sure to check out the selection of preferred gins at Ho-Chunk on your next visit for a refreshing thirst quencher.

2 ounces Premium Gin
4 ounces Tonic
Lime Wedge

1. Add the gin and tonic to a glass with ice.
2. Squeeze the lime wedge in the mix and stir.

Rumon at MGM Grand Detroit (Detroit, MI)
This isnâ??t the root beer float you grew up with! Rumon at AXIS Lounge has put a twist on this dessert driven cocktail. It is the classic with the kick of smooth RumChata added to the mix. Just replace the ice cream from the original recipe with ice and RumChata and youâ??ll be in float heaven. Donâ??t miss this sweet treat before heading to the casino floor.

Root Beer

1. Pour root beer in a glass over ice.
2. Add RumChata on top.
3. Stir and enjoy.