Perfect Cocktails for a Mob-Themed Casino Party

If you’re fascinated by the mob, you likely know of the strong ties between organised crime and the casino industry. While the American mob was already active during the 1800s, the introduction of Prohibition – the banning of alcohol for consumption by the general public – in the 1900s opened the door for the strengthening of the mob.

During Prohibition, the mob made a lot of money by making and selling alcohol and they used this money to become involved in the casino and sports betting industries. As such, we can’t think of a more perfect casino party than a mob-themed one! Here are the perfect cocktails to serve to your guests at the event.

Old Fashioned

Ingredients

  • 60ml rye whiskey or bourbon
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 4 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 1 cherry
  • 1 orange slice

Method

  • Place the sugar cube in an old fashioned glass
  • Add the bitters to the sugar
  • Drizzle a very drops of water over the sugar and mix
  • Add the whiskey or bourbon, cherry, and orange
  • Enjoy over ice

Manhattan

Ingredients

  • 60ml rye whiskey
  • 30ml sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 cherry

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a glass
  • Stir
  • Add the cherry

Backroom Mob

Ingredients

  • 3 mint leaves
  • 15ml elderflower liquer
  • 15ml lime juice
  • 60ml bourbon
  • Splash of soda

Method

  • Crush the mint leaves
  • Add all ingredients (less soda) to a shaker with ice
  • Shake, strain, and then pour into a glass
  • Top with soda
  • Sip while enjoying esports betting NZ

Negroni

Ingredients

  • 45ml sweet vermouth
  • 45ml Campari
  • 45ml gin
  • 1 orange slice

Method

  • All all ingredients into a glass with ice
  • Stir well

Mafia’s Kiss

Ingredients

  • 30ml Southern Comfort
  • 30ml amaretto
  • 60ml sweet and sour

Method

  • Add all ingredients to a glass with ice
  • Stir well

Chicago Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 60ml brandy
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 7,5ml orange liqueur
  • Champagne

Method

  • Add the brandy, bitters, and liqueur to a shaker with ice
  • Shake, strain, and pour into an old fashioned glass
  • Top with champage

Al Capone

Ingredients

  • 90ml rye whiskey
  • 45ml vermouth
  • 45ml Campari
  • Orange peel

Method

  • Add ingredients to a shaker with ice
  • Shake, strain, and pour into a glass
  • Garnish with the orange peel

A Killer Mob-Themed Casino Party

In order to host a killer mob-themed casino party, you’re going to need a lot more than just delicious cocktails. First, start with the invitation as this should make the theme immediately obvious. Look online for mob inspired party invitations and create your own using an invitation generator.

This can then be emailed to all your guests as this will be the most cost-effective way to inform your guests of the event. Once you’ve got your guest list in place, it’s time to start planning the menu. Owing to the Italian roots of the mob, the menu choices should be easy.

We suggest serving small portions of Italian favourites such as spaghetti and meatballs, lasagne, and caprese salad alongside your perfectly themed cocktails. One last tip: don’t forget to decorate the space accordingly!