Top 5 Cocktail and Mocktail Recipes to Spice Things Up on Bingo Night
If you’re a fan of bringing some fun to bingo night, why not whip up some cocktails, or mocktails, to keep things festive? We’re all about responsible gaming (and drinking) here, so we’ve included both boozy and virgin options, to tame all those scallywags out there and make sure all the teetotallers still have a good night!
Whether you’re a fan of the odd tipple or a teetotaller, no one can deny that any event is more enjoyable with a delicious drink in hand. As a bingo site that promotes responsible gambling, we aren’t encouraging you to overdo the drinks, but we do know how just a drink or two can help to relax the nerves, shake off the day and help you let your hair down a bit, especially on bingo night!
Whether you’re playing online bingo or doing a webcam games night with a group of friends, here are some cocktail ideas to add a bit of pizzazz to your evening. We’ve also provided some mocktail options for those who don’t drink. These just-as-delicious alternatives are also an option to switch to as the evening goes on, to make sure you don’t lose all your faculties while you’re having all the fun!
5 of the best cocktail and mocktail options for bingo night
1. Arnold Palmer
This drink is named after “The King”, a legendary golfer who wasn’t just famous for his drives and putting — he’s also known for his favourite drink, a mix of lemonade and iced tea. Cool and refreshing, this is a favourite choice for teetotallers around the world and can be spiced up with a bit of grenadine.
If you’re keen to add a splash of spirits to the mix, go ahead! We’d recommend a shot or two of vodka, or even a zesty bit of limoncello liqueur if you’re feeling extra fancy.
2. Bloody Mary
This classic drink is filled with so many nutrients, that without alcohol, it’s practically a smoothie! With all the vitamin A in tomato juice, it’s a virgin tonic that can keep your eyes in tip-top shape for counting numbers. As far as the health benefits of celery go, there are lots of vitamins and minerals in this makeshift cocktail swizzle stick too.
Of course, if you’re going to be adding vodka to the mix, remember that too much might outweigh the benefits. Either way, a traditional or virgin bloody mary is a sure way to bring a little bit of fun to a leisurely day of bingo games. All you need to do is mix tomato juice, lemon juice, some Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and some celery salt and black pepper — vodka optional! Oh, and don’t forget the celery sticks.
3. Tequila Sunrise
While we don’t advocate for drinking until way after sunrise, this famous drink is an uplifting reminder of the benefits of the sun, with a little splash of tequila if you’re up for it! The different colours of this drink can’t help but make you think about having fun in a warm place, so it’s no surprise that it originates from California, where both parties and healthy living go hand in hand!
All you need to do to make this drink is mix orange juice with grenadine. If you’re going for the virgin option, just the combination of good old OJ and the rich, syrupy flavour of pomegranate syrup will be enough to lighten the mood and inspire everyone to play their best game. For those who can handle it, add a shot of tequila too!
Ernest Hemingway might have made the alcoholic version of this drink famous when he spent time in Havana, but it’s equally tasty with a bit of rum in it. You can’t really go wrong with sugar, mint, lime and soda water, can you?
Either way, to make a mojito, you need to muddle the mint leaves with a bit of sugar and lime juice to bring out the flavours. After that, just add a bit of soda water and you have yourself a delicious Nojito! If you’d like to go for the more traditional version, all you need to do is add a splash of white rum to your drink, and enjoy.
5. Piña Colada
Traditionally made of freshly strained pineapple juice, which is full of antioxidants, it’s no surprise that drinking this cocktail made it to the top of the list of the best things to do in the ’80s (besides getting caught in the rain).
All you need to do to make one of these is mix together some pineapple juice, coconut cream and some heavy cream. If you’d like to have a little bit more fun, you can add some dark and white rum – and a dash of your favourite bitters, if that’s your kind of thing. Lastly, just add a kitsch little umbrella to your glass and enjoy feeling like you’re on a beach in Puerto Rico!
Have some more island-inspired fun over at Booty Bingo
If this list of cocktails and mocktails inspired you to spend some time island hopping, join us for some fun and online bingo games at Booty Bingo! We have bingo games, online slots and scratchcards that you can include as part of a fun bingo night. When you’re on the move, you can also join us for mobile bingo!