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6 Epic Atlantic City Summer Cocktails to Sip by the Pool

Published: July 2022

Did you know planning your vacation can feel almost as pleasurable as actually going on it? In that spirit, we’ve curated six Atlantic City cocktail recommendations to help you daydream about—sorry, we mean plan for—your next night out in Atlantic City.

 

Picture it. You’re lounging by a pool, laughing with friends, when a waiter comes by to ask for your drink order. Sure, you could order your old stand-by. But this is Vacation-you. Adventurous-you. Sophisticated-you.

 

So you order one of the best cocktails in Atlantic City.

 

That sounds like our kind of summer. Whether you’ve already booked your hotel rooms or you’ve just started to plan that night out with friends, browsing the best casino cocktails can help you look ahead for the summer—and give you some inspiration for how to celebrate in the meantime.

 

#1 Mezcal Mule

If you vacillate between the Moscow Mule and the Margarita, you have to try the Mezcal Mule. This cocktail takes the basic structure of a Moscow Mule (lime, ginger beer, and vodka) and then swaps out the vodka for mezcal, giving the drink its signature smoky taste. The ginger beer gives it a kick of spice, and the fresh lime juice keeps it light and refreshing.

 

In short, it’s the perfect drink for a summer day.

 

If you want to test-run it at home, here’s the recipe:

 

  • Pour 2 ounces of mezcal into your glass
  • Add ½ ounce of fresh lime juice
  • Add 4 ounces of chilled ginger beer
  • Garnish with a slice of lime for that summer-night vibe

 

If you don’t have mezcal or prefer a slightly less smokey flavor, try swapping out the mezcal for your favorite tequila.

 

Or better yet, head over to the best sports bars Atlantic City has to offer and have a crazy talented bartender make it for you.

 

#2 Mimosa Mojito

Another best-of-both-worlds cocktail, this drink combines Mimosas and Mojitos for the ultimate crisp, bubbly, and refreshing summer beverage.

 

To make it, your bartender would:

 

  • Muddle about 10 spearmint leaves with 1 ½ ounces of lime juice in a cocktail shaker

 

  • Add 2 ounces white rum, 3 ounces orange juice, and ½ ounce simple syrup to the

cocktail shaker, along with ice—then shake until well mixed and chilled

 

  • Strain the mixture into a glass, add ice, and top with 2 ounces of champagne and a garnish of fresh mint

 

If you can’t decide between the Mimosa Mojito and the Mezcal Mule, you might just have to order them both. For science.

 

#3 Salted Strawberry Daiquiri

Fun fact: You can glam up your standard strawberry daiquiri with a pinch of salt and a berry-infused syrup.

 

If you can’t wait for your night out in Atlantic City, here’s how you can make it at home:

 

  • Make the syrup by simmering 8 ounces of chopped strawberries with 2 cups of water for about 20 minutes. Strain into a saucepan and simmer with 1 cup of sugar. Remove from the heat and simmer until the sugar dissolves, then let it cool for one hour.

 

  • In a cocktail shaker, combine 1 ½ ounces of rum, ½ an ounce of Aperitivo Cappelletti, ¾ ounce of lime juice, and ½ an ounce of strawberry syrup, with a pinch of salt. Add ice, and shake for about 20 seconds.

 

  • Double-strain the mixture into your glass and garnish with a strawberry.

 

If you love this beverage, try adding a pinch of salt to other fruity Atlantic City cocktails. It can add flavor balance to your drink and open your palate.

 

#4 Caribbean Rum Punch

Rum punch has been a popular drink in one form or another since the 1600s when British sailors in warm climates began looking for an alternative to beer. These days, it makes the perfect drink to kick off an epic vacation.

 

You can make a single serving by mixing:

 

  • 4 ounces of your favorite fruit punch
  • 3 ounces of your favorite rum
  • 2 ounces of grenadine
  • 1 ounce of lime juice

 

If your ideal summer drink tastes sweet and fruity with a kick, you may want to kick back in Atlantic City with a rum punch.

 

#5 Grapefruit and Rosemary Mimosa

What says “Vacation Weekend” better than a mimosa with breakfast? While they’re traditionally made by combining sparkling white wine with a splash of orange juice, restaurants have branched out with their mimosa offerings.

 

Here’s how you make one of our favorites:

 

  • Fill your glass ¾ full with your preferred sparkling white wine
  • Top off the glass with grapefruit juice
  • Garnish with a sprig of rosemary on top

 

Perfect at any time of day, this light, sumptuous, bubbly beverage feels deliciously festive whenever—and wherever—you drink it. But we recommend drinking it in Atlantic City.

 

#6 The Lucky Day

For true Atlantic City lovers, we recommend celebrating a city that loves gambling with a drink named after luck. When in Rome, right?

 

The Lucky Day features a light punch-like flavor that goes down as smooth as a Straight Flush.

 

Here’s how you can make it:

 

  • Combine ½ ounce of pineapple gum syrup, 1 ½ ounces of gin, ½ ounce of lime juice, ¼ Green Chartreuse, and half of a fresh basil leaf into a cocktail shaker

 

  • Add ice and shake everything together for about ten seconds

 

  • Strain the ingredients out into a cool glass and garnish with the other half of the basil leaf

 

Whether you’re lucky enough to be coming to Atlantic City soon or you’re planning ahead for your next amazing vacation, we lift our glasses to salute you.

 

Here’s to knowing that every experience can be made that much better with the right drink.

 

Find Your Signature Summer Drink at Ocean Casino Resort’s Bars and Nightclubs

At Ocean Casino Resort, we take summer seriously. Especially when it comes to our dining and beverage options. From our poolside HQ2 Beachclub that keeps the party going all day long and delectable restaurants helmed by award-winning chefs to our speakeasy-style 1927 Lounge located steps off the casino floor, we know our liquor.

 

So if you’re looking for an experience that’s all at once wild and sophisticated, exciting and relaxing, and thoroughly unforgettable, escape to Ocean Casino Resort.

 

We get every detail right, from your very first cocktail.

 

 

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