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What drink do you get comped - exactly?

Discussion in 'Comps' started by gambler, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. gambler

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    I'm looking for some new drinks. There's been lots of posts regarding favorite cocktails but then I always have to google the ingredients. And then I wonder if it was payed for or available as a comped drink. So can you share your favorite comped drinks - along with ingredients. Also, if it's being comped in a HL room, can you mention that. I don't want to be embarrased asking for it at a regular table and then being told no!:eek:

    Separator - bourbon, kahlua and cream over ice
    Heineken
     
  2. numeno

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    If I'm planning on leaving a table soon, I'll get a beer(generally corona)

    Other things I randomly get

    If there is a name for either of these 2, I don't know it.
    Gin + Pineapple Juice - If I order at a bar, a splash of tonic works as well.
    Gin + Grapefruit Juice - Again, tonic is ok here too.


    Black Russian - Kaulua + Vodka
    Blind Russian - Black Russian + Baileys Due to very few bartenders knowing what this is, I will ask for a black russian and add some baileys.
     
  3. mike_m235

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    Maker's mark, light ice. It's got bourbon and ice in it :beer:
     
  4. Auggie

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    I usually order beers, Smirnoff Ice or vodka and pineapple juice.

    Otherwise don't worry about being embarrassed in the possibility you might try to order a drink thats not available on the casino floor - even at the nicer casinos these waitresses will have seen things like people tossing their cookies all over themselves, peeing or pooping their pants and just ignoring it, passing out and injuring themselves as they fall out of their chair, etc.

    So your asking "Can you bring me a _____?" and her saying "No, sorry we don't have that" isn't going to be an embarrassing situation.

    As for what to drink, I would suggest:

    Generally the casino is going to have one brand of cola, either Coke or Pepsi, and then otherwise they are going to have just about every kind of mixer available.

    After that, all the basic liquors they will have... almost to the degree where you can think of it like: if you can find it at your local liquor store for $30 a bottle or less they will likely have some brand or other of that available. That doesn't mean they will have every brand of vodka that is in a $30 or cheaper bottle, but more that if you can find it that cheap its probably going to be available on the casino floor.

    After that, when it comes to high limit and low limit the main difference is going to be that you can specify brands in the high limit room and ask for the good stuff. So you can get a "Screwdriver" on the casino floor and you can get one in the high limit room - the difference is that in the high limit room you can specify that you would like Grey Goose if that is your vodka of choice.


    To that end I would mainly just suggest looking at a bartender website and do an ingredient search for things you like and try to find a few drinks that you would like to try and make a list. Again, the worst case scenario is the waitress says they don't have that, she will probably make a suggestion of something similar which you can either go for or try another item from your list.

    And usually using the names of the drinks is good enough, but you should have the ingredient list handy if its something rare or obscure or that is a specialty to one bar or region. If you do order by ingredients you should list the alcohol first.

    However one note on searching for drinks: there is usually a limit to how much alcohol content they will bring you at once. So if you find a drink and it has a lot of alcohol in it they'll likely turn that down, IE: if you saw something like a drink that had 1 shot of vodka, 1 shot of strawberry vodka, 1 shot of peach schnapps and 1 shot of raspberry schnapps and then mix with 7-UP... thats four shots in one drink, they likely won't bring you that.
     
  5. JillyFromPhilly

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    Single-malt Scotch, preferably an Islay. [High-Limit]
     
  6. RPMCanes

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    If I had that kind of pull, Samuel Adams Octoberfest.
     
  7. MangoPort

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    If I'm with friends at the low limit tables in higher end casinos I'll go for a double Ciroc and red bull. At low tier casinos they'll still take my order but it won't be ciroc. I feel that's the best way to try to get your moneys worth to beat the house edge.

    Otherwise I've ordered Mojitos and Pina coladas both on the main floor and in the high limit areas.
     
  8. dfalk

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    Millet Lite all day everyday.
     
  9. Nevyn

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    I'm pretty boring ... Newcastle, Sam Adams, or Corona. If I find a casino will better beer selection I may branch out.

    And if I'm playing in the morning, I'll often get a coffee with baileys.
     
  10. mike_m235

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    We really need a scotch thread. I have questions.
     
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    Do they only comp bottled beer or is it possible to get a pint?
     
  12. shiny

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    Peach Bellini (specifically at Bellagio), Pina Colada, Strawberry Daiquiri. :licklips:
     
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    Play at bartops and you can get a draft beer. And in HL rooms. Never seen it done on the floor, which makes sense due to spillage.
     
  14. woodsie

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    Miller Lite pretty much hits the spot.
     
  15. nubia11

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    My Vegas drink mood is all over the place. Here are some of the floor drinks that I've been known to put in rotation.

    As a side note, I always call a brand when I order a mixed drink but, typically something that they might feasibly serve on the floor. Never hurts to ask though. Most times, the CW will tell you if what you want isn't an option. Sometimes you just get a drink that tastes like rubbing alcohol even though you asked for Ketel One. :eek:

    Fruity:

    Malibu, Pineapple, Soda (7 if you like a sweeter bev)
    Bay Breeze - Vodka, Cran, Pineapple
    Sea Breeze - Vodka, Cran, Grapefruit
    Bahama Mama

    Creamy:

    White Russian all the way baby!
    Baileys and coffee

    Boozy:

    Gin (Hendricks, Sapphire) & Soda with lime
    Vodka (Ketel, Grey Goose) martini, rocks, just a little dirty.
     
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    I believe Bill's brings you drafts at the tables.
     
  17. GMS

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    What Mike said!

    Also, on the draft beer front: Main Street Station will bring you their onsite-brewed beers anywhere in the casino, anytime. Porter, pale ale, golden ale, and red ale are basically on tap year-round, with a couple more on rotation depending on season. It's fantastic!
     
  18. PopsOLA

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    I wouldn't call DOS EQUIS a PREMIUM beer, but for some reason most casinos dont have it. Especially downtown, forget it! They have it, they just wont comp it, and I don't feel up to spending $4 at the bar for it. I ask everywhere, most of the time they recommend a corona, and I say nvm just give me a budweiser LOL. Eitherway, don't be shy, CW is there to please and get tipped so they will do whatever they can to make you happy, if the casino allows it.
     
  19. JillyFromPhilly

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    I think there's been one or two in the past, but none that I particularly remember as standing out or getting all that detailed - if you start one, I'll be more than happy to chime in - one of my favorite subjects! :drunk:
     
  20. atom

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    At the Cosmo I get their Velvet Mojito (on the floor or at the vp bartops) It's zaya rum, velvet falernum, lime, mint and soda. It is by far the best mixed drink I have ever gotten comped at a quarter vp machine. Anywhere else Gran Marnier on the rocks (orange cognac liquor) is pretty easy to get. No matter where you are, call out your liquor! Don't ask for a "rum and coke"... You are virtually guarNteed to get rotgut. Ask instead for "Captain and Coke" or "Bacardi and Coke". Typically you'll get what you ask for or the cw will tell you it's not available.