casino royale theme--prom afterparty ( decor and drinks)?
for my debs(prom) afterparty im having a casino royale theme in my basement because everyone will be dressed up in tux and sexy dresses. any good decorating or theme ideas to suit this? and does anyone no any nice cocktails or martinis i could make? ( alco and non alco)
- blacktiemanLv 51 decade agoBest answer
First things first: the liquor. If you wanted to be really accurate, there's only one drink to make. I quote my copy of 'Casino Royale' (the excellent novel, not the excellent film):
"A dry martini...In a deep champagne goblet...Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel."
That, my friend, is a Vesper. Kina Lillet is no longer made, so just use three shots of gin, one of vodka, and one-half of white vermouth. Of course, that adds up to just shy of five drinks in one glass, which is a long way of saying "terrible hangover."
James Bond's classic drink is the simple vodka martini, which is smaller and easier on the head. That's one shot of vodka, one-half shot of vermouth. Shaken, not stirred.
For the non-alcoholic crowd, change only the ingredients. One shot of Perrier with a half-shot of Sprite. Shaken, not stirred. (If you don't have a cocktail shaker, get one.) The Perrier is good to have around for people who want something simple but classy.
You'll need martini glasses, of course. Target sells a decent plastic one at $14 for a ten-pack:
As far as decoration goes, less is more. Turn the lights low and put up a few Bond movie posters.
For the casino part, try this roulette wheel:
It goes without saying that there should be some good poker or blackjack, so a fresh deck of cards and some casino-style chips will be in order.
For more ideas, try this convenient site: