By Rob Kachelriess | December 15, 2016 | Food & Drink
Count on the creative minds behind some of the Strip’s best mixology programs to concoct holiday cocktails that summon the smoky heat of a campfire, transport you to Scotland, and even rationalize drinking away your flu.
Cozy up to the Campfire Wishes and Marshmallow Dreams cocktail at Clique Bar & Lounge.
Everyone loves a cozy fireplace this time of year. That’s why Clique Bar & Lounge at Cosmopolitan came up with this holiday twist on a Bee’s Knees. It features Zacapa rum, lime, honey and Bailey’s topped off with Guinness and garnished with a few Bailey’s-soaked toasted marshmallows. Head upstairs to the Boulevard Pool afterwards and roast a few more at the fire pits by the ice rink. 702-698-7939
Pay a holiday visit to Libertine Social in Mandalay Bay, where master mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim has designed a warm winter drink to keep your spirits high when the temperatures drop outside. Cinnamon sticks, vanilla bean, cloves and other flavors are blended in apple cider and finished off with homemade Rock & Rye—a traditional sweetened winter elixir made with Bulleit rye and citrus. The festive creation is served in heated mugs. 877-632-7800
Don’t let sniffles get in the way of the most wonderful time of the year. Order a round of smoky-sweet Penicillin from The Dorsey—Venetian’s new cocktail bar. The brainchild of mixologist Sam Ross (of Attaboy and Milk & Honey fame), it’s made with a combo of single-malt and blended Scotch—as well as honey, ginger and lemon—and will remedy even what doesn’t ail you. 866-659-9643
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROB KACHELRIESS