Autumn is here, and the newest cocktails beg for a fireplace and someone to cozy up to.
Double Barrel Roadhouse’s cocktail menu gets Dark and Spooky this fall.
Bound by Salvatore
Sit at the marble, leather, and burled-wood circular lobby bar and imagine you’re being served at your private club. Created in partnership with London’s Salvatore Calabrese, Bound revisits a more elegant era and serves up classic cocktails and funky reinventions such as the Negroni Svegliato. “Svegliato” means “wake up” in Italian, and this riff includes Martini Gran Lusso vermouth–infused espresso, Tanqueray No. Ten gin, and Campari. The Cromwell, 702-777-3777
Double Barrel Roadhouse
It’s important not to take ourselves too seriously, and Double Barrel ensures levity with its rustic-meets-diner vibe, mix-and-match indoor/outdoor seating, live music, and inventive presentations. The Dark and Spooky is a fun take on an island classic, featuring Bacardi Oakheart spiced rum, lemonade, fresh lemon juice, ginger syrup, and a Jagermeister float. The glass is rimmed with black sugar, and you get a plastic spider to boot. Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, 702-222-7735
Fizz Las Vegas
Because it’s Las Vegas, of course there’s a Champagne lounge inside Caesars Palace, presided over by creative director David Furnish (aka Elton John’s husband). Where else to enjoy a champers-topped cocktail? Consider the Fizz Fraise, a delectable blend of Ford’s gin, Fragoli Wild Strawberry liqueur, fresh puréed strawberries, fresh lemon juice, rock candy syrup, egg whites, and a splash of Domaine Chandon brut. Saturday night’s all right (for sipping a cocktail). Caesars Palace, 702-776-3200
The newest bar in the newest hotel is an intimate, sophisticated lobby space featuring live entertainment, DJs, shimmering lighting, and a well-stocked liquor cabinet. In addition to draft cocktails, a barrel-aging program, and custom blended spirits from Woodford Reserve and Mount Gay, you’ll find an innovative craft-focused cocktail menu. The SNM features the hand-selected Mount Gay Black Barrel rum, Marie Brizard white crème de cacao, brown sugar, cinnamon syrup, and fresh lime juice. Delano Las Vegas, 702-632-9444
With killer terrace views of the musical Bellagio fountains, 41 VIP tables, and a roster of celebrity DJs bringing the jams nightly to a beautiful crowd, you’ll find an optimal blend of energy and luxury at Hyde. Continue to be spellbound with the Spellbinder, an autumnal blend of rum, pumpkin purée, coconut milk, clove syrup, and bitters. Bellagio, 702-693-8700
Autumn in Las Vegas isn’t autumn in Vermont: There’s plenty of pool time left. So not every drink need be heavy and dark. At Caesars’ newly expanded Lobby Bar, the updated cocktail menu from master mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim also offers plenty of refreshing options boasting fresh fruit and light spirits. The Monkey Shine shines with Belvedere Unfiltered vodka, Campari, Cointreau, gomme syrup, fresh lemon juice, and fresh pink guava nectar. Caesars Palace, 866-227-5938
This Caribbean-influenced patio bar and cigar lounge is a prime spot for enjoying cooler weather. Kick back in Midcentury Modern rattan club chairs and indulge in mixologist Lillian Hargrove’s revamped cocktail menu—especially the Brazilian BBQ, a smoky-sweet interpretation of a caipirinha, Brazil’s national drink. In it you’ll find LeBlon cachaça, watermelon juice, rock candy syrup, a Lagavulin single malt whisky, lime cubes, and a dash of sea salt to enhance the flavors. Mirage, 702-791-7111; rhumbarlv.com