The District at Green Valley Ranch welcomed Whist Stove & Spirits to the community earlier this fall, and the bar specializes in vintage-inspired cocktails. Mimicking a Manhattan, the Gentleman’s Quarters fuses the flavors of Gentleman Jack 80-proof whiskey, Benedictine herbal liqueur, Martini Gran Lusso vermouth, and brandied cherries.
The Golden Gate Hotel & Casino celebrated the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition by renaming its beloved casino lounge Bar Prohibition earlier this year. The space’s Flaming Sidecar features Grand Marnier, cognac, rum, and one memorable garnish: a flaming lemon rind.
The daiquiri reached its heyday in the 1940s, but most modern iterations of the drink stray from the original formula by using simple syrup instead of sugar cubes. Delano Las Vegas' new Franklin D. Roosevelt-inspired lounge offers up daiquiris the way they were meant to be served—with sugar and fresh lime juice—but perfects the traditional drink with 89-proof Bacardi 1909 Superior Heritage Limited Edition Rum.
Bellagio’s Petrossian Bar mixologist Ricardo Murcia puts a fresh twist on the standard martini by swapping out gin for Beluga Gold Line Vodka and combining it with Noilly Prat’s dry vermouth and a cube of compressed caviar.
The chandelier-lit Commonwealth is a local favorite for its inventive craft cocktails, and its Moscow mule is a playful spin on the 1950s cooler in the copper mug. Premium vodka, passion fruit, and fresh lime and ginger create a refreshing blend, while jalapeños add a spicy kick.
One of Downtown’s most stylish new haunts recently debuted its fall menu, and the star of the selection is a classic negroni-inspired cocktail that marries Beefeater Gin, house-made roasted beet and sage vermouth, and pine liqueur.
Holly Madison’s boozy speakeasy at Mandalay Bay serves up a variety of Prohibition-era cocktails, but the lounge’s signature beverage is the old-fashioned, a ramped-up version of the original that mixes Bulleit Bourbon with dry orange Curacao and angostura, orange, and cherry bitters.
October at Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino brings the introduction of several new drinks to the menu at Mob Bar, including a retooled Vesper, the mid-century cocktail popularized by the James Bond novel Casino Royale. Mob Bar’s version includes Bombay Sapphire Gin, triple sec, and anchovy-stuffed olives.
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