As cocktail culture and mixology become more popular than ever, the mocktail options have become more sophisticated as well. Here’s where to get a tasty non-alcoholic adult beverage for those days when you have to keep a clear head.
Salute to Frank Sinatra with a Virgin Sinatra Smash in this upscale Italian restaurant that serves some of Frank’s favorite dishes. The tasty drink has fresh blackberries, sweet and sour mix, and Sonoma vanilla-infused simple syrup for something as sweet as Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. Wynn, 3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-770-5320
Known for their hearty meals and large portions, Hash House A Go Go’s virgin BLT Mary is the drink version of a BLT sandwich. Think spicy tangy tomato juice with a savory strip of bacon, a crunchy lettuce leaf, and a thick slice of tomato right in the drink, with a slice of bread on the side to complete the mouthwatering meal in a glass. 6800 W. Sahara Ave., 702-804-4646
This bustling and ultramodern steakhouse is a high-energy place to spend a Vegas night. The Virgin H.K. Antioxidant, a combination of muddled blueberries, lemon, and Veev acai liquer garnished with fresh blueberries and mint, is a cool beverage to accompany a filling steak. Paris, 3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 877-346-4642
Located on the 23rd floor of the Mandarin Oriental, grab a refreshment with panoramic views of the Strip. The Cucumber Watermelon Fresca is an icy blend of fresh watermelon, English cucumber, house-made lemongrass infused syrup, and fresh lemon and lime for something light and fruity. Mandarin Oriental, 3752 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 888-881-9367
This hip Asian-fusion nightclub, lounge, and eatery offers several mocktails on their drink menu, proving a night out can be just as exciting without the buzz. For something dark and edgy, try the Eden, a sophisticated mix of black grapes, rose sugar, lychee juice, and soda water. For something light and tropical, order a Virgin Hakka with passion fruit, lychee juice, coconut, and lime. MGM Grand, 3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-891-7888
Wolfgang Puck’s modern steakhouse raises the bar on stylish eating and creative cocktails, even without the alcohol. The ultra-chic Peach & Passion Fruit Smash will hit the spot with peach and passion fruit puree, a splash of ginger ale, and a spicy ginger syrup for a slow burn to play off the cooling mint. Palazzo, 3325 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-607-6300