Sip, sip, hooray! Four fan-favorite hot spots are pouring up fresh bevs for summer.
TAO’s Essence cocktail includes Diplomatico Planas rum, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, wild blueberry, coconut, cold-pressed lime and essential mint oil.
1. LAVO & TAO
Housed at The Palazzo and The Venetian respectively, TAO Group’s LAVO and TAO restaurants have rolled out brand-new cocktail menus. Innovative techniques—from cold-smoking to fat-washing—are teamed with unique ingredients like vegan foam, butterfly pea flower, matcha and dehydrated herb and flower crystals to produce libations that are as beautiful as they are tasty. Try TAO’s Smoking Dragon to experience tableside decanter service featuring Angel’s Envy rye whiskey, Martini & Rossi Riserva Speciale Rubino sweet vermouth, rosemary port wine reduction, Peychaud’s bitters and hickory smoke. Meanwhile, LAVO’s Golden Godfather tempts taste buds with Nolet’s Family Reserve gin, Cocchi Americano aperitivo and Dolin Blanc de Chambery vermouth served in a decanter that’s poured over gold leaf tableside—paired with Golden Osetra caviar service. How’s that for luxury? taogroup.com
LAVO’s Golden Godfather cocktail is paired with Golden Osetra caviar.
2. Legacy Club & Vegas Vickie’s
Downtown Las Vegas’ crown jewel, Circa Resort & Casino, continues to shine bright with new cocktail offerings at Legacy Club, its 60th-floor rooftop lounge, and Vegas Vickie’s, its lobby cocktail lounge that sits below the larger-than-life neon Vegas Vickie sign. At Legacy Club, guests can enjoy gorgeous desert views while sipping The Nevadan (a Manhattan homage with Frey Ranch rye); the Desert Sunset Martini punched up with white peach puree; or the namesake Legacy Club featuring Absolut Elyx and prickly pear syrup. Check out Legacy Club’s Craft Cocktail Course to try your hand at making its tasty tipples while learning about its techniques, history and recipe development. At Vegas Vickie’s, make like a cowboy (or cowgirl) and try The Leg Kick featuring Jameson Irish whiskey, Jameson Caskmates IPA, Cynar, strawberry, mint, lemon and grapefruit bitters, or try the Wish You Were Here with Avuá Cachaça Prata, Suze, citrus and oleo. The beverage comes garnished with a postcard so you can send your love from Las Vegas. circalasvegas.com