The spirit world
Through the power of the palate, travel the continents by sipping on specialty cocktails that incorporate ingredients from places like the Caribbean, Japan, Cuba and Ireland. All around the Las Vegas Strip, guests can imbibe traditional and modern cocktails that feature unique twists on familiar recipes—giving them a chance to sample different flavors from around the world. And when combined with each venue’s distinctive atmosphere and culinary offerings, every sip serves the senses and transports the guest to another place. Cheers!
Dingle & Tonic
Rí Rá at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place
Ingredients: Dingle gin, Fever Tree tonic, cucumber and dill
Last year Dingle gin was released in Ireland, and the Emerald Isle-origin gin was introduced into the Las Vegas market by way of Rí Rá with their own version of the classic gin and tonic cocktail. This version uses Fever Tree tonic and spices it up with the flavors of cucumber and dill.
The Greek Tragedy
Hakkasan at MGM Grand
Ingredients: Nolet’s gin, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, cucumber, lime, cilantro syrup, dill and Greek yogurt
Although Hakkasan restaurant emphasizes modern Cantonese cuisine, it recently unveiled a new signature cocktail menu that focuses on influences from around the world, including Peru, Brazil and Mexico, incorporating exploratory flavors and nontraditional ingredients. The Greek Tragedy gives a nod to Greece by incorporating Greek yogurt into the recipe.
Sugarcane at The Grand Canal Shoppes
Ingredients: Beet-infused Havana Club Añejo Blanco rum, sugar, limes, mint leaves and club soda
With a robust rum selection, Sugarcane experiments with marrying the spirit with unique ingredients—like beets. The restaurant, heavily influenced by Cuban and Latin American flavors, takes the classic mojito and adds an earthy taste to the sweet and refreshing cocktail.
Rhumbar at The Mirage
Ingredients: Cruzan Single Barrel Rum, Velvet Falernum liqueur, ginger beer, lime juice and bitters
The Caribbean vibe takes over as soon as one walks through Rhumbar’s doors. The striking white décor and expansive patio partially shaded by towering palms trees help set the island vibe next to the lounge’s island-themed cocktail menu. For rum lovers, the Latin Manhattan is a fave with a slightly sweet and spicy blend that doesn’t overpower the taste of a good rum.
Bound at The Cromwell
Ingredients: Champagne-flavored espresso, Hennessy V.S.O.P. cognac, Disaronno, sugar syrup and spices
Before brewing, cinnamon, ground nutmeg and crushed cardamom pod is added to the ground coffee and then mixed with the rest of the ingredients, which are all added to the moka pot, a popular Italian contraption used for brewing coffee. For this cocktail, water for brewing is replaced with champagne, resulting in a uniquely flavored coffee cocktail.
Nobu at Caesars Palace
Ingredients: Nobu Soju, Grand Marnier, yuzu juice, simple syrup, strawberry halves, Thai basil leaves, egg whites, cracked pink pepper
Although soju is a popular Korean spirit, famed Japanese restaurant Nobu puts its own stamp on the vodka-like beverage by introducing its own branded soju. Yuzu juice and Thai basil leaves lend a hint of Asian flavor to the other sweet ingredients.