Experience a world of flavor at Mama Rabbit
Bright, bold colors saturate Mama Rabbit, the mezcal and tequila bar that’s Park MGM’s newest nightlife hot spot. The room is divided into two parts: front bar and lounge area, and the back area with another bar, lounge seating, gaming tables and a stage. And, the star attraction here? Oaxacan culture and spirits.
“With over 500 labels, we have the largest mezcal and tequila selection in the country,” says Bricia Lopez, cultural advisor for Mama Rabbit. “Our menu is also heavily focused on agave-based drinks, offering the largest cocktail selections of both mezcal- and tequila-based cocktails on the Strip. Another part of the program, that I am really excited about, is the use of other Mexico-based spirits. We have cocktails with Mexican gin, and Mexican rhum. We are also serving our mezcal in traditional veladoras from Oaxaca and pairing a lot of our selections with an Oaxacan chocolate truffle. I believe we are the first on the Strip to play with mezcal and chocolate, a combination that I am a fan of.”
The celebration of Oaxacan culture is found on the menu of small bites and within the recipes of the cocktails. It’s even found in Mama Rabbit’s gourmet salt-rim program. “We created an herb salt that is mixed with roasted hierba santa, another with hibiscus and another with organic tortilla ash,” Lopez says. “We also have the Oaxaca worm salt that is served traditionally with your mezcal everywhere you go in Oaxaca.”
When it comes to the cocktails, guests will want to take their time perusing the menu—there’s many delicious recipes that celebrate Mexican flavors, both sweet and savory. Some of the cocktails already gaining recognition include the Valley Mule with Fortaleza blanco tequila, the Palomita with Casamigos mezcal and the Mama’s Margarita with Cimarron blanco tequila. Or try Lopez’s fave, the Guelaguetza Cocktail. It is simple, yet delicious,” she says. “It is made with house made syrup, mezcal, fresh lime juice, all mixed with the traditional sal de gusano.” There’s also the Mama Rabbit Margarita Service, where a server will whip up a margarita tableside, you just pick the spirit and mixers.
“I think today people are more open to exploring exciting spirits,” Lopez says. “They not only connect to the story of the place, but with the story and tradition of mezcal. … Mezcal is the answer to anyone who is looking to expand their palate and drink experience.”
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