Kick off your Las Vegas trip with a cocktail adventure
Welcome back to Las Vegas—we’ve missed you. While you begin to explore the city and have some fun again, here’s four ways to begin your adventure. One thing they all have in common? They’re all delicious!
The décor of Casbar Lounge at Sahara Las Vegas truly deserves kudos—it’s a beautiful space where every detail creates an upscale yet comfortable environment. So get to lounging and order up one of the signature cocktails, the Vesper. Casbar puts a twist on the Vesper (a James Bond classic), stirred not shaken. The drink is a blend of Grey Goose La Poire vodka, Bombay Sapphire gin, St-Germain elderflower liqueur and a dash of bitters with a lemon peel garnish—a strong but smooth treat.
Over at The Venetian, two delicious, perfect-for-the-season cocktails await. Stop into famed Southern comfort cooking eatery Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, take a seat in the lounge area and settle in for the delicious Watermelon Sling cocktail. Made with white whiskey, Aperol, fresh watermelon juice, simple syrup, fresh lemon juice and soda water, the cocktail is a fresh and fruity delight. When done at Yardbird, head around the corner to celebrity Latina chef Lorena Garcia’s bright and beautiful restaurant, Chica. The bar and lounge area here is spacious and visually stimulating—the perfect spot to continue your cocktail adventure. Try the restaurant’s classic margarita on the rocks with a twist, the Chica-Rita, a mix of tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, sage leaves, a dash of bitters and a salt and pepper rim with a pineapple wedge garnish.
End this cocktail adventure at the posh Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Caesars Palace. For those familiar with The Real Housewives franchise, this upscale eatery and bar belongs to the Beverly Hills grand dame, Lisa Vanderpump. You’ll find tons of memorabilia on the walls that offer a glimpse into the reality star’s life, but this is also a top spot for a menu packed with delicious cocktails and small plates. Try the popular Matcha Matcha Man. The libation, bright green and sweet with some spice, is a mix of Lisa Vanderpump’s own brand of vodka, matcha, fresh mint, lemon juice, ginger liqueur and aquafaba.