Fernet Branca, a longtime mixologists’ favorite for late-night hard partying, has begun making its way into cocktails, where its many herbal flavors get some room to mingle.
The first thing you notice about this bubbly drink — a signature cocktail of Hawthorn Grill inside the JW Marriott — is the way the dry Champagne contrasts the sweet berries, playing to opposite ends of your palate without intermingling much. The bitters also offer a slight, but significant, hint of citrus on the nose in the Raspberry Royalle.
Dash the winter blues and celebrate Hanukkah with the Eight Crazy Nights cocktail at La Cave Wine Food Hideaway at Wynn Las Vegas.
Leave it to SLS Las Vegas’ Monkey Bar, which is decorated with photos of impeccably dressed gorillas and apes, to class up the cliched minty/chocolatey holiday drink with the Peppermint Bliss cocktail
Since downtown doesn’t have a dedicated tiki bar, Pizza Rock is the best place to get your Polynesian drink fix. The Freaky Tiki offers all the key ingredients: multiple types of rum, fruit juice and a cool glass.
The ginger beer and sweet, floral Licor 43 combine to give this Public School 702 beverage a lighter profile than most whiskey drinks.
The bar team at Bobby’s Burger Palace clearly understands that bourbon and burgers are an amazing match, especially as the weather gets chilly. In this offering, the sugar and berries provide comfortable cover from the whiskey’s harsher edges, while the mint offers a mild bite on both the palate and the nose.
In the Season 6 premiere of “Cheers,” the gang invented a fictitious drink called a Screaming Viking to frustrate an unpopular bartender into leaving the bar, thus saving Woody’s job.
Tom’s Urban has created a drink that’s much more whiskey-forward than you’d expect from its bright pink color, although it mellows out a bit on the back end thanks to a high dose of sugar. To make Whiskey Business just like the New York-New York restaurant does, muddle some hibiscus flowers in simple syrup beforehand, and add a touch to the prickly pear nectar.
Holsteins’ new Game Day Brunch menu offers the Dill Weed cocktail, a take on a bloody caesar, or Clamato-based bloody mary. Despite the combination of aggressive ingredients, the cucumber vodka base smooths everything over, a perfect way to ease back into drinking for morning revelers still recovering from the night before.