Archive for the ‘Las Vegas’ Category

Must. Have. Tao.

July 14, 2009

OK, so I’m here in Vegas (4th time this year) and during my requisite stop at Tao (this restaurant should seriously pay me to eat here…), I decided to try the signature sip: The Tao-tini. Of course, it was amazing, just like the joint’s delicious lobster wontons. Here are the ingredients.

The Tao-tini

Absolut Mandarin
Stoli Razberi
Malibu Rum
Cranberry Juice
Fresh lime Juice

PS: Really sorry I have not been posting…an no, sadly, I wasn’t even at Tales. I’ve recently moved and became an aunt, so life has been a little hectic — but there has been no shortage of cocktails to celebrate these new life events. Watch this space for more Martini Talk soon — promise!


Wynner Drinks All

June 6, 2009

Just got back from my second trip to Vegas. Yes, second. I actually have to go to Vegas at least 5 times this year for work. Some people feel bad for me, but I’m trying to make the best of it, which is pretty easy considering this time I got to stay at Steve Wynn’s Encore and the cocktails in this town are faabuloussss (I hope you could hear me sing that in my high-pitched voice). Here we go:

Citronnade at Encore’s Island Bar: Grey Goose Le Citron, Cointreau and fresh sweet and sour

Smiling Buddha Sangria at Koi in the skank-tastic Planet Hollywood: white wine, Licor 43, white peach puree, fresh mango, oranges and peaches

Raspberry Lemon Drop at Sinatra in Encore (shown above): Stoli Rasberi, Danny DeVito’s limoncello (yes, the Danny DeVito), and sweet and sour served in a dried raspberry-sugar rimmed martini glass

Cadillac Margarita at Dos Caminos in The Palazzo: a margarita with Grand Marnier

Rhubarb and Strawberry Collins at Daniel Boulud in Wynn: Zephyr Blue gin, Cointreau, club soda, muddled strawberries and rhubarb juice

What happens in Vegas…

February 17, 2009

…definitely stays in Vegas — unless we are talking about cocktails. I’ve been in town since Thursday, and while there have been many highlights — Paul Oakenfold, Cirque du Soleil, the Center Bar at the Hard Rock Hotel (above) — these cocktails deserve an honorable mention. So let’s get to it.

Mango Tamarind Martini at Tao in The Venetian: Finlandia Mango, Cranberry Juice, and tamarind

Stoli Doli at Capital Grille: Stoli vodka infused with Dole pineapples for 10 days – a new American classic

Black Rabbit at Okada in Wynn: Takara Shochu (Japanese rice vodka), passion fruit juice, and grenadine

Pom Sangria at Okada in Wynn: Ichinokura sake, vodka, pomegranate juice, and sprite

Momo Punch at Pearl in the MGM Grand: Bacardi rum, Hakasatura sake, coconut milk, and angostura bitters