With over 150,000 rooms and 2,000 restaurants in a 4.2-mile radius, Vegas is a thriving metropolis known for its nightlife. Now, mixologists are upping the ante and swaying away from cliché drinks and debuting scientific, conversation starter concoctions.
The newest on the Strip, Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas debuts its inaugural cocktail menu meticulously hand drawn by local caricature artist, Neal Portnoy, who’s known for his pieces on Peyton Manning, LeBron James, Derek Jeter, Kanye West and more. Titled, Where It All Started, the menu is curated by William Perbellini, who has served Hollywood heavyweights Robert De Niro, George Clooney, and Bruce Willis.
Where It All Started pays homage to the city’s storied past with iconic Vegas figures such as Vito Corleone and Bugsy Siegel on the cover to sip from the hotel’s landmark 23rd floor SkyBar Lounge. It takes guests back to notable decades and movements in Vegas like the Prohibition era, Spanish Trail, and the Boulder Dam.
- The Mojave cocktail was created as a nod to the original Las Vegas Valley with its abundant vegetation and water. Served in a terracotta mug and made up of Ancho chile liqueur, aloe spirit, and Seedlip Gargen.
- Indulge in the Flamingo, concocted in honor of the Flamingo resort’s arrival to the Strip in 1946. Made of coconut water, single barrel rum with splashes of pineapple and passionfruit, the Flamingo has all the exotic flare of the 1950s and served in a Young Thai coconut.