The spring weather is starting to heat up here in Sin City. What better way to cool off than with a refreshing hand-crafted cocktail? We’re sharing our favorite places on The Strip to savor a delicious spring libation that will have your taste-buds dancing in delight.
1 Mandarin Bar at Mandarin Oriental
The Mandarin Bar inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel offers an eye-catching and chill ambiance with cool cocktails to take you from sunset to prime-time on The Strip. Take the elevator to the 23rd floor and immerse yourself in the chic modern décor that Mandarin Bar is known for. The three walls of floor to ceiling windows that serve up gorgeous views of Sin City and beyond will take your breath away as you sip on your libation of choice. Take note of The Mandarin Martini (also known as The Golden Leaf), which offers Hendricks Aperol, muddled mandarin, pineapple, fresh lime juice and simple syrup. This delicious and refreshing martini will get you ready for the wild evening that is sure to follow. If a martini doesn’t quite fit your profile, try the spicy yet sweet Cucumber & Cilantro Margarita, which combines Milagro Reposado, cilantro, cucumber, agave nectar, egg white and lime. The Mandarin Bar is a hidden gem in Sin City that lets you relax on The Strip without having to deal with a sea of tourists.
Mandarin Bar at Mandarin Oriental 3752 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158 (888)-881-9367
2 The Juice Standard at The Cosmopolitan
To Las Vegas locals, The Juice Standard has been a go-to spot for fresh organic juice since 2014. Founders and best friends Jamie Stephenson and Marcela Williams finally decided it was time to take their concept to The Strip by offering the same healthy juice blends, but with a twist – booze. Head to the second floor of the Cosmopolitan, right next to the Chandelier Bar, and you’ll notice The Juice Standard’s lovely and vibrant juice bar, complemented with friendly and helpful staff (samples are definitely encouraged too). Bring out your spicy side with the mouth-watering Spice of Life cocktail that includes their cleansing Bee Vibrant blend of alkaline water, lemon, agave and cayenne mixed with tequila and ginger beer. Feeling more royal instead? Enjoy the Queen (or King) For A Day, which is doused with the delicious Bee Royal juice that includes apple, lemon, extra ginger and an appealing apple brandy with ginger beer. Afterwards, hydrate and revitalize your senses with one of the famous cold pressed green juices and you’ll be ready to take on a night of dancing and debauchery down the way at Marquee Nightclub!
The Juice Standard at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas 3708 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702)-698-7000
3 Vice Versa Patio & Lounge at Vdara
Vice Versa Patio & Lounge is pure enchantment at first sight and quickly fills your senses with delight as soon as you step in the doors. Located in the plush lobby of the luxurious Vdara hotel, this sophisticated and stylish bar will be sure to satisfy all your spring cocktail cravings. Sit either in the ultra-chic lounge or head out to the stunning patio that offers fire pits, comfy couches and lounge chairs. You’ll be on a tasty adventure with The Sunset in Moscow cocktail, which is infused with Belvedere Grapefruit Vodka, fresh mint, muddled strawberry and ginger beer. The Berry Blossom will be sure to kick in those spring time vibes as well with its exquisite pairing of Hangar 1 Raspberry Vodka, Maraschino liqueur, fresh lemon and white cranberry juice. This is the perfect place for happy hour drinks or a romantic evening under the Sin City stars.
Vice Versa Patio & Lounge at Vdara 2600 W Harmon Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (866)-745-7767
4 Rhumbar at The Mirage
Known as one of the hottest places in Sin City to enjoy a cocktail, the stylish Rhumbar at The Mirage will take you to the Caribbean without you even hopping on a plane. Rhumbas’s indoor bar has a South Beach style vibe, but the real action is on the tropical outdoor patio facing The Strip. Try the signature Rhumbar Mojito, which includes Botran Solera 1893 Rum, hand muddled mint leaves, fresh lime juice and simple syrup. If you’re craving something a bit more sweet before heading to 1-Oak across the way, get down with a known decadent island favorite – the Piña Colada. Rhumbar’s signature version blends Mt. Gay XO, Coco Lopez, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice and Monin coconut syrup, for a premium version of the classic cocktail. With Rhumbar’s hip island vibe and beautiful outdoor views, it's easy to see why it is a highly sought-out drinking destination for both tourists and locals alike.
Rhumbar at The Mirage 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702)-791-7111
5 Press Lounge at Four Seasons Las Vegas
This luxurious lounge offers both indoor and outdoor settings overlooking the hotel’s stunning private pool. Treat yourself to the decadent Cinnamon Caramel Apple Martini, which features vodka, apple liqueur, sweet vermouth and a house-made sweet and sour mix. The purists should stick to the classic Manhattan, which comes with a spring-time twist - house infused peach bourbon, Heering cherry liqueur and special bitters. Watch the sunset while sipping on some premium cocktails from the Press Lounge’s expert mixologists and you’ll be feeling fully recharged and ready for a night out on The Strip.
Press Lounge at Four Seasons Las Vegas 3960 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (702)-632-5000