Blending Perfection: Haute 5 Mixologists in Las Vegas

Have you ever wondered how that tasty drink at the bar was concocted? You know the one that you can’t seem to get enough of? Well many of those drinks were tasted and tested by people who dedicate their lives to the craft of mixing liquors together in order to get that one perfect flavor. And in this week’s Haute 5, we introduce you to some Vegas’ hautest Mixologist and their drinks.

Shadow Bar

The Apple Martini is a classic, so how to do you make it better? Talk to Mixologist Matt Stober at the Shadow Bar inside Caesars Palace and he’ll say there is always room for improvement. Stober said most bars use products full of artificial colors, flavors, and high fructose corn syrup for their Apple Martini’s, but not Stober. He wanted to bring it to a whole new level of taste and freshness. So instead of the usual liquors with loads of sugar and fake flavors, he decided to use liquors infused with natural flavors and real apples.

Apple Martini by Matt Stober at Shadow Bar inside Caesars Palace

  • 1 1/2oz  Stolichnaya Gala Applik Vodka
  • 1oz        Perfect Puree of Napa Valley Green Apple Puree
  • ½ oz      Hand Extracted Lime Juice
  • 3/4oz     Simple Syrup

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass shake vigorously with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Stober said guest have told him this drink tastes like your biting into a Granny Smith Apple. What better place to try this concoction than where it was created at the Shadow Bar inside Caesars Palace. Shadow Bar is a destination lounge featuring stylish décor, a sensual atmosphere, and shadow dancers. The high-energy feel will compliment that natural Apple Martini

Shadow Bar is located inside Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702.731.7873