The perfect craft cocktail for the moment combines flavors in a way that's at once classic and unexpected. It evokes a memory or a flavor, sparking delight as it imprints on the palette, sealing itself into the present moment while you savor every sip. Here's what we're drinking this fall.
Opulence at Any Given Moment
Designed by Las Vegas mixologist J.R. Starkus, this craft cocktail honors the luxury Las Vegas lifestyle. it's an homage to jetsetters who have the world at their command.
The bergamot aperitif makes this drink so special. Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto blends bergamot peel with Cedro lemons, yellow roses, and relaxing herbs: lemon balm, chamomile, gentian, and lavender. Bitter, aromatic, and honey-hued, it's a standout among the new class of Italian aperitivos.
To enjoy opulence in a glass, combine 2 ounces of vodka (we're partial to Carbonadi), 1/2 ounce Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto, 1/2 ounce vermouth (we recommend the Montanaro di Torino Bianco), and 2 dashes of orange bitters. We like Bitter Truth.
Combine, stir, and garish with a Luxardo cherry dipped in gold leaf. Best enjoyed while overlooking the stunning Las Vegas views around sunset, right when the Strip starts to twinkle.