Six Sparkling Cocktails to Light Up Your New Year’s Eve
It’s the biggest night of the year, and there will be no better—or more exciting—place to celebrate New Year’s Eve than the Las Vegas Strip. Add a little sparkle to your year-end festivities with these specialty cocktails available at local casino resorts.
The Paloma at N9NE Steakhouse
Palms Casino Resort
4321 W Flamingo Road
Want to spice up your New Year’s celebration? This delicious cocktail —classically enjoyed with Don Julio Blanco tequila but also available with Ketel One vodka—uses an effervescent San Pellegrino Grapefruit soda to create tartly refreshing bubbles.
Italian Love Affair at CRUSH
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South
With Crush, restaurant power couple Michael and Jenna Morton have created an incomparable dining and drinking experience, and this cocktail—created by mixologist John O’Donnell with whiskey, Solerno orange liqueur and Prosecco—is the ultimate fizzy treat.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4455 Paradise Road
A potent yet smooth mix of Plymouth gin, strawberry, fresh lemon and sparkling wine, this cocktail—created by Mat Snapp—offers just the right amount of sweet, with a kick. As the name suggests, the drink is just as much fun enjoyed at the bar or kicking back in the hotel suite.
Seelbach at ALIBI Cocktail Lounge
3730 Las Vegas Boulevard South
This brand-new artisanal cocktail lounge is serving up inventive libations 24 hours a day, and the Seelbach —created by Light Group mixologist Michael Monnreal with Bulleit bourbon, Pierre Ferrand dry curacao, angostura and Peychaud’s bitters and Champagne—is the perfect choice for ringing in the new year in style.
Planet of the Grapes at Bottom of The Chandelier
Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
The Bottom of The Chandelier is one of the swankiest spots to say goodbye to 2014, and sipping Mariena Mercer’s Planet of the Grapes, a delicious mix of Pavaan, Hangar One Mandarin Blossom, citrus chamomile syrup, and lemon juice topped with Prosecco, only adds to the glamour.
Mirage Hotel and Casino
3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South
A blend of Hangar One vodka, maple cardamom syrup, elderflower cordial and Prosecco, this unique cocktail, garnished with a flamed lemon peel and served in a champagne flute, will be the pièce de résistance for the last party of the year.