Las Vegas: All the Drinks at Bound by Salvatore Calabrese at The Cromwell Hotel
They say no one ever sleeps in Vegas which means there’s a whole section of caffeinated drinks on the menu. The espresso cocktails are served in a traditional Italian Moka Pot (shown in top photo). The different cocktails have various flavored espressos ranging from beer to champagne to even Red Bull! That’s what I call a double buzz.
Keep Me Awake, Bro – Botran Solera rum, Galliano, Peroni Beer-flavored espresso, honey syrup, spices
I tried three of the espresso cocktails including Keep Me Awake, Bro, Negroni Sevegliato and Never Say Goodnight. I leaned towards the familiar Negroni with its Campari backbone. The vermouth flavored espresso was relatively light. Some might prefer the beer flavored espresso drink, Keep Me Awake, Bro. But probably the most interesting is Red Bull flavored espresso in the Never Say Goodnight.
Negroni Svegliato -Tanqueray No. 10 gin, Campari, Martini Gran Lusso-flavored espresso
Never Say Goodnight is such a great name.
Never Say Goodnight – Stoli Vanil vodka, Pernod absinthe, Red Bull-flavored espresso, sugar syrup, spices
Bunny Bubbles is a classic Salvatore drink. I’ve had something similar at LA’s Mixology 101 (at the time called Hollywood Bubbles). Since I love Benedictine, this is a great champagne cocktail that’s a perfect way to start the evening– or a nice end to a night on the Strip.
Bunny Bubbles – Benedictine, raspberry, pomegranate, Moet & Chandon Imperial Champagne
There’s a list of classic cocktails ranging from Corpse Reviver to Sherry Cobbler. I opted for the barrel aged Blood and Sand. It was very balanced. You don’t want to barrel age citrus so that element was added in the form of foam when served.
barrel-aged Blood and Sand – Johnnie Walker Black Label whisky, sweet vermouth, Cherry Heering brandy, orange foam
When I received the Tennessee Squirrel, I was intrigued by the ice shell garnish. It was the first time I saw this #garnishwars worthy cocktail with Tennessee whiskey and amaretto. The bits of nuts added to that slightly nutty aroma.
Tennessee Squirrel – Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 whiskey, Disaronno, passion fruit, lemon
I also tried Salvatore’s famous Breakfast Martini (Bombay Sapphire gin, Cointreau, lemon, orange marmalade) and Spicy Fifty (Stoli Vanil vodka, elderflower, lime, honey syrup, chili pepper) which I’ve had before at LA’s Mixology 101. These are classic Salvatore drinks and you should try them at least once! I like both though I lean towards the spicy Spicy Fifty.
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