Las Vegas: All the Drinks at Bound by Salvatore Calabrese at The Cromwell Hotel

Emily at Bound

Emily at Bound pouring the Keep Me Awake, Bro

 

With a list from the Maestro, Salvatore Calabrese, Bound is considered the star of the bars at the Cromwell. I visited and tried drinks from each section of the menu.

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

 

Negroni Svegliato

Negroni Svegliato

 

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

Never Say Goodnight

 

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

Bunny Bubbles

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

barrel-aged Blood and Sand

barrel-aged Blood and Sand

 

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

Tennessee Squirrel

Tennessee Squirrel

 

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

all the drinks

all the drinks

 

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.

 

Bound by Salvatore at the Cromwell

3595 Las Vegas Blvd S., Las Vegas, NV 89109  

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