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Home Bar: Make a few favorite Vegas cocktails in your own kitchen

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Is it 5 o’clock yet? Just because you can’t hit your favorite in-person happy hour doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the end of the workday with pro-style drinks.

We checked in with some local restaurants and bars to get recipes for a few of their best cocktail creations. Simply gather the ingredients, follow the steps and enjoy. Bottoms up!

The Saucy Minx

Station Casinos

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. bourbon

1/2 oz. rye

1/2 oz. Cherry Heering

1/2 oz. Carpano Antica sweet vermouth

2 dashes Angostura bitters

1 brandied cherry (garnish)

Directions: Stir all ingredients together in a shaker with ice. Strain into a coupe glass. Add a brandied cherry for garnish.

Perfect Stranger

Smith & Wollensky

Ingredients:

2 oz. reposado tequila

3/4 oz. Amaro Montenegro

1 oz. pineapple juice

3/4 oz. lemon juice

pinneapple or lemon (garnish)

Directions: Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain over ice into an Old Fashioned glass and top with a pineapple or lemon wedge for garnish.

HK Antioxidant

Gordon Ramsay Steak

Ingredients:

2 oz. Veev Acai liqueur (or blue- berry liqueur or blueberry vodka)

15 muddled blueberries

1 oz. lemon juice

1 oz. agave syrup

5 unmuddled blueberries (garnish)

spring of mint (garnish)

Directions: Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice, and garnish with five unmuddled blueberries and mint.

Pomegranate Margarita

Cabo Wabo Cantina

Ingredients:

1 1/4 oz. quality blanco tequila

1 1/2 oz. Monin pomegranate syrup

1 oz. lime juice

1 oz. sweet and sour mix

1/2 oz. triple sec

lime (garnish)

Directions: Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Line the rim of a martini glass with sugar. Shake and strain into the glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Notes from Gordon

Hell’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. Tropical Green Tea Infused Plymouth gin

1/2 oz. orgeat syrup

3/4 oz. peach syrup

lemon juice

club soda

Directions: Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a tall glass. Add a splash of lemon juice and top off with club soda.

Mai Tai

Tommy Bahama Restaurant

Ingredients:

1 oz. light rum

1 oz. orgeat syrup

1 oz. DeKuyper orange curacao

3/4 oz. sour mix

3/4 oz. pineapple juice

1/2 oz. lime juice

1 oz. dark rum float

Directions: Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a rocks glass with fresh ice, and add the float of dark rum.

Uno Más Margarita

Sahara Las Vegas

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. reposado tequila

1/2 oz. Cointreau or triple sec

3/4 oz. fresh lime juice

1/2 oz. agave syrup

soda water

6-8 green chiles

lime (garnish)

Directions: Pour tequila into a pitcher. Wash and slice green chiles. Add sliced green chiles to your pitcher of tequila. Let it sit/infuse for an hour. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice. (If you don’t have agave syrup, make simple syrup by combining equal parts water and sugar.) Shake and strain into the glass with fresh ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve in a rocks glass.

Tiger’s Blood

Hangover Bar at Madame Tussauds

Ingredients:

1 oz. rum

1 oz. coconut rum

1/2 oz. blue curacao

1/2 oz. grenadine

2 oz. sweet and sour mix

1 oz. club soda

1 lemon (garnish)

Directions: Add all ingredients together in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Italian Highball

Mercato Della Pescheria

Ingredients:

1 1/2 oz. peach vodka

1/2 oz. Aperol

1/2 oz. white peach puree

1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 oz. simple syrup

San Pellegrino blood orange soda

orange slice (garnish)

Directions: Add all ingredients together in a shaker. Shake and pour into a Collins glass with fresh ice. Top off with blood orange soda and an orange slice for garnish.

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