Only in Vegas: How about a $100 shot of Louis XIII in that frozen cocktail?

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A lot of things that happen in Las Vegas provoke a simple question: Why? And yet the best answer to that question—especially if you’re asking those doing the thing provoking the question—is almost always, Why not?

The guys who run the Evening Call frozen beverage experience at Mandalay Bay know it’s crazy to buy a bottle of Louis XIII, the infamously expensive, beautifully packaged Remy Martin cognac, and mix a shot into Slurpee-esque concoctions like the Straw-Bama or the Coco-Loco. They’re only charging customers $100 per ounce, so they’ll never make back the three grand spent on the bodacious booze.

Maybe they’re crazy. Maybe they’re doing it to celebrate five years in business. (There are five Evening Calls on and around the Strip.) Or maybe it’s just fun frivolity, a WTF moment that might make you smile, because they know the Why of Las Vegas isn’t nearly as important as the Why Not.

Evening Call Mandalay Bay, 702-632-7777. Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 a.m.

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