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[First Sip]

Whiskey is far from the only option at Delmonico’s bar

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Meet the California Fizz, Brennan’s Banana Foster and the Guilty Pleasure.
Photo: Christopher DeVargas

Just as Delmonico is well-known as one of the best and longest-standing steakhouses on the Strip, its bar is universally recognized as one of the greatest places in Las Vegas to drink whiskey. With more than 700 varieties from around the world, this list is tough to top.

You might not know that Delmonico also offers some of the most inventive cocktails on the Strip, thanks to the creativity of award-winning lead mixologist Juyoung Kang. She just unveiled the bar’s fall menu, and the latest flavor combinations will catch you off-guard. Kang’s not one to follow trends or obvious seasonal selections. The California Fizz, for example, is an utterly refreshing blend of Chareau Aloe liqueur, Campari, lime, simple syrup, egg whites and grapefruit soda, slightly bitter with effervescent citrus notes. The equally sharp Guilty Pleasure is a bright green delight—Opihr Oriental spiced gin with Midori, lemon, pineapple and cardamom bitters.

If you’re looking for a fantastic finish after a satisfying meal at Delmonico, Brennan’s Banana Foster is the new pick of the litter, a balance of Grand Marnier, banana liqueur, Amaro, Romana Sambucca and cinnamon with a decadent vanilla cream float. Why eat dessert when you can sip it? Delmonico Steakhouse at Venetian, 702-414-3737; daily 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.

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