Thu, Jun 11, 2009 (midnight)
And you though a vodka Red Bull at the club was pricey…
Before downing your Ono, be sure to savor every second with the most expensive cocktail in Vegas. Sweetening the deal, it’s also served up with a signature XS women’s pearl necklace and XS gentlemen’s stingray leather cuff links. Try it at home with wallet-friendly ingredients and a candy necklace.
0.5 oz. fresh-squeezed orange juice
0.25 oz. Sence rose nectar
0.25 oz. apricot puree
0.5 oz. Louis XIII Black Pearl cognac
4 oz. Charles Heidsieck 1981 Champagne Charlie
Tableside, the cocktail sever presents all ingredients on a crystal tray, then combines the orange juice, rose nectar and apricot puree, then finally the cognac and champagne.
Designed with a European sensibility, XS is furnished in warm browns and gold. Tables with plush couches form concentric circles around a small dance floor, and a disco ball-inspired chandelier casts circles of flickering light onto the dark floor. Textures are everywhere – metallic snakeskin on the banquettes, ultra suede on the couches – and large pillars covered in mosaics of tiny mirrors reflect the space.
From the first steps inside, the club makes an impression. Along the entrance way the walls are rippled with the life-sized outlines of nude women. Pushing against the gold façade, they look as if they’re trying to fight their way out of the walls and into the party. Behind the bar, inverted female torsos, also in gold, highlight the walls while bartenders in shimmering corsets mix drinks in front.
When weather allows, the back wall of the club will open onto an adults-only pool for an indoor/outdoor party starting in the afternoon and continuing into the early morning hours.
Feel like toasting to your XS-sive experience?
You can go over the top with a $10,000 Ono cocktail. That's right, $10,000 for one drink. The cocktail comes with an 18-karat white gold necklace, with a Tahitian black pearl pendant. It's served in a jewel encrusted champagne flute and is a mix of rare Remy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl cognac, Charles Heidsieck 1981 Champagne Charlie, fresh-squeezed orange juice, Sence rose nectar and apricot puree.
3131 Las Vegas Boulevard S.