Run for the Roses
Bellagio Resort bars, $12-$14
Thu, Sep 17, 2009 (midnight)
Little known around town (till now), the Bellagio and MGM Grand are the only casinos to participate in the Woodford Reserve Personal Selection program, that is, every so often they select two single barrels of bourbon that are combined to create the Bellagio’s own signature blend. Darren West’s Run for the Roses (along with its sister, Ray Srp’s Double Down) is the ideal expression of Bellagio’s very good taste in bourbon.
8-10 fresh mint leaves
8 small chunks of pineapple
0.25 oz. Monin ginger syrup
0.75 oz. Apry apricot liqueur
1.5 oz. Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Bellagio Personal Selection
0.25 oz. fresh pineapple juice
Method: Muddle mint, pineapple and syrup in a tall glass. Add crushed ice to fill. Add Apry and bourbon, stir from the bottom up and garnish with a mint sprig, pineapple wedge and powdered sugar.
Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue, 8 ½-acre lake, where fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet choreographed to music and lights.
Within Bellagio are award-winning dining experiences including two AAA Five Diamond restaurants, Julian Serrano's Picasso and Le Cirque from the renowned Maccioni family.
Bellagio is home to an impressive collection of luxury retailers including Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Breguet, Prada, Fred Leighton, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Hermès and OMEGA.
A world-class art gallery, the exquisite Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, the stunning “O” by Cirque du Soleil, a luxurious spa and salon, dynamic nightlife at The Bank, Hyde Bellagio and Lily Bar & Lounge and an elegant casino all add to the extraordinary Bellagio experience.