Manhattan Cocktail Classic celebrates a Cosmo cocktail
Tue, May 17, 2011 (6:30 p.m.)
A festival of libations, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic celebrated its third year last week with more than 100 events at venues across New York City’s five boroughs.
The celebration might have ended at the city limits, but those celebrated did not. The Sordid A-Pear cocktail, imagined by Las Vegas mixologist Roger Gross, was named among the top 15 in the fest’s cocktail competition.
Gross works at the Cosmopolitan’s Vesper Bar, and his delectable drink is a twist on the classic sidecar. It includes a duo of liqueurs and a few eccentric ingredients (spiced fig and pear fruit butter, anyone?), so you might want to consider heading down to the Strip’s newest property to check it out ... that is, unless yuzu sour is a pantry staple of yours.
The Sordid A-Pear
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. ginger syrup
3/4 oz. Fuji apple puree
3/4 oz. yuzu sour
1 oz. Xante
1 oz. Blanche De Normandie
1 barspoon spiced fig and
pear fruit butter
Method: Combine ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice and shake vigorously until well chilled. Double strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a Fuji apple slice wrapped with a lemon peel. Enjoy!
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas dares to be different. From the hotel’s red reservations desks to fine art found throughout the resort, The Cosmopolitan’s signature style is helping to pave its own path on the Las Vegas Strip.
Upon entering the resort, you’re greeted by pillars of video boards playing video art by Digital Kitchen and David Rockwell Studio exclusively produced for The Cosmopolitan. Just beyond that, you’ll find all your favorite casino games on the resort’s 100,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Cosmopolitan’s rooms standout as the resort’s most unique feature. About 2,220 of The Cosmopolitan’s 2,995 rooms have 6-foot deep terraces that span the length of the room, a first at a modern Strip hotel. Other in-room amenities include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and quirky accessories like artsy coffee table books.
The dining experience at The Cosmopolitan isn’t something you’ll find at other Strip resorts, either. All of The Cosmopolitan’s 13 restaurateurs are new to the Las Vegas market. You’ll find American steakhouse fare in a modern setting at STK, top-notch sushi at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and the freshest fish flown in from the Mediterranean daily at Estiatorio Milos.
Whether the sun is up or down, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub is the place to find the party at The Cosmopolitan. The venue is a dayclub/nightclub, complete with a pool and cabanas outside and three different rooms with three different vibes inside.
If nightclubs aren’t your thing, you can grab a drink at one of The Cosmopolitan’s five other bars, like The Chandelier, which is encased in 2 million dripping crystals.