When the weather heats up, Bond’s Laid in the Shade keeps things very cool
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 (7 p.m.)
Jungle juice’s older, slightly more refined brother has arrived just in time for the hot, steamy days of summer. It’s name is Laid in the Shade ($12), and it’s served at Bond, the swanky Strip-side lounge at the front of the Cosmopolitan.
Beware. Despite this cocktail’s coquettish presentation, with a foamy top and umbrella garnish, Laid is not for beginners. The aroma is fruit, fruit and more fruit, with a base of Stoli Ohranj providing zesty citrus and quality ABV. Cranberry, lime and orange juices blend well, and Passoã liqueur provides balance, adding passion fruit to the bouquet. Peach foam is the finishing touch that brings this cocktail home to declare Laid in the Shade as the motto of summer 2012.
So, when the days get hot, turn on some LFMAO party rock and shake up a batch for group inebriation, or head to Bond to find that special someone to share the shade.
Laid in the Shade
1 1/2 oz. Stoli Ohranj vodka
1/2 oz. Passoã liqueur
1/2 oz. grenadine
1/2 oz. cranberry juice
1/2 oz. orange juice
1/2 oz. lime juice
Peach foam (optional)
Method: Combine first six ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake and strain into a brandy snifter. Top with peach foam, if you’re using it, and an umbrella.
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.