With Wet Republic’s Skinny Dippin, skip the guilt this summer
Wed, Jun 20, 2012 (12:57 p.m.)
Photo: Christopher DeVargas
Most spirits have 100 calories for every ounce and a half. And that’s before adding mixers. Thankfully, Vegas’ own rockstar mixologist Ray Srp has crafted Skinny Dippin ($16), available at Wet Republic all summer long.
Skinny Dippin is less than 150 calories total, which means LVAC-ripped beach bods won’t be compromised with this cocktail. And with a base of Absolut Gräpevine, the latest member of the Swedish vodka family, neither is taste. Unlike most flavored vodkas, Gräpevine doesn’t have added sugar or artificial additives. Instead, this cooling refreshment is full of flavor: white grape, strawberry and lemon, with complimentary notes of dragon fruit and papaya.
So mix up a Skinny at home for some no-bathing-suit-required recreation. Or show some skin and pump some fists at the MGM Grand’s adults-only playground, where you can now sip sans guilt.
1 ½ oz. Absolut Gräpevine
1 ½ oz. Minute Maid Light Lemonade
1 ½ oz. Monin Sugar Free Strawberry
splash club soda
Method: Build over ice in a glass.
MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, offers 5,044 rooms and suites.
MGM Grand features KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theatre.
The resort offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes Five Star restaurant, Joël Robuchon.
As part of its ongoing “Grand Renovation,” MGM Grand has remodeled all rooms and suites in its main tower and is adding several new experiences to its lineup including Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub, a new upscale dining/nightlife concept (coming in April 2013).
MGM Grand also features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking conference center, the Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon, "CSI: The Experience" and an inviting pool complex featuring the tantalizing daylife of Wet Republic.
Upscale accommodations include The Mansion, an exclusive hotel within the hotel; the luxurious two-story SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand; and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort.