Culinary Dropout’s Movember-inspired Handlebar is a sweet seasonal treat
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 (5:31 p.m.)
Photo: Steve Marcus
The men in your life may start looking a little shaggy soon, and for good reason. The Movember Mustache Movement is a worldwide effort during the month of November to raise awareness and money to fight male cancer. Dudes start “Movember” clean shaven. For 30 days, these Mo Bros, supported by the ladies in their lives, grow, groom and wax their ’staches to perfection.
Culinary Dropout at the Hard Rock invites you to hop on the Mo bandwagon by sipping the Handlebar ($6). Created by Mat Snapp, the cocktail is named after a mustache style resembling bicycle handlebars. The look, popular in the 19th-century Wild West, is now sported by many craft mixologists, but you don’t need a ’stache to whip up this seasonal treat. It’s a creamy confection with Jim Beam yumminess and hints of cinnamon and fresh-baked ginger snaps. Ready, set, let’s Mo!
1 ½ oz. Jim Beam bourbon
½ oz. Art in the Age Snap
½ oz. simple syrup
1 oz. cream
1 whole egg
Method: Dry-shake all ingredients. Add ice and shake again. Strain neat into a rocks glass. k Top with cinnamon-sugar.
Arguably one the coolest joints in town, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino houses some of Vegas' best entertainment, restaurants and nightlife.
At Hard Rock, it's all about the music. From the light fixtures made out of drum cymbals and guitar shaped door handles to stage costumes and tools of the trade of legendary musicians displayed on the walls, the hotel screams rock and roll. The Hard Rock's Joint has hosted some the biggest names in music — from The Who to Bob Dylan to hometown heroes, The Killers.Aside from the music venues, the pool at the Hard Rock is one of its biggest attractions. Spread out over 4.7 acres, the pool area features swim-up blackjack, a bar and grill, private cabanas, a bevy of secluded nooks, a waterfall and an extensive live music venue with a dance floor. During the summer, the pool transforms into the Rehab club on Sunday afternoons.
The resident nightclub Body English fuses European elegance with a rock star bachelor pad and it often a hot spot for visiting celebs and popular DJs. Vintage rock memorabilia lines the walls at Wasted Space, Hard Rock's anti-club.
Restaurants at Hard Rock are just as hip as the rest of the casino. Pink Taco serves up Mexican dishes, as well as a Central American and Caribbean menu. Nobu, one of five worldwide Japanese-specialty restaurants from famed Nobu Matsuhisa, satisfies a different taste. For round-the-clock cuisine, Mr. Lucky's 24/7, is sure to ease your appetite even after a Vegas-all-nighter.