Mastro’s Las Vegas-inspired cocktail is a best-seller. Surprised?
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 (10 a.m.)
The Crystals restaurant sells 19,000 Dream Berry cocktails per year.
Cocktails will come and go, but it takes a truly exceptional cocktail to be No. 1 in a restaurant’s beverage program year after year. Mastro’s collection of restaurants offers more than 30 options on the featured cocktail menu, and of the 100,000 alcoholic libations they sell a year, roughly 19,000 are the Dream Berry ($18). Simple math would tell you it’s probably here to stay.
What inspired this drink, which sells at nine restaurants across four states? Las Vegas, of course. The Dream Berry was created late one night three years ago at Mastro’s Ocean Club at Crystals at CityCenter by Robbi Jo Oliver, director of wine and spirits. “I wanted to create a drink that you could sip before dinner and not be so full that you couldn’t still enjoy a steak or seafood after,” she says. Cheers to that, and we’ll have another.
3 ½ oz. Cîroc Red Berry vodka
2 ½ oz. non-alcoholic triple sec
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
splash Monin strawberry purée
splash sweet and sour
sugar for rim
Method: Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass.
CityCenter - Crystals
Crystals is CityCenter’s 500,000-square-foot retail and entertainment district, housing some of the most high-end brands in fashion. The retail selection at Crystals includes names such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Christian Dior, Hermes and Prada, as well as 13 first-to-Vegas retailers. Food and beverage offerings at Crystals include two concepts each from Wolfgang Puck and Todd English, as well as Eva Longoria Parker’s nightclub, Eve.
3720 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Mastro's Ocean Club
Recognized for its exquisite seafood and unparalleled steaks, Mastro's Restaurants makes its Las Vegas debut with the opening of Ocean Club at Crystals. Classically trained chefs serve up Mastro's favorites in a sophisticated and contemporary atmosphere that's as sizzling as the restaurant's 400-degree steak plates. Specialty dry-ice martinis, two-foot-tall seafood towers and melt-in-your-mouth warm butter cake are just a few sinful selections guests can enjoy. Complementing the masterful dining experience, Ocean Club features live music and dining in the piano lounge seven nights weekly.
3720 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, Suite 244