It’s officially summer, and in Las Vegas, that means more hot days are ahead. To help you cool off, many restaurants and bars around the city have crafted up refreshing cocktails to help you beat the heat. From a boozy slushie to tropical sips to poolside cocktails, here’s our guide to the best drinks you should try this summer.
Summer Spritz Cart at North Bar at Boulevard Pool
Every Thursday evening, North Bar at the Boulevard Pool complex transforms into Sunset Cocktail Hour, an open-air cocktail lounge with a live DJ, light bites, and signature drinks. One of the highlights is the customizable Summer Spritz Cart where you can create your own cocktail with fresh fruits, house-made syrups and bubbly Prosecco, which is the perfect option for the season.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, cosmopolitanlasvegas.com, @cosmopolitan_lv
Torpedo Blue at Stadia Bar
Stadia Bar is the hottest new sports bar to hit the Las Vegas Strip. Located at Caesars Palace near the entrance to The Forum Shops, this high-end spot offers the ultimate sports viewing experience with a unique cocktail menu that is sure to please you throughout the summer and beyond. Consider the Torpedo Blue, made with Tito’s handmade vodka, Fever-Tree elderflower tonic, blueberry syrup and lime juice.
Caesars Palace, 3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, caesarspalace.com, @caesarspalace
Big Pineapple Island at Virgil’s Real BBQ
Add Virgil’s Real BBQ’s Big Pineapple Island to your list of cocktails to sip on this summer in Las Vegas. Served in pineapple and topped with a fruit and shrimp skewer, this unique drink mixes Bacardi mango and pineapple rum, Grand Marnier, mango, pineapple, lime juice and agave.
The Linq Promenade, 3545 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, virgilsbbq.com, @virgilsrealbbq
WA Southside and Mediterranean Spritz at Waldorf Astoria Pool
At Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, we recommend two cocktails to sip on by the pool this summer. The WA Southside (pictured left) features Empress gin, Cointreau, lime juice, fresh mint, club soda, while the Mediterranean Spritz (pictured right) blends Aperol, Domaine Ste. Michelle sparkling wine, passion fruit and club soda.
Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, 3752 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89158, waldorfastorialasvegas.com, @walasvegas
English Garden at The Backyard at Sundown
The Backyard at Sundown, an outdoor lounge at Green Valley Ranch, offers handcrafted cocktails such as the English Garden. The refreshing drink—made with Sipsmith gin, lemon, lavender, strawberry, thyme and blueberry Red Bull—will definitely keep you cool on a warm summer’s day.
Green Valley Ranch, 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway, Henderson, NV 89052, greenvalleyranch.com, @gvrcasino
Frozen Margarita at Carmine’s
You can’t go wrong with a margarita, especially a frozen one. This summer, try the Frozen Mango Margarita at Carmine’s, made with Prosecco, tequila blanco, mango purée, lime juice, mint and simple syrup.
The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, 3500 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, carminesnyc.com or caesarspalace.com, @carminesnyc @caesarspalace
Aperol Spritz at Smith & Wollensky
One of the many specialty cocktails offered at Smith & Wollensky is the Aperol Spritz. The refreshing cocktail, which is a nice mix of Aperol, LaLuca Prosecco and club soda, is the perfect concoction to cool down from the Las Vegas heat.
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, 3377 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, smithandwollensky.com or venetian.com, @smithwollensky @venetianvegas
Yoshi’s Island at Emporium Arcade Bar
Emporium Arcade Bar is keeping it cool this summer in Las Vegas with Yoshi’s Island, a seasonal boozy slushie featuring a mix of Ketel One vodka, Clement Mahina coconut rum, tropical Red Bull and pineapple.
AREA15, 3215 S. Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89102, emporiumlv.com or area15.com, @emporiumlv @area15official
Desert Potion at Makers & Finders
The Desert Potion cocktail at Makers & Finders is the perfect relief on a hot summer day. It features Cazadores tequila, St. Germain, Fever-Tree sparkling pink grapefruit, prickly pear syrup, fresh lime and dehydrated lime.
Arts District, 1120 S. Main St., Suite 110, Las Vegas, NV 89101, Downtown Summerlin, 2120 Festival Plaza Drive, Suite 140, Las Vegas, NV 89135, makerslv.com, @makerslv
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