It's round, frothy, pricey and certainly catches the eye. Apostrophe Bar at Caesars Palace is open with a narrow drinks menu as befits its small scale, but it does feature an exclusive series of cocktails only available at this circular bar located just outside the Bacchanal Buffet.
Publicly filed budgets estimated the construction costs to be $1,300,000, resulting in an almost a $1,000 per square-foot price tag. The counter top is made of exotic onyx, the color shifting "bubble column" stretches almost to the ceiling and the cocktails feature unusual elements and inspiration from the 1960s and 1970s.
The motivation for the bar's own name nods back to 1966 when prior to opening, resort creator Jay Sarno removed the apostrophe from the name "Caesar's Palace" to suggest there was no "one" Caesar, but every guest would be treated like an emperor.
And now both Sarno and his marketing concept have been celebrated with a beverage. The Missing Apostrophe cocktail is based around the resort's own specially chosen Herradura Double Barrel Reposado Tequila, already promoted on the Old Homestead Steakhouse drinks menu. And The Sarno creation features vodka kicked up with elements like rock candy syrup. The remainder of the narrow menu includes a quirky quality, with more retro references and a $14 or $15 price point.
The Missing Apostrophe $15
Herradura Caesars Palace Select Double Barrel Reposado tequila, grapefruit cordial, fresh lime and basil with pink salt.
The Sarno $14
Grey Goose vodka, Campari, fresh lemon juice and rock candy syrup, topped with DRY blood orange soda.
Strawberry '75 $14
Beefeater 24 gin, fresh lemon and strawberry, topped with sparkling Asti Processco.
Island Bar $14
10 Cane rum, muddled cardamom pods, pineapple juice, fresh lemon juice and cinnamon syrup.
"Cruzan" The Strip $14
Cruzan orange rum, Licor 43, Aperol and fresh lemon juice topped with DRY vanilla beans soda.
Hennessy V.S Cognac, Grand Marnier, orgeat syrup and fresh raspberries, topped with Moët & Chandon Brut Champagne.
Up In Smoke $15
Knob Creek Smoked Maple bourbon whiskey, Carpano Antica vermouth and ancho chili liquor.
Goji' Rita $15
Patrón Silver tequila, Fair Goji liqueur, hibiscus syrup and fresh lemon juice, topped with DRY wild lime soda.
Downing Street $15
Tanqueray No. 10 Gin, fresh lime juice, The Bitter Truth celery bitters, Fee Brothers rhubarb bitters and simple syrup.
Kentucky Bee $14
Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon, Wild Turkey American Honey bourbon, fresh lemon juice, honey syrup, 3 sprigs of fresh thyme and a dash of Angostura bitters.
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