Alain Ducasse’s Skyfall Lounge sits on the 64th floor of the Delano with some of the best views of Las Vegas. But what should you drink at this lounge that replace Mix?
First know that Proprietors LLC, the cocktail consulting firm out of Los Angeles, created the list here for their first Las Vegas venture. David Kaplan, Alex Day and Devon Tarby worked on the menus at cocktail bars including New York City’s Death & Co., as well as Los Angeles’ Honeycut.
What does that mean for you? A classic menu that uses contemporary techniques and unusual flavors.
For example, one section of the menu includes Golden Hour cocktails, served from 5 to 7 p.m. during twilight. Find the Sierra Aperitivo made with Grey Goose L’Orange, Aperol Granita and Champagne; the Blank Space with Grey Goose melon vodka, manzanilla sherry and a house cucumber soda; and the Heritage Julep with Calvados, Oregon pear liqueur and Amaro Montenegro.
A list of effervescent cocktails focuses on bubbles with concoctions such as the Climbin’ High with Kappa Pisco, Appleton’s Signature Blend Rum, Champagne and pineapple, lime and raspberry juices.
Get with all shook up with shaken cocktails such as the Shake It Off, a reinterpretation of a strawberry margarita with jalapeño-infused Espolon Tequila, dry vermouth, strawberry puree and lemon juice.
Skyfall has its own interpretation of the Negroni, dubbed the Live Oak, with Bombay Dry Gin, Smoky August tea-infused sweet vermouth and Campari.
Bottle service here is even a little different. Say you order a bottle of brandy. It comes with the ingredients — such as angostura bitters, green chartreuse and lemon juice — needed to make an original version of a Champs Elysées cocktail table side.
The lounge also plans to bring in bartenders from across the country to shake up their own cocktails in 2016.