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Five Giant Cocktails To Try This Weekend

Gather friends and order one of these shareable punch bowls

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The Palm Royale at The Dorsey
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Teamwork isn’t just for playing sports. It’s for drinking — or at least it is in Las Vegas, where brunch goers and barflies can learn the true meaning of the phrase “sharing is caring” by ordering supersized cocktails across the city.

Fans of giant cocktails are likely familiar with the Scorpion Bowl, which was invented in Hawaii in the 1930s and later brought to the mainland, where the recipe evolved and spread as a sort of nationwide post-Prohibition celebration. In Las Vegas, massive bowls of alcohol go beyond the traditional rum and fruit juice variety and include unexpected ingredients such as ice cream and dry ice. The only requirement is a handful of straws, lots of booze, and a few good friends to share it with.

The Witch Doctor at VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub & Lounge
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An enchanting rooftop cocktail

If Las Vegas had a cocktail bucket list, VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub & Lounge’s Witch Doctor would definitely be close to the top. The giant cocktail, which has been on the menu for more than 10 years, is made with five types of rum, plus pineapple juice, grenadine, sour mix and dry ice. Ordering one is a guaranteed way to make the view from the rooftop lounge look even better.

VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub & Lounge, Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road; 702-777-7800

A giant Moscow Mule at Park on Fremont
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Monster Moscow mules

Sunny Las Vegas weather calls for refreshing, citrus-infused cocktails with just a little bite. The answer? Moscow mules, or to be more specific, giant Moscow mules on the garden patio at Park on Fremont. The quirky downtown bar serves them in huge copper mugs alongside an already impressive roster of creative — but admittedly less gigantic — drinks.

Park on Fremont, 506 Fremont St.; 702-834-3160

The Palm Royale at The Dorsey
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An upscale option

The words “giant cocktail” and “classy” are seldom used in the same sentence, but The Dorsey is changing that with its decidedly sophisticated take on punch bowls. Located at The Venetian, this sleek bar serves craft punch bowls meant to be shared between four to six people. The Palm Royale — made with gin, champagne, and watermelon and served in a rose gold swan — is as much fun to drink as it is to look at.

The Dorsey, The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-414-1945

The eight man milkshake at Fiddlestix
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A spiked milkshake for eight

By now, adult milkshakes are on just about every menu in Las Vegas, but Fiddlestix might be the first restaurant to serve a giant version. The 24-hour spot, located inside the Gold Spike, serves an eight-person spiked milkshake loaded with ice cream, vodka, and deep-fried Oreos. Single serving boozy milkshakes are also available for the slightly less indulgent diner.

Fiddlestix, Gold Spike, 217 Las Vegas Blvd. N.; 702-553-2558

Scorpion Bowl at The Golden Tiki
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Tiki-style shareables

The delightfully weird Golden Tiki serves classic Scorpion Bowls made with rum, gin, vodka, and juice as well as Zombie Punch Bowls made with a blend of three rums and juice. Friends looking for even more shareable cocktails can make any drink on the menu into a Kuuipo — a hollowed out pineapple for two.

The Golden Tiki, 3939 Spring Mountain Road; 702-222-3196

All Something for the Weekend Coverage [ELV]

VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub & Lounge

3700 W. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 702-777-7800

The Dorsey

3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 414-1945 Visit Website

Gold Spike

217 Las Vegas Boulevard North, , NV 89101 (702) 476-1082 Visit Website

Park On Fremont

506 East Fremont Street, , NV 89101 (702) 834-3160 Visit Website

Fiddlestix

217 Las Vegas Boulevard North, , NV 89101 (702) 553-2558 Visit Website

The Golden Tiki

3939 Spring Mountain Road, , NV 89102 (702) 222-3196 Visit Website

The Venetian

3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 414-1000 Visit Website

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