Address: Park MGM, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Hours: Open Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Just as the Monte Carlo converts into the Park MGM, the resort debuts a new cocktail lounge with a love for all things gin. Juniper Cocktail Lounge brings a stylish respite off the casino floor and a menu of classic cocktails, whether they feature gin as the centerpiece or not.
The Martin Brudnizki-designed space takes its inspiration from European gardens, much like Primrose, the French restaurant that opened last year at the resort.
Craig Schoettler, MGM Resort’s newly minted executive director of beverage and corporate mixologist, assembled what may be the largest collection of gin in the city for fortune-telling gin and tonics. Here, the GnT lets drinkers choose their gin and flavor profile through a childhood-inspired Fortune Teller paper game.
Other gin-based concoctions include The Bird with Bluecoat gin, strawberry, Dolin dry vermouth, and lemon, served in lovely bird-shaped glasses with mint leaves as the tail feathers.
The Ramos Gin Fizz mixes Tanqueray gin, orange blossom, lemon, lime, crème, and egg white, a blooming cocktail from the late 19th century.
Take a look around.