Whether diners drink alcohol or not is up to preference, but those who want to avoid adult beverages yet order a drink with more flavor than a water or soda can turn to mocktails on the menu. Las Vegas restaurants have turned up their mixology practices to apply them to non-alcoholic beverages, bringing thoughtful and creative flair to these beverages. Here’s a look at some of the restaurants in Las Vegas that serve something a bit more exotic with their mocktails.Read More
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1. The Underground at The Mob Museum
The Underground Speakeasy, the lounge hidden in the Mob Museum, features three nonalcoholic drinks. The Keep Sober cocktail brings together grenadine, lemon, and elderflower tonic. The rosemary grapefruit fizz combines grapefruit, rosemary, and tonic. And the raspberry lavender fizz mixes raspberry, lavender, lemon, and soda water.
2. Oscar's Steakhouse
While former mayor may prefer Belvedere vodka in his martinis, his namesake restaurant at the Plaza offers two nonalcoholic drinks. Oscar’s Steakhouse features the Strawberry Refresher with strawberry puree, lime juice, and Sprite and the Basil Lemonade made with basil simple syrup and sweet and sour. Each are $6.
3. The Barrymore
The retro vibe of The Barrymore at the Royal Resort is enough reason to visit this gem just off the Strip and near the Las Vegas Convention Center. But the mocktails here offer a refreshing break from alcohol. The Fauxito features lime, mint, and fresh berries; the Domesticated Mule combines ginger shrub, limeade, and sparkling water; while the peach Bellini mixes white peach puree and Fever Tree ginger beer. All go for $10 each.
4. Parasol Down and Parasol Up
Head to Parasol Up and Parasol Down at Wynn Las Vegas for nonalcoholic drinks such as Exotic Sparkling Lemonade with Meyer lemon, lime, tangerine, and yuzu, lightly sweetened and topped with club soda; Light & Bubbly with freshly muddled cucumber, ginger ale, and lime; or the Ruby Sparkle with San Pellegrino Pompelmo, Pom pomegranate juice, and Peychaud’s bitters.
Partage, the French restaurant in Chinatown, offers three nonalcoholic drinks, all for $9 each. Passion Lavender combines homemade lavender syrup, passion fruit puree, lemon, and cranberry juice; the Exotica Colada uses pineapple and orange juices, and coconut and mango puree; while the Summer Lover features cranberry and lemon juices, berries syrup, and calamansi meringue.
6. Electra Cocktail Club
Electra Cocktail Club at the Palazzo goes spicy with its nonalcoholic drink. The Stone Fruit Season combines Hellfire habanero shrub with lime juice, honey, peach puree, pineapple juice, and club soda.
7. CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Cut, the steakhouse from Wolfgang Puck at the Palazzo, features two mocktails. The Cracklin Rosie combines cranberry juice, raspberries, lychee purée, and rose water while the Tempting Fate mixes Bartlett pear, lemongrass, lime, and ginger.
8. Mott 32 Las Vegas
Even Asian restaurants are getting in on the mocktail trend. Mott 32 at the Palazzo offers a trio of “Mottails” for a flavorful Asian twist on their non-alcoholic beverages. The Jasmine Cooler features lychee, jasmine tea, and orange blossom; the Rose Garden combines rose, rhubarb, Roselle, and ginger; while the Violet Pearl mixes Hawthorn, plum, and red date. All go for $12 each.
9. Black Tap
Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer at the Venetian has a couple mocktails to go along with those shakes and burgers. Pineapple Ginger Beer features fresh pineapple juice, fresh ginger, and lime, while the Raspberry Honey Rickey uses raspberry, fresh lime, and honey.
10. The Dorsey
While the Dorsey’s high-end cocktails and swanky setting make it a top spot for drinking, it does have a mocktail for those who aren’t drinking. The Garden Party mixes green apple juice, cucumber juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and mint leaves.
11. Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen
Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen in front of Caesars Palace offers three nonalcoholic cocktails for $9 each. Aqua Fresca features watermelon, agave nectar, and lime juice; the Banshee Whisper combines rhubarb puree, el Corazon mix, simple syrup, and Fever Tree ginger beer; and the Hibiscus Sour mixes hibiscus tea, lemon, and simple syrup.
12. PBR Rock Bar & Grill
PBR Rock Bar & Grill inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort offers five different mocktails for $13 each and served in a 15-ounce souvenir hurricane glass. A Cucumber Lime Refresher is made with Sierra Mist, Monin cucumber syrup, lime juice, and sweet and sour with a cucumber garnish, while the Strawberry Citrus Soda mixes lemonade, Monin strawberry syrup, and sweet and sour with a strawberry garnish. Other options include the wildberry Citrus Soda made with lemonade, Monin wildberry syrup, and sweet and sour with a Swedish Fish garnish; the Peach Palmer made with iced tea, lLemonade, and Monin peach syrup with a lemon garnish; and the Wildberry Palmer is made with iced tea, lemonade, and Monin wildberry syrup with a lemon garnish.
Get in some golf and drink a mocktail at Topgolf at the MGM Grand. The new fall menu includes the caramel apple mocktail made with Monin caramel, apple juice, ginger beer, and sweet cream for $6.