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Las Vegas
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The Las Vegas cocktail is a distinctive mixed drink that marries the bold flavors of whiskey and the herbal notes of white vermouth with the sweet and fizzy combination of ... more The Las Vegas cocktail is a distinctive mixed drink that marries the bold flavors of whiskey and the herbal notes of white vermouth with the sweet and fizzy combination of cola and lemonade. This rich and refreshing beverage is typically served in a highball glass, which allows ample room for ice and garnishes to enhance the drinking experience. The presence of whiskey suggests a warm, oaky undertone, while the white vermouth contributes a subtle bitterness that balances out the sweetness of the cola and the tangy zest of the lemonade. Perfect for those looking to indulge in a bit of the spirited glamor associated with its namesake city, the Las Vegas cocktail offers a playful twist on classic ingredients. Garnished with a slice of lime, it provides a visually appealing and taste bud tantalizing treat that captures the essence of a lively night out.
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14% | 2.52 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Las Vegas

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add Jack Daniel's and Martini Bianco vermouth to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well and strain into a half pint glass with ice
Top up the glass with lemonade and coke
Garnish with a slice of lime and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How should the Las Vegas cocktail be properly mixed?

The Las Vegas cocktail should be shaken to ensure that all the ingredients - cola, lemonade, whiskey, and white vermouth - are thoroughly mixed and chilled before serving. This mixing method also helps to slightly dilute the drink with the melting ice, balancing the taste.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Las Vegas to enhance its flavors?

The optimal way to serve the Las Vegas cocktail is in a highball glass filled with ice. This not only keeps the drink cold but also allows the flavors of the whiskey and white vermouth to blend smoothly with the cola and lemonade, creating a refreshing and enjoyable experience.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Las Vegas cocktail if I don't have them on hand?

Yes, you can make substitutions in the Las Vegas cocktail to suit your taste or availability of ingredients. For instance, if you don't have white vermouth, you might use another type of vermouth like dry vermouth, though this will slightly alter the flavor profile. Similarly, if you prefer a non-cola option, ginger ale could be an interesting substitute, offering a different kind of sweetness and spice.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in the Las Vegas compare to other cocktails?

The Las Vegas cocktail has an alcohol content of 14%, which places it in the moderate range of alcohol-by-volume (ABV) percentages for cocktails. It's stronger than light cocktails like a Mimosa (around 10% ABV) but less potent than high-alcohol content drinks such as a Martini (around 20-30% ABV), making it a balanced choice for those seeking a middle ground in terms of strength.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

Are there any popular customizations for the Las Vegas cocktail to fit personal preferences?

Certainly, one popular customization for the Las Vegas cocktail is to adjust the ratios of the ingredients for a sweeter or stronger taste. Adding a splash more cola or lemonade can make it sweeter, while increasing the whiskey portion can enhance its strength and warmth. Some might also add a twist of lemon peel or a cherry for a garnish to add a touch of elegance and a slight fruity note to the drink.

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