St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail featuring Master Mixologist David Brogan and Dress The Drink

11 03 2014

You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy a nice St. Patty’s day drink! Join Master Mixologist David Brogan on an Irish Jig featuring Dress The Drink…

“Stoli Green Mary”

The Mix…

Green Mary Base
1 1/2 cups Heirloom Yellow Tomatoes (chopped)
1/2 Avocado
1 cup Tomatillios (chopped)
1/2 Cucumber (skinned and sliced)
Combine ingredients in a food processor or blender with a 1/2 cup of water and blend until smooth. Makes enough for approximately 6 – 8 Green Mary’s.

The Cocktail…
2 oz Stoli Premium Vodka
5 oz Green Mary Base
1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 tsp. Horseradish
1/4 tsp. Garlic Salt
Pinch of Celery Seed
Pinch of Cracked Pepper
4 dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
4 dashes of Jalapeño Tabasco Sauce

The Blend…
Combine all the ingredients over ice and shake well.
Pour into a tall glass rimmed with Dress The Drink Lime Candied Clover Wheel and Crushed Mint,Clover and Sea Salt Blend.


Whatever Lulu wants, Lulu gets!

25 04 2013

Lulu- Winn- PRichards - Photo By Lucky Wenzel
When the opening of Andrea’s, the vibe-y Japanese-fusion hot spot named for Steve Wynn’s wife, was nigh, the Wynns specifically requested that there be a cocktail on the menu called “the Lulu” (rumor has it the name is sentimental to the couple). Well, there already is a Lulu cocktail, and the ingredients read like the inventory of your parents’ liquor cabinet: vodka, rum, amaretto, triple sec, peach schnapps, grenadine and sour mix.

Made with cheap or generic products, this sweet long drink is nothing but a wicked spring-break hangover in the making. But, in the deft hands of Wynn Resorts property mixologist Patricia Richards, even a relic from the Dark Ages of cocktails can be made sophisticated. “A cocktail can be fruity and fun as long as it’s balanced!” Richards says. Fashioned from premium and fresh products, Lulu is a new woman—easy, breezy and beautiful, like the commercial says, and garnished with a jaunty striped paper straw. Whatever Lulu wants, Lulu gets!

The Lulu
As served at Andrea’s in Encore, $16

In a mixing glass, combine ½ ounce Grey Goose vodka, ½ ounce Malibu rum, ½ ounce Massenez Crème de Peche liqueur, ½ ounce Cointreau triple sec liqueur, ¼ ounce Disaronno Originale amaretto and 4½ ounces Rocky’s Fresh Sweet & Sour. Add ice, cover, shake lightly and strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass. Drizzle 1/8 ounce grenadine syrup along one side of the glass to create a layering effect. Garnish with a dehydrated blood orange from Dress the Drink (