With a name like Juniper, it’s clear that gin is the spotlight spirit at Park MGM’s brand-new craft barroom. And the timing feels perfect– the fragrant, herbaceous, quickly mixed alcohol variety is perfect for summer season cocktailing.
The new location uses a much deeper level of gin exploration and education for curious patrons and a comfortable, flexible experience for everybody else. “It substitutes that gambling establishment nightlife place, however you do not seem like, here comes 10 o’clock and I got ta go since it’s a bar, or that it’s pretentious,” says Craig Schoettler, executive director of beverage and corporate mixologist at MGM Resorts.
There’s a taste for each drinker, like an Old Made made with Whistle Pig 10-year rye and barrel-aged maple syrup ($17), but with about 80 gins on the menu, you ‘d be remiss if you didn’t attempt some. “In Las Vegas we truly have not had a venue that focuses on gin,” Schoettler says. “When you look at the timeless cocktails, the bulk have gin in them.”
New gins with sensational flavor profiles bring some of the enjoyable, like Colorado’s Spring 44, distilled from honey and utilized in the True to the Roots cocktail ($15) with fresh lemon, orange and clover honey. The very best method to begin at Juniper is a customizable gin and tonic highball. Will you choose a standard like Hendrick’s, Bombay or Tanqueray, or try something various like Boodles from England or Ferdinand’s from Germany? What type of drinker are you?
JUNIPER BARROOM Park MGM, 702-730-7777. Sunday-Thursday, 5 p.m.-midnight; Friday- Saturday, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.