Virtuoso Life - May/June 2017 - 57
Not your average tents but then again,
not your average safari company.
It's different in Micato's Africa.
Glass castle: The Chandelier
bar at The Cosmopolitan.
1½ ounces Herradura Blanco tequila
1 ounce ginger syrup
1 ounce lemon juice
2 ounces yuzu sour
(such as Perfect
1 Szechuan button
flower (available at
Shake all ingredients
except the flower
over ice. Strain over
crushed ice into an
and garnish with the
The cocktail began as a lemon verbenainflected seasonal special. When the herb's
season ended, so did the Verbena's run, to patrons' chagrin. "I thought people were going
to come and riot at my house," says Mariena
Mercer, The Cosmopolitan's chef mixologist and the Verbena's inventor. She tweaked
the recipe with yuzu sour and lemon, and
made the drink available year-round to anyone who knew enough to ask. "I thought
over time it would kind of die off and people
would forget about it," she says. But word of
mouth is a powerful marketer: Last year bartenders at The Chandelier slung well over
100,000 Verbenas, and sales are on track
to double this year. So if you're in the mood
for a drink next time you're in Vegas, put on
something sparkly and head to The Cosmopolitan. They have a flower for you.
Contact your Virtuoso
Travel Advisor for details
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