Cocktail of the Week

A pick-up line AND a drink at Slice of Vegas

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Sabrina Chapman

What's six inches and hard? In Vegas, that question could elicit several interpretations. But at Slice of Vegas Pizza at Mandalay Place, the answer is a cucumber.

Yes, a cucumber.

Slice’s GM Tony M. Cordovana, referred to as “The Big Slice,” further explains the What’s 6” and Hard? cocktail ($11.95) in a charming Sicilian accent: “I came up with the name because in my researches of doing the cucumber drink, the average fresh cucumber is 6 inches. … Obviously because it’s Vegas, it can be interpreted any way you’d like it.”

This perfect pick-up line drink leaves the palate satiated and hydrated. The vodka, lime and cucumber are subtle notes beneath sparkling club soda for a spritzer-like result that pairs well with Slice’s menu: appetizers like Not Your Mamma’s Garlic Bread, a good ol’ traditional Caesar salad and hot, oven-fresh pizzas.

What’s 6˝ and Hard?


2 oz. Effen Cucumber Vodka

4 oz. club soda

1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice

1 oz. agave syrup

4 cucumber slices


Muddle two cucumber slices with lime juice and agave syrup. Add Effen Cucumber Vodka and shake. Strain over ice. Top with club soda and garnish with remaining two cucumber slices.


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