Is there a more festive Las Vegas Strip property than Bellagio? Between the iconic fountains; the colorful inverted welcome-mat that is Dale Chihuly’s “Fiori di Como” glass sculpture hanging from the lobby ceiling; and the seasonally assembled beauty of the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Bellagio feels like a nonstop holiday celebration at any time of year.
But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for holiday-specific ornamentation, and that’s where Lily Bar & Lounge steps in with two new deliciously Christmasy cocktails. The luxurious cube near the center of the casino is currently serving up the Warm and Fuzzy—a sweet, smile-inducing blend of butterscotch and hot cocoa built on a foundation of Virginia Black American Whiskey. There’s whipped cream, cinnamon and a cherry on top. Of course.
For a more decadent take on a traditional treat, the Eggnog Mudslide spikes the classic nog with Grey Goose, Bailey’s Irish Cream and Godiva white chocolate liqueur. Get through half of this drink and you’ll be caroling your way through the rest of December. Lily Bar & Lounge at Bellagio, 702-693-8384; daily 5 p.m.-4 a.m.