Can cocktails be healthy? That probably depends whom you ask—and what you’re drinking. But if you’re searching for a drink with some benefits on the side, look no further than the Juice Standard at the Cosmopolitan, which recently began offering a menu of “cold-pressed cocktails” crafted with its line of raw, organic juices. Detoxing while retoxing has never been so delicious.
“The object is to create something healthy that is also naughty,” says co-founder Marcella Williams, who set out to produce twists on classic cocktails that alleviate next-day hangovers. “If you’re going to be bad, be good at it.”
King/Queen for a Day is a take on a whiskey-ginger, kicked up a few notches with fresh-pressed ginger in the Bee Royal blend, made with lemon and apple. The pressed produce melds beautifully with apple brandy and ginger beer.
Looking for something sweet? Enter the Happy Russian, a variation on the standard White Russian. The Bee Happy nut milk, made with alkaline and coconut waters, cashews, Brazil nuts, walnuts, local honey, cacao, vanilla bean and pink Himalayan salt, is the perfect mixer for the Dude’s favorite sipper.
Bloody Marys have long been a go-to hangover cure, so it’s no surprise a spin made this menu. Subbing gin for vodka and the juicery’s Bee Resilient green juice (made with romaine, spinach, cucumber, parsley, kale, microgreens, ginger and lemon) for tomato, The Heart & The Fist is a mellower take on the Mary. But if you want a kick, just ask your juicing mixologist. “I do it spicy, says” Williams. “I’ve been told before I’m a Thai 10.” The Juice Standard at the Cosmopolitan, 702-698-7000, daily 7 a.m.-11 p.m.