Certain club environs offer an obvious fit for certain drinks. When I’m at Encore Beach Club, I tend to do Tito’s—vodka, lots of ice, lots of lime. Hasn’t failed me yet.
But EBC offers plenty of other tasty, refreshing cocktails, by the glass or the pitcher, that make a lot of sense, too: fruity mojitos and spiked lemonades, the blended Frozen Elyx with passion fruit juice, the Texas Rose sangria. All very tempting.
And then there’s this season’s newbie, the Rum in the Coconut. Talk about tailor-made—a fresh Thai coconut, its outer-shell shaved off before being branded with the EBC logo, is hollowed out and filled with Bacardi coconut rum. Once one of your fellow partiers orders this fun little booze bomb, you pretty much have to get one, too. It’s as infectious as the booming music and loose vibe at EBC ... and an upgrade on my vodka lime. Bottoms up. Encore Beach Club, 702-770-7300; Friday & Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.