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Bound is a must-try for the craft cocktail fanatic

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Find your soulmate cocktail at Bound.
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There’s a singularity at the Cromwell, an element of one, that makes the boutique resort feel so special, so unique among its neighbors on the Las Vegas Strip. There’s just one restaurant, the vibrant Giada. There’s just one club, the electrifying Drai’s Beachclub and Nightclub. There are diverse experiences to be had at the Cromwell, but everything is distilled down to its pure essence.

If you’re a craft cocktail connoisseur, there’s one place you absolutely must experience on the Strip, and it just happens to be the Cromwell’s lobby bar. Bound is the brainchild of global bar legend Salvatore Calabrese, and his first Vegas venue is a cozy, classic environment with eclectic live music nightly and even a few snacks supplied by Giada upstairs.

But these drinks don’t share the spotlight. Calabrese’s signature Breakfast Martini is more than memorable, blending Bombay Sapphire and Cointreau with fresh lemon juice and orange marmalade. The Godfrey, famous as the favorite sip of Robert De Niro, is a soul-warming treat made with Rémy Martin VSOP, Grand Marnier, créme de mure, lemon and blackberries. Classics like the Vieux Carré and the Blood & Sand are executed to perfection, and creative Champagne cocktails and espresso-infused libations bring fresh flavors to the experience.

At Bound, you will discover the one drink that fits your mood and style perfectly. Enjoy the search for your singular satisfaction. Bound at the Cromwell, 702-777-3777; Monday-Wednesday 2 p.m.-2 a.m., Thursday-Sunday noon-3 am.

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Brock Radke has been writing about Las Vegas for almost two decades. He currently serves as editor-at-large covering entertainment and ...

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