If you’re doing some drinking Downtown, sooner or later you’re going end up at Atomic Liquors. If it’s sooner, you’re more likely to sample from Atomic’s incredible craft beer list, one of the most diverse and delicious selections in all of Las Vegas. If it’s later, maybe you’ll be more in the mood for one of the iconic bar’s cocktails, which change frequently to accommodate fresh flavors and bartender creativity.
One of the latest and greatest concoctions is called Under the Sea. Its ingredients are intriguing, so curious that you’ll wonder how its components will come together. The answer: beautifully. Pineapple-infused rum mingles with dry, white Fino sherry and fresh lime juice. Orgeat syrup adds just the right amount of sweetness, while savory, herbal Scarborough bitters bring bold notes to the party. It’s crowned with a dash of absinthe, turning something smooth and balanced into a wild ride.
It’s an unorthodox cocktail that stands on its own, not unlike the oldest freestanding bar in Las Vegas. Atomic Liquors, 702-982-3000; Monday-Wednesday 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Thursday 2 p.m.-3 a.m., Friday 2 p.m.-4 a.m., Saturday noon-4 a.m., Sunday noon-2 a.m.