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Rx Boiler Room has just the right flavor for fall

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Comandon VS and chai-honey apple-lemon sour make up the foundation of the Poire Dakkar cocktail.
Photo: Sabin Orr

They say Las Vegas doesn’t have four seasons. So how do you know when summer has turned to fall? Pay attention to the menus. The finest restaurants shift to new, seasonal ingredients no matter what the weather app shows, and the same can be said for Vegas’ top cocktail shops—including the experimental, always stunning Rx Boiler Room.

So what’s on tap for October in this upstairs laboratory of food and drink, the sister establishment of Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood? It’s called the Poire Dakkar, and it’ll make your fall fantastic. Comandon VS cognac, aged between four and eight years in oak casks for a smooth, elegant, vanilla-honey finish, is mixed with the Boiler Room’s house-made chai-honey apple-lemon sour, a lightly fruity and sweet kiss for this complex spirit. A dash of baked apple bitters and a float of ginger beer finish it off with autumn tones that’ll make you forget all about pumpkin spice everything.

In Las Vegas, you can celebrate the season whenever and however you choose, sometimes with just one sip. Rx Boiler Room at the Shoppes at Mandalay Place, 702-632-7200; daily 5-11 p.m.

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