Lowball Diary

"Maybe the real gift of ladies’ night is that it draws us out to have actual lives, and sometimes to bring the men with us."

Chicas, cowgirls and classy tipplers: Cashing in on Ladies’ Night

April 14th, 2015

"Maybe the real gift of ladies’ night is that it draws us out to have actual lives, and sometimes to bring the men with us."

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    Our recipe for a great Valentine’s Day is pink paper hearts, chocolate, flowers and lots of alcohol.

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    This cocktail, created with Venezuelan rum, will warm you up on a cold, gloomy day.

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    Mastering the art of balance, this cocktail is fresh and crisp while simultaneously rich and warm.

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    It’s sour, sweet, colorful and sure to put a silly smile on your face—even on a gloomy day.

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    There are very few cocktails that can compare to The Grand — this libation is truly in a league of its own.

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    What better way to welcome the New Year than with a golden, decadent Champagne cocktail in hand?

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    An eggnog cocktail is traditional for Christmastime festivities, and while there are many incarnations, this particular recipe is the crème de la crème.

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    Rich, refined and filled with chocolate—this cocktail is more reminiscent of artisanal dark chocolate than it is of your typical candy bar.

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    Created in honor of NFR, this cocktail is made for cowboys, ranchers and their fans alike.

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    You’re going to want to keep this cocktail recipe in your arsenal this season because it’s a sure-fire holiday hit, regardless of what you’re celebrating.

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    This fun, festive cocktail is just the thing to kick off the holiday party season and bring some lighthearted, autumn-themed joy to the table.

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    Delicate, refined, unexpected and satisfying — the Kyoto Whisper is like sipping on the most beautiful sweet nothings you’ve ever heard, or tasted.

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    This upscale highball recipe is an intricate blend of refreshing and unexpected flavors.

  • Issues

    It’s a special day when we have the opportunity to combine alcohol with dessert, but hey, sometimes you really can have it all.

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    What do you get when you combine a high-quality Scotch with a cocoa liqueur and a robust port? A dark, complex and delicious cocktail.

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    This sophisticated take on the classic Old Fashioned will impress cocktail purists, bourbon-lovers and experimental mixologists alike.

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    Tequila, North America’s first distilled spirit, was created during the 16th century in the Mexican state now known as Jalisco. Today, Jalisco remains the single ...

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    More swanky cocktail party, less pool-side barbecue—this drink is perfect for the transition between summertime and autumn

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    Crisp and refreshing, while still being indulgently rich, “Light & Stormy” is the perfect name for this cocktail.

  • Nightlife

    Move over, piña coladas and Mai Tais. In the realm of festively elaborate tropical cocktails, the Caribbean Kiss is now reigning supreme.

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  • Closing out the season at Encore Beach Club, a venue as well-oiled as the tourists.

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  • Features

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    The busy Chicago-born comedian returns to the Aces of Comedy series at the Mirage this week.

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    Vanessa and Elena Skye’s gallery, nestled within the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, has distinguished itself from its neighbors with its local roots.

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    The California goth-punk veterans are an efficient hard-rock machine, as they proved over the course of 70 minutes.

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    The new bar and lounge feels like a hybrid of Mad Men and The Jetsons.

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