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Las Vegas Summer Sipper Cocktails

Refreshing summertime cocktails at your favorite Strip resorts

Summer cocktails are meant to be light and refreshing. Something sweet. Something simple. Something sippable. Margaritas, mojitos and martinis immediately come to mind—but anything with a bit of a rum punch certainly fits the bill. Here we offer three alternatives to the usual suspects.

Cotton Candy Martini at Serendipity 3 Las Vegas

Cotton Candy Martini at Serendipity 3. Photo by Sabin Orr.

Cotton Candy Martini @ Serendipity 3 – Caesars Palace

A favorite fairground food gets a grown-up twist at Serendipity 3. Pinnacle Cotton Candy vodka, white cranberry juice and vanilla syrup are shaken and poured over a pink ball of sugary goodness, and abracadabra—the cotton candy disappears, leaving behind a sweet, fun cocktail.












Las Vegas Strip Cocktails

When Life Gives You Lemons Cocktail at 3535. Photo by Sabin Orr.

When Life Gives You Lemons @ 3535 – The LINQ Hotel & Casino

The Strip’s only infusion bar serves some of the city’s most unique seasonal drinks. The latest to catch our eye is this strawberry kiwi-infused Herradura Blanco tequila cocktail with fresh-squeezed lemonade and strawberry purée. It’s summer in a glass.











The Giada Cocktail at Giada

The Giada Cocktail at Giada. Photo by Sabin Orr.

The Giada Cocktail @ Giada – The Cromwell

All the cocktails on the menu are named for movies that her late grandfather, Dino De Laurentiis, produced—except the Giada Cocktail. This signature drink mixes Kappa pisco, pineapple syrup, lime juice, homemade apricot preserves, egg white and Angostura bitters. To top it off, the foam is signed with a “G.”

About The Author

Ryan Slattery grew up in Boston. It wasn’t until he moved to Las Vegas in 2003 that the city’s sports teams started winning championships—eight since he left. Now, he’s only allowed back to visit. Ryan is the managing editor of Vegas Player magazine and also writes about travel, entertainment and dining for a number of national publications.

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