Pay tribute to musical theater’s most showstopping numbers with an equally applause-worthy drink.
Just as Steve Wynn’s ShowStoppers combines the best moments from popular musicals to create one, ahem, singular sensation, the ShowStoppers cocktail also puts a modern twist on a timeless favorite. Available in the Encore Theatre Showroom as well as all Wynn and Encore restaurants and bars, the signature drink incorporates the classic flavors of an old fashioned— bourbon, orange, and sugar—but makes them simultaneously more exotic and more approachable. Act I: Blood orange liqueur and purée add a unique color and flavor. Act II: Vanilla syrup complements the vanilla and caramel notes of an overproof bourbon while sweetening the drink. Act III: Lemon juice and Pom pomegranate juice add additional bright flavors (and good-for-you antioxidants). The finale is happily familiar while standing tall on its own. We’ll clap for this number.
SHOWSTOPPERS COCKTAIL 1 1∕2 oz. Wild Turkey 101 bourbon 1∕2 oz. Solerno blood orange liqueur 1 oz. lemon juice 2 oz. Pom pomegranate juice 1∕2 oz. blood orange purée 1 oz. vanilla syrup
Candied orange crescent Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker. Shake well and strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice, garnish with the candied orange crescent, then sit back and enjoy.