Coming out on top this summer at Las Vegas’ newest day-club, Nikki Beach, is the Island Watermelon cocktail. Served either by the glass ($14) or by the pitcher ($68), this pulpy poolside sipper unites two of summer’s most refreshing notions: watermelon and cucumber. To make at home, muddle three large chunks of fresh watermelon with six slices of cucumber and a half-ounce of simple syrup. Add 2 ounces Ciroc vodka, half-ounce Watermelon Pucker and a splash each of sour mix, 7-Up and soda. Then repair to the shade and have a seat; it’s a better position from which to pat yourself on the back, you incredible bartender you.
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.