Repeal Day, rocks for your glass and books for your bar

• If you pop bottles, sip tipples or take shots, then you owe a huge debt to the 21st Amendment, which ended America’s Prohibition in 1933. Celebrate your right to booze on Dec. 5 (#RepealDay) with Moët Hennessy at RM Seafood in Mandalay Bay. From 7-9 p.m. enjoy $3-$5 small plates, plus the first 30 people to show up with this week’s issue of Vegas Seven are invited to participate in a complimentary Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label toast at 9 p.m. And everyone who brings in this issue will enjoy $1 pre-Prohibition-style specialty cocktails—Stober Again and 21 > 18, featuring Glenmorangie, Grand Marnier, Hennessy and Veuve Clicquot—while they last.

• While you’re there, be sure to congratulate RM’s J.R. Starkus. A pair of cocktail competitions recently heaped the accolades on the lead barman, first in the 2012 Angostura U.S. Cocktail Challenge with his cocktails, the Long Road Home and the Third Voyage, as well as first in the Noble Places 2012 National Cocktail Competition by Casa Noble Tequila with his cocktail, the Supernatural Margarita.

• We’re always looking for new ways to experience spirits. For those who prefer actual ice in their spirits (as opposed to the chillable Whiskey Stones or stainless-steel Tilt and Balls of Steel), the Roller Rock Glass, one of the most popular items at the man cave outfitters ($21), comes with a two-inch ice sphere mold and a glass that keeps the ball rolling.

• In celebration of Double Down Saloon’s 20th anniversary, for a limited time, patrons of “The Happiest Place on Earth” who buy Vegas Knockout ($15, CityLife Books) at the bar will receive a free Vegas Knockout shot. For more book suggestions—for yourself or as a holiday gift for the committed cocktailian—see the essential reading list from Las Vegas’ five-star general of mixology.



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