Low on calories, but big on flavor. That?s what Wynn Resorts property mixologist Patricia Richards had in mind when she combined citrus and cucumber to create one of the most refreshing cocktails of summer. One of her core principles at Wynn Resorts is to know her clientele and what they will like. And what they like is to party day and night. Situated next to Surrender and Encore Beach Club, Wynn?s hip Asian hot spot Andrea?s is keenly aware of those needs, and especially the desires of its female clientele to look good in both bikinis and party dresses. With that party aesthetic in mind, Richards uses Skinny Girl tangerine vodka, Solerno blood orange liqueur and fresh lime juice and tops it with Mr. Q Cumber soda for a full-flavored-but-lower-calorie long drink. A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Richards celebrates her 10th Las Vegas summer in August, and is bringing sexy back one skinny, sexy little cocktail at a time.
Bringing Sexy Back
As served at Andrea?s Restaurant in Encore, $16
In an empty Collins glass, build cocktail by adding 2 ounces Skinny Girl tangerine vodka, 1/3 ounce Solerno blood orange liqueur, 1/3 ounce rock candy syrup, ? ounce freshly squeezed lime juice and finally 5? ounces Mr. Q Cumber soda, pouring soda last. Fill glass with ice, placing 3 long English cucumber slices and 2 quarter slices of orange attractively inside the glass as you fill it with ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint.