As a New Yorker I miss home; I only get back East once a year. Luckily, there’s no shortage of New York flavor to be found in Las Vegas. (Seriously—is there a single New York dining institution that hasn’t been re-created here?) On its latest cocktail menu, Rao’s in Caesars Palace features six new specialty drinks with a whole lot of New York-Italian attitude. Inspired by modern Italian dining trends and the increasing popularity of moscato wine, Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada mixologist Leann Kruger created the New Yorker ($15), a blend of Skyy Infusions Moscato Grape, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, fresh sour and basil leaves. It’s so floral, fragrant and delicious—say it with me now—fuggedaboutit.
The New Yorker
As served at Rao’s in Caesars Palace, $15
In a mixing glass, combine 1½ ounce Skyy Infusions Moscato Grape, ¾ ounce St-Germain, 1 ounce fresh sour mix and 3 basil leaves. Add ice, cover, shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh basil leave and a sliced grape.