If you walked up to the Chandelier Bar at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and asked for the “Flower Drink” there is a good chance that the people around you might be a bit confused.
However, the bartender will explain that the drink is actually called the Verbena, and they’ll instruct you to head to Chandelier 1.5, as in that level of the Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan that is between the casino and the 2nd floor.
This award-winning bar is known for its creative, handcrafted cocktails such as the Verbena.
Mariena Mercer is the lead mixologist on the property and is responsible for what is happening behind the bars of the resort.
From Bond to The Vesper, the culture of the cocktail is one to be sought out at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
The seasonal list of drinks is so enticing that you could easily make the Chandelier Bar the focus of your quarterly pilgrimage to the Las Vegas strip.
Some cocktails are reminiscent of Thai Food in a glass crossed with a sweet dessert.
Others have flavors of popcorn and may evoke midnight movies at the big screen.
Mercer described a camping experience through a cocktail that had smoke lingering in the air.
She also makes a mean Old Fashioned, called the “Infinite Playlist." One thing to keep in mind is that the menu changes often, so if you plan on ordering your regular drink, this is not the place.
Instead, it's smart to go to Chandelier Bar Level 1.5 and try something new every time because it would be a shame to miss what was on the radar for the coming season.
The Verbena is the one drink that you can consistently find at Chandelier Bar 1.5, but you will not find it on the menu.