The downtown arts scene in Las Vegas has seen many quality businesses open up shop over the last several years. From galleries and restaurants to clubs and bars, this is the place to be if you’re looking for some of the city’s most unique spots.
Velveteen Rabbit is one of the newest bars to open in the arts district and has become a mainstay for quality drink and booze enthusiasts. Open since 2013, it quickly earned a reputation as one of the top craft cocktail bars in the area. The whimsical decor, dimly lit seating clusters and top notch drinks will keep you coming back again and again. This is where we launched Denizen Rum in the Las Vegas market, so it holds a special place in our hearts.
The cocktail and craft beer menus at Velveteen Rabbit are impressive. Original drinks made with top notch spirits and hand made syrups and bitters are the norm. Currently, our favorite drink is called the Aberdeen Son and is a sophisticated blend of infused sherry, molasses syrup, menta and Denizen Merchant’s Reserve. Be sure to stop in to Velveteen Rabbit next time your in Vegas and order one. We think you’ll love the bar and the cocktail. Cheers!
Courtesy of Cody Fredrickson, Velveteen Rabbit, Las Vegas
1.5 oz Denizen Merchant’s Reserve
1 oz sarsaparilla infused Lustau amontillado sherry
.5 oz molasses syrup
.5 oz Vintone menta
Garnish: Smoked Star Anise, Orange Oil
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir.
Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Express the oils from a peel of orange on top and discard..Garnish with a whole smoked star anise.
1218 S Main St
Las Vegas, NV 89104