This past Friday, August 5, Caesars Palace Las Vegas celebrated its 50th anniversary – exactly five decades from the day it first opened its doors.
The event included a special birthday pool party with nearly 3,000 hotel and special guests hosted by chef Gordon Ramsay at the Garden of The Gods Pool Oasis.
Following fireworks, Master of Ceremonies and radio personality Chet Buchanan introduced the three finalists in the nationwide Caesars Palace 50th Anniversary Cocktail Competition before announcing that J.R. Starkus, Southern Glazer’s District Manager, Brand Development & Resorts Mixology for Nevada, won for his “Lazy Stroll” cocktail creation.
The cocktail will be served in select bars at Caesars Palace throughout the rest of the year.
See J.R.’s winning cocktail recipe below:
1 ½ oz. Plymouth Gin
½ oz. Cointreau
¾ oz. Chamomile infused Honey Syrup
¾ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
½ oz. Egg White
Pour in a coupe glass. Garnis with dried chamomile flower and fresh lemon oil (expressed and discarded).