Six Irresistible Cocktails at The Quad’s Catalyst Bar

Posted Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by in Las Vegas Casinos, Las Vegas Hotels, Nightlife. Comments Off.

The beauty of the new Catalyst Bar at The Quad hotel isn’t just skin deep. There’s some specialty cocktail chops to back it up.

Catalyst Bar

Although we also think it's pretty.

This blog forced itself to try some of these new signature cocktails on your behalf, because we’re self-sacrificing like that.

First up is the Jal-E-Berri, with muddled strawberries and jalapenos (don’t say we didn’t warn you), Skyy vodka, fresh lime and grapefruit juices.

Jal-E-Berri

"Jal" as in "jalapeno." An important detail.

Next, try the Diablo El.

Yes, after you have this one, you may be transposing your Spanish. It’s got Patron tequila, creme de cassis, fresh lime juice, ginger beer and a splash of ginger ale. Say “hola” to “Senor Buzz.”

Diablo El

The devil could not be reached for comment.

A fine member of Catalyst Bar’s family of tempting signature cocktails is the Strawberry Cucumber Collins, a refreshing combination of Hendrick’s gin, strawberry puree and Collins mix.

strawberry_cucumber_collins

This one's particularly zippy.

The cocktail menu has an entire section devoted to “skinny” offerings, cocktails that skimp on the calories, but not on the flavor. The Skinny Margarita has Sauza tequila, fresh lime juice and Cointreau, whatever that might be.

Skinny Rita

Is this the perfect margarita? And don't you just love rhetorical questions?

Hope you’ve been pacing yourself, because our next cocktail is the Cable Car. It’s a mouthwatering confluence of Captain Morgan spiced rum, Cointreau and fresh sour.

Cable Car cocktail

The Cable Car is a modern take on the classic Sidecar. Which we knew off the top of our head, thanks.

Ever hear of a “Q-ini”? Of course not. Until Catalyst Bar invented them, they didn’t exist.

Q-inis are Champagne-based, and you can choose to add one of a variety of freshly-made purees: strawberry, blueberry, pineapple, mango or raspberry. This be the mango version.

Mango Q-ini cocktail

Yes, "Q-ini." Just deal.

So many delicious new cocktails to help kick-start your Las Vegas adventure! Drop by the new Catalyst Bar and try some of these lusty libations for yourself.

Oh, and not for nothing, but The Lusty Libations would make a great band name.



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