Sin-ful City Holiday Desserts: Get Sweet in Vegas

Posted Monday, December 23, 2013 by in Las Vegas Restaurants. Comments Off.

Over-the-top Vegas has just the treats to seduce you into indulging during the holidays. Satisfy your sweet tooth and get into the holiday spirit with these gourmet holiday desserts, chocolates and cocktails.

 

Peppermint Hollytini

Happy Hollytini Trevi

Happy “Hollytini” from Trevi.

Trying to get in the mood to finish shopping your Christmas wish list shopping? Nothing says “holiday” like Trevi’s Happy Hollytini, a candy cane martini made of vanilla vodka, Peppermint Schnapps and Bailey’s. To finish, the Forum Shops hot spot swirls the concoction with wintery white chocolate and rims it with crushed peppermint candy.

 

Adults-only milk and cookies

Stacked Cookies Sugar Factory

In Vegas, Santa takes his milk and cookies with gourmet ice-cream and chocolate milk liqueur.

Does your Santa have a sweet tooth? Paris hotel’s Sugar Factory makes sure every would-be Mr. or Mrs. Clause can have their Christmas Eve treat with its new Adult Milk and Cookies dessert. The chocolate milk liqueur makes this an over-21-only treat and the cookies include chocolate chip, s’mores and red velvet. Spring for the customizable ice-cream sandwiches, where the sky’s the limit.

 

Christmas-y Royal Velvet

Royal Velvet Rao's Caesars Palace

Toast Christmas with a Christmas-y cocktail like this Royal Velvet.

The tight-knit Italian family of Rao’s, inside Caesars Palace, loves Christmas so much that it leaves its décor up year-round. Hit up the bar for its Christmas-inspired Royal Velvet cocktail featuring Crown Royal Maple, Glenmorangie 10yr, Velvet Cinn Horchata, Licor 43 and cinnamon.

 

Eggnog gelato

Gelato Display Trevi

Trevi’s holiday collection of homemade gelato includes eggnog flavor.

Trevi’s pastry chef, Hank Sbraccia, is celebrating the holidays by serving his unique homemade eggnog gelato, prepared with bourbon, dark rum and a hint of freshly grated nutmeg. Check back in around New Year’s Eve for his specialty Champagne variety.

 

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Gordon Ramsay Steak Pumpkin

Sin City’s sinful holiday pumpkin spice cake

Gordon Ramsay, the man who serves his sinful sticky toffee pudding with a “stick” of butter (ice-cream), has whipped up a four-piece holiday pumpkin spice cake with marshmallow topping.  Dig in at Gordon Ramsay Steak inside Paris.

 

Gourmet chocolate collection

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For the chocoholic who can never have just one…

Fuel up for last-minute shopping at Max Brenner at Forum Shops. Can’t decide what to buy? This large tin, his Pattern Collection, is loaded with a whopping nine of Max’s specialty chocolate items. Don’t let the quantity fool you — you’ll still have to ration to make the delicious goodies last until the New Year.

 

Countdown chocolates

Vosges

Count down to Christmas with chocolate.

Down the hall in the “new” section of the shopping emporium houses the haute Vosges, which this year offered a ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas advent calendar in a keepsake box. Each day leading up to Christmas reveals one chocolate in a collection of caramels, organic peanut butter bonbons, toffee, exotic chocolate bar minis and a gnome.

 

A holiday array of sweets

Carnival World Buffet Rio

It’s the Vegas way: an endless array of desserts at Rio’s world-famous buffet.

Head to Rio All-Suites Hotel for its famous Carnival World Buffet – and its impressive array of desserts. Already a mouth-watering collection, the pastry chefs have added extra holiday desserts designed for buffet fans who can’t commit to just one treat (why would you?)

 

Winter wonderland sundaes

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Indulge a little: sundaes at Serendipity 3

Bring the whole family to Serendipity 3 in front of Caesars Palace for an array of sundaes – from its famous “Frrrozen” hot chocolate to all the classics, like hot fudge, caramel and peanut butter. Work off some of the indulgence afterwards at Caesars Chalet, a winter wonderland-worthy ice-skating rink that’s open just for Christmas.

 

Festive martinis

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Kick up your heels and be festive, starting with this Red One martini at Old Homestead.

Celebrate Christmas time with one of Old Homestead’s hand-crafted cocktails at Caesars Palace. Want to be extra festive? Order this Red One martini.

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Abby Tegnelia covered all things Vegas as editor-in-chief of three local magazines over seven years, most recently the luxury title Vegas. A lover of everything this town has to offer, she is hugely proud that travelers all over the world maintain a curiosity for Sin City and has remained in demand as a Vegas expert for a number of web sites, national publications, and other projects. Abby now splits her time between Vegas and Silicon Valley, CA.

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