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Halloween VooDoo in Vegas

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One of the winos had a multi-room time share (no comment on time shares) in Las Vegas, so a few of us decided to join them to see what we could discover.  Hint – we did not realize it was the weekend before Halloween so everyone in Las Vegas was “extra” happy.  Also by coincidence, the weekend started with Champagne Day so we knew we were off to a good start.  The Bellagio was at the top of our list.  The Fountains of Bellagio are an amazing attraction, and with their 16 sommeliers (including 2 Master Sommeliers), 90,000 bottles, 4,000 selections and 250 wines by the glass under a single roof and AAA Five Diamond-awarded Las Vegas restaurant options – how could we go wrong.  Well, we never made it to the Bellagio. The closest we got was a delicious, leisurely, late lunch at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant in the Paris Hotel from where we could see the fountains.

VoodooThe highlight of the trip was the VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub at the Rio Hotel & Casino.  It is one of the best views of Las Vegas (indoor/outdoor, bi-level club, 51 floors high)  and the bartenders do put on a show as they mix their signature drink the Witch Doctor.  For around $30 this drink is big enough to share and the dry ice they put in it makes it look like smoke billowing over the glass – perfect for Halloween!

  • 2 oz. Cruzan Pineapple Rum
  • 1 oz. Cruzan Raspberry Rum
  • 1 oz. Bacardi Light Rum
  • 1 oz. Captain Morgan Rum
  • 1 oz. Malibu Rum
  • 1 oz. Peach Schnapps
  • 1/2 oz. Grenadine
  • 2 oz. Pineapple Juice
  • 4 oz. Sour Mix
  • Maraschino cherries 

It was early Sunday morning when we left the VooDoo Lounge and the taxi line  (there are taxi lines everywhere in Vegas) full of characters in costume was actually a nice breath of fresh air before heading back to the resort.  Next time the Bellagio is definitely on our list!


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Enthusiasts in search of libations to enhance weekends. Research, travel, taste and drink responsibly. @WeekendWinos

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