How much do you know about the artistry that goes into mixology in Las Vegas? Do you have a favorite mixologist? For five special weeks, the best mixologists in Vegas will come together to compete for the title of the Master of Mixology at Clique Bar & Lounge. This is an intense competition where mixologists will put their skills to the test, and it’s an event that you won’t want to miss.
The Masters of Mixology Las Vegas
Masters of Mixology is back, and now in its third year, we’re changing things up a bit. We’ll pit 16 of the best mixologists against each other in five weeks of competition, beginning on Wednesday, March 6thand continuing on every Wednesday for the next six weeks. The victor will take home the title of being the Master of Mixology in Las Vegas.
But we’re doing things a bit differently this year, which will make the competition even more intense. All contestants will receive a sealed-away secret ingredient or tool as their invitation to the competition. Then, during each competition, the winner has the option to remove another competitor’s utensil.
The judging has changed, as well. Legendary mixologists and night life industry leaders will be in charge with deciding who will be crowned the Master of Mixology.
What exactly is mixology, anyway? Here’s a mixology 101 crash course that will help you to better understand the competition. While the terms “bartender” and “mixologist” are sometimes used interchangeably, there’s a significant difference between the two.
Bartenders tend to develop more general skills, and their goal is to serve anyone who comes to the bar for a drink. This may be as basic as pouring a beer, or more complicated in the form of creating a cocktail.
Mixologists,on the other hand, is an extension of bartending, but involves an elevated focus on mixing and crafting cocktails. Mixologists don’t just create drinks; they attend mixology schools to study why certain drinks work, and why particular techniques should be done in certain ways. For example, a mixologist will be well-versed in why certain mixes work well together, proper garnish techniques, and best practices in preparing a cocktail. Mixologists also use this knowledge to invent new and exciting drinks, and these talents help to keep a venue’s menu interesting and evolving.
Mixology at Clique
At Clique, we view mixology as the art is really is, and that’s why our mixologists are some of the very best that you’ll find in Las Vegas.
The Clique craft cocktailsoffer innovative twists on some of your favorite drinks. Our mixologists come up with these delicious cocktails, and you’ll notice that our menu is constantly changing, as a result. Right now, you can try signature cocktails including Peanut Butter & Jealous, which features CLS Salted Caramel Whiskey, Cocoa Nib Infused Toki Suntory, peanut butter syrup, espresso, and chocolate whipped cream. Looking for something a little less rich? The So Fresa, So Clean is a refreshing twist pairing Avion Tequila, Aperol, watermelon, Strawberry Gomme, lime, and agave. No matter what your preferences, we’re sure to have a signature cocktail that will become your new favorite drink.
If you’d like to get an up close and personal look at our mixologists in action, then you have to give our tableside mixology a try.
When you make a tableside mixology reservation, one of our talented mixologists will come and craft drinks right at your table. You’ll get a detailed look at the mixologist’s methods, and will get to see your drink come together in front of your eyes. It’s a front row seat that gives you some face to face time with the mixologist, and our mixologists are happy to answer questions and explain some of the whys and hows that go into creating cocktails.
Our tableside mixology cocktails also give our mixologists a chance to truly show off their skills, and these drinks are complicated works of art. The Joey Smokestack, for instance, consists of a blend of Ransom Old Tom Gin, Vida Mezcal, crème de cacao, honey, lemon, lime, cream, San Pellegrino, egg whites, cracked pepper, and Baileys injected marshmallows. Watching that cocktail being made right at your table is sure to be a memorable experience.
Join Us for Masters of Mixology
Get in on the Masters of Mixology action early on, and cheer on your favorite mixologists in this exciting competition. Make your reservation for the Masters of Mixology today, and we’ll see you on March 6th.