Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010 | 9 a.m.
Mother’s got her “little helper” to calm her down. We, on the other hand, are going to call upon Santa’s Helper to get us through the holidays. Boa at the Forum Shops is spreading the holiday cheer (and steadying those nerves during the stressful season) by sharing two recipes to make the rest of the festivities merry and bright.
1 1/2 oz. Crown Royal
4 oz. spiced apple cider
3/4 oz. vanilla syrup
1 apple slice
Bring spiced apple cider to a boil (or spice your own using clove, cinnamon and nutmeg). In a toddy glass, combine hot cider, vanilla syrup and Crown Royal. Top off with a dollop of whipped cream and the apple slice.
1 1/2 tbsp. apricot preserves
1 oz. chai syrup
1 1/2 oz. fresh lemon sour
1 1/2 oz. 10 Cane Rum
Splash of Grand Marnier
Cinnamon and sugar mix
In a mixing glass, combine apricot preserves, chai syrup, lemon sour and rum. Combine with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a cinnamon and sugar-rimmed cocktail glass. Float a splash of Grand Marnier on top.
Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.