At the intersection of art and life at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, The Chandelier stunning spectacle is a crystal-enshrouded bar -- a living, breathing chandelier.
The tri-level venue seats 500 guests nestled among its shimmering strands of 2 million beaded crystals. Its unique design is evidence of the dedication to artwork and showmanship.
Under mixologist Meriena Mercer's direction, The Chandelier houses three unique bar experiences: a high-energy hotspot, sophisticated high-tech cocktail haven and inviting lounge with a feminine touch.
The first floor of The Chandelier features a DJ and is devoted to intricate specialty drinks like Thai Down -- tequila with Thai basil, strawberries, ginger and a Thai chili syrup -- and Madame Curry, a mango margarita with Chinese five spice and curry flavors.
The second floor is a cradle for creativity featuring cocktails designed with molecular garnishes served tableside from a modern bar cart. A separate cocktail kitchen designated for molecular exploration is stocked with gadgets galore, including a sous-vide vacuum, a Pacojet to make spirited sorbets, a spherification center and a complete index of chemicals used in molecular gastronomy.
One resulting cocktail is the Fire Breathing Dragon, a raspberry, lemongrass, Thai chili libation garnished with a dehydrated raspberry that is treated with liquid nitrogen. Once the raspberry enters the mouth, smoke releases from the berry, hence the fire breathing.
The third floor, a flirty lounge inspired by the neighboring shops, exudes femininity and offers creatively infused cocktails. Floral elements, including house-made rose and lavender syrups and violet sugar, are used to make a mix of modern and classic drinks.
Cocktails include Bed Thyme, made from chamomile and lavenders syrups with thyme cognac and pear liqueur, and Violet Femme, a gin and elderflower cocktail rimmed in violet sugar with edible violets.