We can do the math: 35 + 35 = 70, 35 x 35 = 1,225 and 3535 bar + your face = happy. Featuring a full menu of beer, wine, liquor and even bottle service in cozy, semi-private alcoves, as well as table gaming, diamond-shaped ice and a DJ, there's already a lot to love about 3535. But we intentionally rushed through all of that other fantastic stuff to get to what's really important – the infusions.
Thirty-five different shots exist, each infused with different flavors evoking different sensations, emotions and ways of thinking about alcohol. On a warm afternoon in the fall, apple cinnamon-infused Bulleit Rye Bourbon can lure you back to the comforting embrace of home. When your taste buds need a kick in their tiny little pants, wasabi and ginger-infused Bombay Gin or Sriracha-infused Sauza Blanco Tequila will leave them wanting to rip off those little pants in the best way. And for desert, chocolate chip cookie dough-infused Grand Marnier Cherry Liqueur and Nutella-infused Herradura Tequila will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but just might make you sweet on the bartender who served you.
Make no mistake, these are not store-bought infusions. These are not the flavored vodkas you can score for $15 in the liquor aisle at the grocery store. These are custom designed, house made infusions that taste like real ingredients that were hand-picked by experts, combined with the finest spirits and aged to perfection – because that’s exactly what happened. And that’s only the start.
Using their original infusions as bases, 3535 has created a line of cocktails that span tastes from sweet to savory to classic to completely modern. Drinks like the Ruby Rose combine Rose, honey and raspberry-infused Beefeater gin with house-made grenadine and more to bring a crisp, fruity yet still flowery taste to what would otherwise be an ordinary red cocktail. And the Pig Newton is almost a meal in itself with ancho and bacon-infused Jim Beam Bourbon, fig-infused Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey and more -- with a stick of bacon dropped in the glass because… bacon.
What really makes these cocktails stand out is the quality of the blending. It's very easy to find a cocktail that works, but isn't all that mixed. The flavors complement each other, but don't fully merge. That's not the case at 3535. By pairing everything around their own infusions, the mixologists are able draw in and combine flavors in ways that seem both complicated and effortless. They even offer half sized cocktails for tasting as well as create-your-own flight options so you can sample a variety. All of which proves that, while you can definitely get a beer or a vodka cranberry while you play blackjack or listen to music, this really is a bar for the cocktail and infusion connoisseurs.