The Juice Standard
Whether you’re just grabbing your daily juice, stocking up for the week, recovering from a rough weekend or feeling a cold coming on, chances are there’s a juice on the menu for you at one of the many juicers in town — available in both alcoholic and nonalcoholic versions, of course!
Juices at the Juice Standard are made from a cold-pressing process that applies 1,500 pounds of pressure to raw, 100% organic produce. The shop’s newest location at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas offers juice blends and nut milks, along with fresh juice cocktails.
Try the establishment’s hangover preventative, the Bee Cosmopolitan ($12). A sweet and refreshing blend of lemon, agave, beets and Bentonite clay that is flavorful and healthy, the drink is best consumed before or after a night out and before going to sleep because the clay absorbs harmful toxins from the body.
The philosophy behind the Juice Standard’s recipes is, as co-founder Jamie Stephenson puts it, inspired by “two words: flavor and function.”
All of Squeeze’s juices, infusions, extractions and purees are house-made, created by chefs in a custom juicing production kitchen at the Linq Hotel and Casino. Squeeze also offers a fall bar to spike any juices or fusions.
The Citrus Supreme ($6.95), a blend of orange, tangerine and grapefruit, and the Blueberry Faux-ito ($6.95), a blend of blueberries, watermelon, lime and mint, are summer favorites.
Besides the more than 30 menu items to choose from, Squeeze also sells juice to order, so you can make your own combination.
Juicetails from the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is celebrating the opening of the Juice Standard by offering cold-pressed cocktails at the resort’s bars. Here is a recipe you can make at home.
The Mary Pickford
An herbaceous play on the Bloody Mary named after the Hollywood star who may have inspired the original.
Available at Vesper Bar inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
• 2 oz. Hangar One Chipotle
• 4 cucumber medallions
• Sprig of dill
• 1/2 oz. lemon juice
• Fresh made Bloody Mary mix (fresh tomato juice, horseradish, lemon, Worcestershire, salt and pepper, and pepperoncini brine)
• 1 bar spoon horseradish and a
dash black pepper
In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Rim a glass with chipotle salt. Strain cocktail mixture over fresh ice within chipotle salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with a cucumber medallion and sprig of dill.
— By Genevieve Wong, LA Times Content Solutions