MGM Springfield announces nightlife venues, unique drinks

Hampden County

MGM Springfield has a cocktail program featuring modern mixology combined with the history of downtown Springfield. 

Of the bars on the property, one is “The Knox Bar” named after Henry Knox who built the Springfield Armory.

If you’re wondering how much the most expensive drink at MGM will cost you, it’s a whopping $25,000. However, it may actually be a good deal considering you get an Indian Motorcycle and of bottle of 1901 Cognac. 1901 because that was the Indian Motorcycle’s founding year.

Some of the other drinks that will be available are:

Lobby Bar Open 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Friday and 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday and Sunday

Fizzy Lifting Drink – Created with Tanqueray Gin, orange blossom, lemon, lime créme and egg white.

Tequila Mockingbird – Created Fortaleza tequila, strawberry, Dolin dry vermouth and lemon all in an ornate bird-shaped glass with a tail comprised of Thai basil leaves. Quirky glassware options will include pears, pineapples and more.

Fahrenheit 451 – A Chartreuse Swizzle served in a pipe-like glass with Green Chartreuse, fresh pineapple, fresh lime and flaming mint. Its mint garnish will be ignited by the bartender, intertwining acidic flavors and aromatics for a breathtaking display. 

The Polar Espresso – Includes aged rum and hand-whipped cream sitting atop coffee liqueur and espresso. Served in a carton with a built-in glass straw, and gold dust mixed with cocoa powder will line the mouth.

Commonwealth Bar and Lounge – Open 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week

$25,000 Indian Sidecar – mixed with 1901 single vintage Croizet cognac, Grand Marnier Quintessence, fresh lemon and a gold sugar rim, will come with its own Indian Motorcycle and a bottle of 1901 cognac.

Old Fashioned –  Waiters will prepare these special drinks in front of guests, including a Japanese Old Fashioned with Japanese whisky, black sugar and orange bitters; a Canadian Old Fashioned with Canadian whiskey and maple syrup; and the Mexican Old Fashioned with aged tequila, grapefruit syrup and chocolate bitters.

Good (Or Bad?) Intentions – Features Privateer Rum out of Boston, chartreuse, falernum and Peychaud’s Bitters— and the D.L.S. (Dirty Little Secret) will feature Ketel One Vodka, mango puree, lime and Fresno chili in a mango-shaped drinking glass. 

The Knox Bar – Open 10 a.m. – 4 a.m.

Gold Standard – Made with vanilla-bean-infused vodka with coffee liqueur, espresso and heavy cream will incorporate gold dust and a real gold coin with every order.

First Impression – Made with El Tesoro Tequila, aloe vera, watermelon and lime, adorned with a flower and black salt rim on the glass.

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