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shutterstock_237556030Las Vegas certainly has a colorful and interesting history. And, over its short lifespan since 1905 when it was officially established, the city has gone through various eras. One era, few alive today would remember was the Atomic era. During those days there was a special drink to celebrate times.

In the early 1950s, beginning in 1951, Las Vegas became obsessed with the Atomic Age. The Chamber of Commerce began marketing the city as “The Atomic City.” Clark County actually changed its official seal to include a mushroom cloud.

Much of the marketing campaigns of both local government and businesses were atomic themed. There were atomic hairdos, atomic themed postcards, atomic lunch boxes, and parties in celebration of a nuclear explosion. The era of Nuclear tourism became a profitable new trend.


Another popular item back then was the Atomic Cocktail. Today, very few Vegas bartenders would know what it is. If they do, they should get a double tip, if you survive the experience. Just so you will be prepared and not get fooled, we are providing the recipe. Don’t try this at home without adult supervision and an electroshock heart defibrillation unit.



Here is the formula for the Atomic Cocktail:

1 1/2 ounces Vodka

1 1/2 ounces Brandy

1 Teaspoon Sherry

1 1/2 ounces Brut Champagne


Stir the vodka, brandy, and sherry with cracked ice. Then, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add 1 1/2 to 2 ounces cold champagne. Boom! You Got It.



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