Toast The Holiday At Hard Rock With Holiday Cocktails & Festive Fare

Toast the holiday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as it gets in the holiday spirit and invites guests to celebrate the season with limited-time holiday menus at the entertainment destination’s popular restaurants – 35 Steaks + Martinis, Johnny Smalls, Pink Taco, LTO Pizza & More and Mr. Lucky’s Cafe. Special food offerings are available on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24 and Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25.

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Santa's Helper Martini
Santa’s Helper Martini

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino sweetens the season with a little sugar and spice by offering the Santa’s Helper Martini as well as the Drunken Elf on Tuesday, Dec. 13 through Christmas, Sunday, Dec. 25. Santa’s Helper Martini combines Absolut Vanilla Vodka, white chocolate Godiva liquor, Kahlua and Crème de Menthe and is garnished with a dollop of whip cream, candy cane, cinnamon stick and a dash of cocoa powder.

The Drunken Elf features Absolut Vanilla Vodka, Crème de Menthe, Sambuca, muddled mint leaves and vanilla syrup and is topped with fresh mint sprig and gumdrops. Both available at Hard Rock restaurants, guests can sip on Santa and his helpers’ favorite pick-me-up adult beverages, which keeps them cheerful during the holiday hustle and bustle.

Drunken Elf Cocktail
Drunken Elf Cocktail

35 Steaks + Martinis, traditional steakhouse with a Hard Rock edge, features seasonal favorites including Pork Belly (garnished with sweet carrot perdue, rum raisins and eggnog Buerre Blanc), Red Kuri Squash Soup (gingerbread crisp and clove crème fraiche) and Deep Dish Sweet Potato Pecan Pie. Regular dinner menu will be offered in addition to limited-time menu. Dinner will be served from 5 to 10 p.m.

Johnny Smalls features unique tapas fun for sharing. Specials include Lamb Lollipops with Port wine reduction, Sweet Potato Tots with maple marshmallow dip, Turkey Dinner Sliders with cranberry mayo and Crispy Brie Lollipops with cranberry orange marmalade. Items may be purchased a la carte or as part of the All-You-Can-Eat Special. Dinner will be served from 5 to 10 p.m.

Pink Taco, specializing in traditional Mexican cuisine with a California twist, offers its regular menu as well as Christmas dishes. Menu highlights include Caldo de Res (slow cooked beef with potatoes, carrots, corn, celery and rice and served in a broth and tortillas on the side), Seafood Relleno (Poblano pepper stuffed with a seafood blend and topped with a spicy cream sauce, alongside black bean rice) and Open Faced Tamale (filled with chili and cheese and topped with choice of chicken, beef, pork or shrimp). Pink Taco will be open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

LTO Pizza & More offers traditional favorites such as Butternut Squash Soup (rich and creamy roasted winter squash with gingerbread croutons), Panzanella (Tuscan bread salad with plum tomatoes, shaved red onion, olive oil and basil) and Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli (house made cheese and pumpkin ravioli finished in a chestnut, browned butter and sage sauce). LTO will serve specialty items, in addition to regular dinner menu, from 5 to 10 p.m.

Mr. Lucky’s Café, featuring diner favorites ‘round the clock, offers exclusive Christmas cuisine, such as Holiday Mixed Greens (complemented by candied walnuts, Asian pear, bleu cheese and tossed in blackberry vinaigrette), Oven Roasted Turkey Dinner (accompanied by candied yams, Yukon mashed potatoes, green beans, cornbread stuffing and cranberry sauce) and Honey Mustard Glazed Ham (served with cornbread stuffing and house made cranberry sauce). Mr. Lucky’s Café is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and specialty menu will be available 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.

For more information or to make reservations at 35 Steaks + Martinis, LTO or Johnny Smalls (Mr. Lucky’s and Pink Taco do not accept reservations), guests may call 702.693.5585 or visit

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