Recap: XS celebrates five year anniversary with Kaskade, debut of $5,000 cocktail

On Saturday night, over 7,000 guests packed the dance floor at XS Nightclub at Encore Casino and Resort to celebrate the venue’s fifth anniversary as one of the top nightclubs in the world.

Kaskade, recognized as one of America’s best DJs and an XS resident, performed an extended late-night set amidst balloon drops, confetti cannons and other special effects throughout the evening.

Included in the festivities was the unveiling of a massive XS-inspired cake created by Gimme Some Sugar bakery.

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A new specialty cocktail — the Five Star — was also introduced on Saturday. Priced at $5,000, the cocktail is named for the level of service found at Wynn Resorts and features a blend of exceptional liquors including Louis XIII Rare Cask 42.6, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23-year, Martini Gran Lusso 150th Anniversary Vermouth, D.O.M. Benedictine “Black Monk” 500th Anniversary Edition, along with Peychaud’s Bitters, Angostura Bitters and garnished with flamed orange oils.

This addition to the menu joins The Ono, the specialty cocktail which has been in place since the opening, highlighted by Charles Heidsieck Champagne Charlie 1981 and Louis XIII de Remy Martin Black Pearl cognac, The Ono includes men’s sterling silver XS cufflinks and a woman’s 18K white-gold chain with a black pearl pendant, for $10,000.

Though many Las Vegas nightclubs face a short life span, XS is one of the most awarded in the country and still a leader in the industry, locking in major EDM acts for exclusive residencies and continuously noted as the top grossing nightclub by Nightclub & Bar’s Top 100.

Photo Recap: XS Five Year Anniversary

XS 5 year - Jesse Waits - Kaskade - cake XS 5 year - John Wood - Ronn Nicolli - Jesse Waits - Kaskade - Yannick Mugnier - Eric White XS 5 year - Kaskade - cake XS 5 year - Kaskade 2 XS 5 year - Kaskade 2 XS 5 year - Kaskade XS 5 year - staff

Photos courtesy Danny Mahoney/XS Las Vegas.

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