Some say life is a game of chance. But if you’re in search of a thrill—keen for a bit of a flutter—then odds are you’ve dreamed of making your way to Las Vegas, that glittering golden Valhalla of casino action, max bets, and great big jackpots. Along the way you’ll need a nice cup of coffee, perhaps updated with a little something extra to keep you sharp and ready to count your winnings. That’s where the Solar Power comes in. Available exclusively at the Wynn and Encore Resort pools (and retailing for a cool $19), the Solar Power harnesses the strength of adaptogenic mushrooms alongside cold brew and vanilla. It’s cool, it’s creamy, and it’s less expensive than a bottle of Armand de Brignac that for some reason costs $3,000 and comes with sparklers. Best of luck to all!
As told to Sprudge by Wynn + Encore master mixologist Mariena Mercer Boarini.
How is the Solar Power prepared?
We mix La Colombe Cold Brew Coffee with Madagascar Vanilla, a mix of adaptogenic reishi and lion’s mane mushrooms, cacao, maca, cinnamon, and heart-healthy almond milk, and serve it over ice.
With all of those adaptogens, what does the Solar Power taste like?
Solar Power tastes like a delicious cold brew coffee with flavors of vanilla and cacao that balance perfectly with the earthiness of the maca and mushroom. The coffee is lightly sweetened and served ice cold, so it is very refreshing.
Where is it available and what is the price?
The Solar Power is available at all Wynn and Encore resort pools for $19.
How long will this be on the menu?
March – October
Is La Colombe served anywhere else at Wynn?
La Colombe coffee is served at all of Wynn’s food and beverage outlets, as well as in-room dining.
Is this the first zero-proof coffee cocktail for Wynn?
The Solar Power is the first zero-proof coffee beverage that is designed with adaptogens for our wellness program, Wynn Living Well. I wanted the Solar Power to mimic the flavors of an Espresso Martini, while keeping it zero-proof, so I kept that profile in mind and tried to impart balance, depth of flavor, and nuance while creating it.
Any other details of note about the Solar Power?
The Solar Power was created with the pillars of our wellness program in mind and to promote natural energy, happiness, clarity, and balance in our lives.
Photo by Sabin Orr.