Mixologist Wendy Verdel-Hodges

The Creation of cocktails has grown into an art, using fruits, vegetables and other flavors with the same precision that they are used in the kitchen by Chefs. Mixologists rely on seasonal ingredients and their cocktails are frequently commissioned for special events, menus and themes.

It is no secret that Las Vegas is home to many of the world’s greatest Chefs but it is also the home of renowned Mixologists as well. One of them can be found at The Palazzo Resort’s FUSION Mixology Bar making amazing one of kind cocktails to order



Mixologist Wendy Verdel –Hodges has been behind “the stick” for 19 years. Her focus for the last 6 years has been on hand crafted cocktails. The technical term used today for what she does is Mixologist, but she likes to call herself a “throw back” bartender.

“Like the bartenders from back in the day, I use all fresh ingredients in my cocktails. I specialize in creating cocktails specifically for my guests’ tastes as well as staying true to classic cocktails and the art behind them.”

“My specialty drinks changes according to the guest I am serving. My two favorite cocktails to make are the original 1944 Trader Vic Mai Tai and The Spirit in Amber which is my twist on the classic Peruvian Pisco Sour. The Spirit in Amber won me a trip to Lima Peru to compete for the national Pisco Sour Champion title. “

“Guests who come to my bar will not only get the freshest and most unique cocktails, but may learn a thing or two about what they are drinking. I provide top notch guest service, creative cocktails, entertainment and love to share my knowledge to anyone who wants to learn about the art of the cocktail.”

When in Las Vegas make a stop at FUSION Mixology Bar in the Palazzo Resort and Casino for a cocktail that is made just for you.