MGM Resorts Taps L.A. Bar Star Julian Cox to Lead Beverage Program

Los Angeles bar star Juilan Cox is set to lead MGM Resorts beverage programMGM

Renowned Los Angeles and San Francisco mixologist Julian Cox is joining MGM Resorts International as its Executive Director of Beverage and Corporate Mixologist, the company announced Tuesday.

Cox will lead the cocktail menu development, bartender training, cultivation of its spirits collection, and more for restaurants and bars across the company’s Vegas and regional casino-resort destinations.

“Throughout his career, Julian has challenged the boundaries of modern mixology,” said Senior Vice President of Food & Beverage Strategy Dominique Bertolone in a press release. “We are confident his innovation and dedication to exemplary service will enhance our resorts’ standing as the premier beverage destinations in Las Vegas and beyond.”

Cox was recognized in Food & Wine Magazine as one of the most influential bartenders of the past decade and received three consecutive James Beard nominations (2012-2014) for the outstanding bar program at John Sedlar’s restaurant Rivera. As one of the country’s foremost cocktail consultants, Cox’s unique style balances timeless artistry and utilization of ingredients that not only complement a restaurant’s specific menu but pay homage to the larger culture of the city.  

“Las Vegas has a rich history and a thirst for pushing the boundaries,” Cox said in a press statement. “I look to embrace all of the creativity and beverage expertise this city offers while elevating MGM’s cocktail experiences, giving guests a reason to return time and again.”

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