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Patricia Richards

Master Mixologist

As Mixologist for Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, Patricia Richards oversees the creation of specialty cocktails for the resorts’ food and beverage outlets. Richards took on the position in 2007 and has made a name for herself as the first female in Las Vegas to run a program of comparable size. While inventing seasonal cocktail menus and standardizing recipes, Richards focuses on educating staff with extensive training courses to bring consistency and innovation to the Wynn beverage program.

Richards has worked at Wynn since its April 2005 opening as Lead Bartender at the vibrant, centrally located hot spot, Parasol Up. There, she amassed a large following of loyal patrons who frequented the lounge for her signature and creative cocktails.

Previously, Richards worked as the Specialty Room Bartender at Fiamma Trattoria at the MGM Grand, then moved on to BOA Steakhouse before joining Wynn. Prior to relocating to Las Vegas, Richards worked at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, first in the Banquet Department and later as the property’s Bartender. Richards’ love for mixology grew out of an early interest in the culinary arts. Growing up in Vancouver, Canada, she took a strong interest in cooking at an early age. Richards worked her way through a variety of restaurant kitchens, but longed for the front‐of‐house guest interaction.

Richards embraces the evolving world of mixology by staying abreast of the latest trends and ingredients. Her drive for learning and experimenting with flavors has led her to receive accolades that include a silver medal in the 2006 Bacardi Martini Grand Prix in Torino, Italy, third place in the 2006 Canada and United States Tabasco Sauce “Hottest Bartender” competition and second place in the Travel + Leisure Beverage Arts Challenge. Additionally, Richards received the 2008 Cheers Magazine Rising Star Award and in 2009, was named one of Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Hotel Bartenders.” That same year, Richards won the “Iron Bar Chef” competition hosted by Santé Magazine, where six of the country’s top mixology professionals compete against one another to create the best cocktails.

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    Jimadors in the agave fields trimming the plants to reveal the heart or Piña of the plant which is used in the making of tequila.

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Amante Pican...

Amante Picante Margarita

Delicious, food pairing tequila cocktail Amante Picante recipe from master mixologist Patricia Richards

Berry Polita...

Berry Politan Cocktail

Property Mixologist Patrica Richards prepares special Valentine’s Day cocktail Berry Politan

Blueberry &a...

Blueberry & Lavender Lemonade

Delicious and easy to make: Blueberry & Lavender Lemonade recipe from Mixologist Patricia Richards

Cranberry Mo...

Cranberry Mojito

Master Mixologist Patricia Richards Presents Christmas Cocktail Cranberry Mojito Recipe

Easter Bellini

Easter Bellini

Refreshing and tasty Easter cocktail recipe from Mixologist Patrica Richards

Fiesta Fatale

Fiesta Fatale

Mixologist Patricia Richards created a delicious nut mix to pair with this cocktail.

Heritage Sou...

Heritage Sour Cocktail

Heritage Sour Cocktail by Mixologist Patricia Richards

Kentucky App...

Kentucky Apple Fix Cocktail

Master Mixologist Patricia Richards prepares holiday cocktail Kentucky Apple Fix

Kentucky Pea...

Kentucky Peach Tea Cooler

Celebrate 4th of July with Master Mixologist, Patricia Richards, as she shows you how to prepare a delicious Kentucky Peach Tea Cooler, with bourbon, the national spirit of the United States!

L’Amour Co...

L’Amour Cocktail

Property Mixologist Patrica Richards prepares special Valentine’s Day cocktail L’Amour

Paloma (clas...

Paloma (classic recipe)

Mexico’s popular tequila cocktail recipe from master mixologist Patricia Richards.

Pear Mule Co...

Pear Mule Cocktail

Master Mixologist Patricia Richards prepares holiday cocktail Pear Mule

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Pepitas Fatale

Nut mix to pair with Fiesta Fatale by Mixologist Patricia Richards

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Pumpkin Nog Cocktail

Master Mixologist Patricia Richards Prepares Holiday Cocktail Pumpkin Nog Recipe

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Strawberry & Grapefruit Collins

Easter brunch cocktail recipe from Mixologist Patricia Richards

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A Taste Of Christmas From the Fabulous Wynn, Las Vegas

The Wynn, Las Vegas is undoubtedly one of the most magnificent hotel resorts in the world and a spectacular choice for staying during the Christmas season.

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Exciting New Holiday Cocktails From Wynn, Las Vegas

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Farm To Bar

Farm To Bar

During a recent vacation, I found myself in the agave fields of Mexico, thinking about the popular Farm-to-Table concept. There I was, observing the very same process, but from the tequila perspective, as I pondered a “farm-to-bar” concept...

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How to Prepare the Perfect Margarita Cocktail: 7 Essential Tips

Learn how to make the perfect margarita cocktail by following master mixologist Patricia Richards 7 essential tips and surprise your friends at the next poolside party.

Mixology Com...

Mixology Competitions

 It seems that every week there is a cocktail competition go on. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a little, but there are seriously a lot of cocktail/mixology competitions going on around the globe these days, as liquor companies see the value of them...