From the Chef: Loco Lemonade

Written by Mark Marques

This week, the Las Vegas Locomotives clinched a berth in the 2010 United Football League Championship game.  This week The Las Vegas Informer unveils the newest creation inspired by the team, an alcoholic beverage aptly named Loco Lemonade.  


  • 1 ½ Cups Maker’s Mark Whiskey
  • 1 Bottle “Simply Lemonade with Raspberry”
  • ¼ Cup Grenadine (or Maraschino Cherry juice)
  • 1 Lime cut into Wedges
  • ½ Cup granulated Sugar


In a Pitcher, combine Whiskey, Lemonade and Grenadine then stir well. To Serve, Pour some of the Lemonade into a Shaker Glass filled Ice and Shake vigorously.  Take a Serving Glass and rub the edge with the lime and dip immediately into sugar to coat the rim. Carefully pour in shaken lemonade into the sugar rimmed glass, toss in the lime and Enjoy!

Mark Marques is a graduate of the New York Restaurant School in New York City. He graduated with Top Honors. Mark has several years of experience in the Restaurant industry starting when he was kid working at his parent’s Italian Restaurant, Ducci’s, in Colorado. After serving in the US Navy, Mark attended culinary school and went onto work in some of the busiest eateries in the New York City, including in the Lincoln Building, the Empire State Building, Times Square,  the South Street Seaport and Pier 17. Mark has also run restaurants for Club Med as well in his current city of Las Vegas.  Please feel free to contact Mark at this newspaper with any questions concerning food, liquor, beer, wines, and cooking tips.


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