Rick Bayless’s Melrose Avenue spot Red O is now serving Mexico’s most famous beverage in true livin-it-up style, courtesy of mixologist Steve Calabro. Your wallet—and your head—will feel a lot lighter after nursing one of Red O’s new $100 margaritas. Three types of anejo tequila and two kinds of cognac form the base of the cocktail. The ingredient list reads: Gran Patron Burdelos, Partida Elegante, and Herradura seleccion suprema, Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice, organic agave syrup, lime sorbet ice cubes, Louis XII cognac, fresh-squeezed orange juice and Prunier orange cognac. It’s a cocktail fit for a king—one with deep pockets. Red O offers a more modest rendition for $35 with Patron Gran Platinum, Prunier cognac, lime juice, agave nectar and fruit ice cubes, should you not want to blow all your Christmas money in one place.
8155 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, 90046
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