If you are basically anywhere but Florida at the moment you are probably bundled up and staying indoors thanks to what seems to be a coast-to-coast cold front. This blast of wintery frost had everyone in the office thinking of warmer weather so when it came time for this week’s cocktail selection, everyone in the office instantly gravitated towards The Glitzy….
It’s not surprising why we all loved The Glitzy. For starters, the drink was created by the acclaimed mixologist, Ronaldo Colli, owner of the awesome bar, Ivy Room, in Albany, CA. Originally from the Yucatan province of Mexico, Colli cocktail recipes can be found at many of the premier bar and restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area, and have been featured in SOMA Magazine; A Guide to Types, Flights, Cocktails and Bites, by Joanne Weir; Don Julio’s Luxury Drop Tequila Cocktail book; and Dimmi Italian liquor Book. He has also been a judge at Tales of the Cocktail, a national competition in New Orleans. Ronaldo regularly participates in mixology competitions both locally and nationally, and is the winner of Cointreau’s “Master of Margarita.” So in other words, Ronaldo has major street cred and knows how to make a mean cocktail.
With The Glitzy, Ronaldo pared the tart and tangy with warmth to create a drink that instantly had us scheming on how to spend our Christmas on the Mexican Riviera.
The Glitzy is the perfect drink for a casual weekend gathering of friends for the holidays when you want to up the ante. Quick and easy to make, it will definitely be finding its rightful place in our bar rotation. Be sure to check out our other drinks in the Libation Celebration series …..