Altitude. Proper Poolside Bloody Marys at a Price.
Last week, I was so LA. On Friday, I took in the late night sights and sounds of West Hollywood for the first time. On Saturday, I laid pool side on a hotel rooftop in Beverly Hills. On Sunday, I enjoyed 85 degree weather. And on Monday, I was awoken by my very first California earthquake. I hate to admit it, but this town may be growing on me. As I updated my Twitter feed from my umbrella covered sun lounger, I realized this could easily be a vacation for many people. The warm SoCal sunshine was allowing me to do things in March that couldn’t be done until June or July in many other locales. So I let it all soak in.
Against my better judgment, I ordered Altitude’s $16 bloody mary described as “our personal mix made daily, Queen Olive and lemon.” Though definitely not the most expensive bloody mary I’ve ever ordered, I tend to have a hard time justifying the price tag when it arrives in a plastic cup. Thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised.
Super spicy with lots of black pepper bits, this bloody mary hit the spot. Its light consistency was perfect for the hot day, and a complex flavor profile reassured me that this was in fact a handmade, personal mix made daily. With little to no horseradish, the spice level relied purely on a hot pepper/hot sauce heat, and a small garnish of green olive and citrus provided a light acidity.
But damn, it was $16. I may be so LA, but even I had to wince at that price.
For a downright delicious, albeit expensive, bloody mary, Altitude receives Four Celery Stalks.
Post script: I seriously just bought an at-home spray tan machine. Someone please slap the LA out of me. Thanks.
Altitude 465 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048. T: (310) 247-0400 [wpgmza id="14"]