The most expensive cocktails in the world could break your bank and your mind.
Challenge your mental and financial wherewithal with our prime selection of the most palatable and pricey cocktails on the market.
1 Salvatore’s Legacy – $6,700 (£5,400)
No, this is not the name of a Francis Ford Coppola movie.
Rather, it was a cocktail crafted by legendary and master drinksmith Salvatore Calabrese in 2012. Set in the backdrop of the Playboy Club in London, pundits consider it to be the oldest coktail in the world. Based on the combined ages of its ingredients, it was already 730 years old on the day of its creation.
Its distinguished heritage also drove its pricing. Calabrese flaunted his Frankenstein-esque instincts by combining 19th century Angostura bitters, an 1860 Dubb Orange Curacao, a 1770 Kummel liquor, and a 1778 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac.
2 Ono Champagne Cocktail – $10,000 (£8,000)
Fanfare and unbridled luxury serve up the Ono Champagne Cocktail.
Proffered by XS Nightclub in Las Vegas, the sumptuous beverage boasts Rémy Martin Louis XVIII Black Pearl cognac. Priced at $2,000 (£1,600) per shot, the brandy is only a portion of the lavish proceedings. Boosting the price of the champagne cocktail are Mont Blanc cufflinks, and a pearl and diamond necklace dazzling at 18k.
3 Diamonds Are Forever Martini – $10,000 (£8,000)
Crafted by Uncorked in New York, this classic cocktail could be the financial ruin of many. Thirsty parties have to order it 72 hours in advance due to the custom-made diamond engagement that gives it that opulent glint.
4 The Winston – $12,000 (£9,600)
If you have two hours to spare and are craving one of the most expensive cocktails in the world, then this Winston Churchill-inspired beverage is yours. Head to Club 23 in the Melbourne area.
The drink’s unabashedly high value is because it includes one of the most expensive cognacs in the world, a 1858 Croizet. Interested parties can buy a bottle for $157,000 (£126,200), or sample a shot for $6,000 (£4,800).
5 Ruby Rose – $40,000 (£32,000)
This aggressively extravagant drink is the true definition of a liquid asset, and reigns amongst our most expensive cocktails in the world.
The White Barn Inn of Maine crafted this small fortune for its 40th birthday in 2013. Amidst the splash of Hanger One Vodka, St. Germain Elderflower cordial, rosewater, fresh grapefruit and pomegranate juice, a 4-carat ruby dazzled the eye.
However, guests could have the cocktail without the ruby for a sensible $18 (£14.50).
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