COCKTAIL- What it is? Well, one word that can describe the cocktail is Style. Whether it is the renowned alcoholic cocktail or the basic one, it is definitely a stylish combination of multiple flavors. A beautifully crafted cocktail is no less than a piece of art and establishes an enduring impression among the drinkers. With a lot of innovation, ultra-rare ingredients, unconventional pairing, eye-pleasing presentation, there’s no denying that the world of cocktails has reached its peak. Today, a single glass of cocktail is a whole package of wow factors. When we talk about the price, a fine glass of cocktail which you can call exclusivist, unique and incredible is usually of four or five-digit figure. Well, don’t be shocked. These are surprisingly expensive cocktails in the world that are not just neat with an ice cube or two, they are much more than that. Such cocktails are prepared by up-scale restaurants and bars with submerged diamonds, exclusive Cognac, lavish Champagne, exquisite garnishes, and secret lavish gifts. Interesting, isn’t it?
If you find it an exciting indulgence, then this article is just for you. Else, you can just excite yourself by reading the price tags. Here is the list of creative and expensive cocktails in the world that money (a lot and a lot of money) can buy. Remember- “A memory of a destination is its people, food, and unique taste that won’t be able to find anywhere else.” These cocktails are something that will stick in your mind just with one sip. More or less, having these cocktails is a once-in-a-lifetime libation.
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BOOOM...it is the costliest and world’s best cocktail ever served. "Diamonds Are Forever" is one of the most expensive cocktails in the world that is served at a lavish venue in Japan- The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo. Sitting atop Tokyo's tallest building, this place serves this cocktail which you can enjoy with stunning views and unrivaled service. To make this drink, Grey Goose vodka is being used with a lime twist. Beyond this, the thing that makes it an extortionate drink is the 1-carat flawless diamond that comes along the glass. The Diamonds Are Forever cocktail has set the benchmark for luxury in Japan. Living up with its name, this is a must-to-try drink for an unforgettable experience.
Where You Can Get It: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Tokyo
Price: $22,600 approx
To enjoy this lavish drink, you have to fly to London and visit the exclusivist restaurant- Gigi’s. On the list of expensive cocktails in the world, The Gigi’s is one of the must-to-try drinks. The used ingredients in this cocktail are 1990 Vintage Cristal and 1888 Samalens Vieille Relique Vintage Bas Armagnac. Both these ingredients are vintage and rare which makes this drink highly expensive and the world's best cocktail. To finish off the beauty of the glass, gold leaf flakes are sprinkled over it. If you really want to enjoy a drink like a King, you must order this “Liquid Gold”.
Where You Can Get It: Gigi's Restaurant, London
Price: $10,000 approx
Next on the list we have not just one of the expensive but highly preferred cocktails- Martini on the Rock. This world's best cocktail is lured by a lot of people for proposing to their loved ones as it offers an exquisite diamond at the bottom. The Martini with rock makes the drink very very special and great to try on a special occasion. To enjoy the drink we have one of the leisure travel tips- book the drink beforehand and meet the jeweler for the rock. Undoubtedly it is an extravagant drink, but having it will definitely create a lot of precious memories.
Where You Can Get It: The Blue Bar, Algonquin Hotel, New York
Price: $10,000 approximately
“Life is Grand with Martini in hands.” and it’s absolutely true. Sapphire martini is one of the most expensive cocktails in the world and is a signature American drink. It is prepared with orange flavored liquor, Bombay Sapphire Gin, and dry vermouth. Then it is dyed in blue color to make it go with the theme. Although it is exorbitantly priced, it is worth a try. The high price of this glass of Martini is not because of its fame but it is because of the Sapphire and Diamond earrings that you will get hanging with the glass. This marvelous combination of drink and earnings is a must-try.
Where You Can Get It: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Connecticut, US
Price: $3,000 approx.
Being served at the costliest city in the Middle East- Dubai, The Birth Of An Icon is one of the most expensive cocktails in the world. To prepare this unique cocktail, ingredients like fresh lime juice, 'signature gold dust, and St. Lucia Distillers Nine Cask Founders Rum are being used. These ingredients make it the world’s best cocktail and offer it the taste that you will crave for more. To better enjoy this strikingly costly drink, the Skyview Bar offers majestic views which enhances the whole experience. It is rightly said- “Cocktails are society’s most enduring invention.” If you are still in doubt, you must try this drink.
Where You Can Get It: Skyview Bar, Dubai
Price: $4,000 approx.
Sensational, Expensive, and Iconic- This is how you can describe Salvatore’s Legacy- one of the most expensive cocktails in the world. It was first prepared back in 2012 by the bartender Salvatore Calabrese as an attempt to Guinness World Record. Although it is not the oldest drink, its ingredients are aged and rare, which makes it a vintage cocktail. To prepare this amazing cocktail, ingredients like 1770 Kummel Liqueur, 1788 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac, early 20th century Angostura Bitters, and 1860 Dubb Orange Curacao are used. The taste of history that this drink offer makes it worth every penny you spend on it.
Where You Can Get It: The Donovan Bar, London
Price: £5,500/$7,000 Approximately
Here is our next one of the most expensive cocktails in the world. Not just the expensive, it is also the oldest and elegant cocktail that you must try at least once. To prepare this drink, old age Cognac champagne is being used together with Cointreau and lemon juice. What makes this drink so special is the rareness of Cognac champagne as it was from the time of World War II. In today’s modern world, this drink is worthy of glamour and is considered to be on the list of great classic cocktails. If you want to enjoy this gem, you must head to the Hotel Ritz in Paris.
Where You Can Get It: Bar Hemingway, Hotel Ritz, Paris
Price: $1,670 Approx.
Prepared with individual cognacs like the Remy Louis Martin XIII Cognac and the Charles Heidsieck Vintage 2001 Champagne, then topped with sugar cubes and Angostura bitters- The Diamond Cocktail is one of the most unique and expensive cocktails in the world. Each bottle of Cognac being used in it costs over $1000. With this, it is served with ruby and diamond at the bottom of the glass. Yes, you read it right- real diamond floats in the glass. With so much to offer, the price of the cocktail goes up to $4,000. What do you think, does it justify the price or not?
Where You Can Get It: Sheraton Park Hotel, London
Price: $4,000 approximately
If you are in Las Vegas and tired of spending money at the roulette table, then you must move to Encore Wynn Hotel and try this one of the unique, delicate, and expensive cocktails in the world. To prepare the Ono Champagne Cocktail, the rare Rémy Martin Louis XVIII Black Pearl and Charles Heidsieck Champagne are used. Not just this, but the way it is served in jewel-encrusted glass makes it more adorable. If this wasn’t enough to lure, you must know that on your order of Ono, you will get a gift of a gold necklace and cufflinks. On top of this, it is served by 20 servers which makes it more lavish.
Where You Can Get It: Encore Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas
Price: $10,000 approx.
Today you will get to try different variations of Mai Tai in the market. But if you compare it with the original, it is quite different. The Original Mai Tai is very classy, rare, and unique in today’s time. It is not just famous but also one of the most expensive cocktails in the world. This cocktail is a complete showcase of fresh, flavorsome, and quality rum. To prepare this drink, a lot of ingredients are being used like French Garnier Orgeat, rock candy syrup, Holland DeKuyper Orange Curacao, and fresh lime juice. Although you might find it a bit pricey, it is one of the leisure travel tips to try this drink at least once. The taste it offers compensates for it the best.
Where You Can Get It: Duvet, New York City
Price: $1,500 approximately