“If you have to ask the price, you won't be able to afford it.”
There is a long list of cocktails on the menu at every drinking hole, and everyone has a favourite cocktail that is their go-to drink! Even while at home, you can concoct your own cocktails and mixes with easy-to-make recipes, picking up simple ingredients right from your kitchen.
But you just won’t believe how much these cocktails cost. Take a look and be amazed!
1. The Winston – INR 9,36,151
Named after Winston Churchill and created by an Australian bartender, this cocktail was sold for $12,916 that put Crown Casino in the Guinness Book of World Records. It’s made with Grand Marnier Quintessence, Chartreuse Vieillissement Exceptionnellement Prolonge, a dash of Angostura Bitters and some chocolate nutmeg dust.
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2. The Gigi’s – INR 8,36,045
This cocktail was created especially for iconic singer-songwriter and actress Grace Jones. Served at Gigi’s restaurant in London, this cocktail is made with a vintage bottle of champagne (1990 Vintage Cristal) and an ultra-rare brandy (1888 Samalens Vieille Relique Vintage Bas Armagnac). Not just that, this splendid drink wouldn’t be complete without some ‘lashings’ of gold leaf. This ‘liquid gold’ cost £8,888 and is available only on request.
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3. The ‘Diamond Is Forever’ Martini – INR 16,67,040
Available at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo’s ‘Diamond Is Forever Martini’ is pretty straightforward –Grey Goose Vodka with a lime twist, stirred or shaken. Don’t miss out on the bling garnish, a crystal clear 1-carat diamond resting at the bottom of the glass. If that’s not enough, the cocktail comes with live music. A band will serenade you with "Diamond Is Forever" as you enjoy the costliest cocktail in the world.
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4. Salvatore's Legacy – INR 6,39,998
The world’s most expensive cocktail was made by Salvatore Calabrese with 1788 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac, 1770 Kummel Liqueur, 1860 Dubb Orange Curacao and early 20th century Angostura Bitters, this is one drink expensive. Imagine sipping $8,830 USD!
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5. Martini On The Rocks – INR 7,24,800
Talk about throwing a carat in your cocktail!
Well, if you want to propose what better than the ‘proposal martini’ that is available at The Blue Bar in New York. This is not just any cocktail – made with Grey Goose vodka, dry vermouth, green olives, and a diamond at the bottom of the glass making it the ‘most romantic proposal.
Don’t jump the gun because this special cocktail requires three days’ notice and a visit to the hotel's jeweller.
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6. Ono Cocktail – INR 7,24,800
Would you spend $10,000 on a drink? Served at the Wynn’s XS Nightclub, this drink is made with Rémy Martin Louis XVIII Black Pearl and Charles Heidsieck Champagne plus fresh orange juice, apricot juice, and rose nectar. Bonus: It comes with a set of cuff links with a gold, pearl, and diamond necklace brought to you by 20 servers.
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7. The Birth Of An Icon – INR 3,28,117
Taste this tipple while lounging at the Sky View Bar in Dubai. This drink is made with St. Lucia Distillers Nine Cask Founders Rum, fresh lime juice, and ‘signature gold dust made of dehydrated Cointreau’.
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*Approximately converted to INR