by Louie Jerome on 25/09/07 at 4:18 pm
Fancy a cocktail? You’ll need your credit card or a big wad of cash for a couple of drinks from this menu.
- Rocco Forte’s Browns Hotel, London
- Price Tag: $100
At Rocco Forte’s Browns Hotel in London, England, you can enjoy a Truffle Martini for $100. This drink contains Martini, chocolate liqueur and a truffle soaked for 48 hours in premium vodka.
- Bar Hemingway, Paris Ritz
- Price Tag: $515
The Bar Hemingway in the Paris Ritz offers the Ritz Sidecar. It is mixed using Cointreau, cognac and lemon juice. This has a price tag of $515 because it uses very rare 1830 Ritz Reserve Cognac. In three years, sixty customers have willingly paid $515 to taste this unique cocktail.
- Umbaba Club, London
- Price Tag: $630
The Umbaba Club in the West End of London, England is set to launch a new cocktail at it’s Halloween Party. The Magie Noir is a mix of champagne, cognac and Crème de Mure. It also contains lemon grass, lychees and yohimbi bark which is said to be an aphrodisiac. It is served in a crystal glass with a twenty four carat gold cocktail pin The cost is a mere £333 (about $630).
The Red Ruby at Reserve
- Chicago, IL
- Price Tag: $950
This simple cocktail is made with Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka and Hypnotic Cognac. It also includes some orange juice, Pama – a pomegranate liqueur, and a small splash of Dom Perignon champagne. The crowning touch is a one-carat, A-grade ruby, delicately adorned on the edge of the glass.
High Roller Martini
- The Capital Grille, Las Vegas
- Price Tag: $1,000
Although this cocktail is priced at $1000, you can at least be comforted by the fact that 1/2 of the money goes to the ‘Share Our Strength’ charity that fights world hunger. This cocktail comes from a luxury chain of 27 high class restaurants – each with its own unique martini name. This High Roller Martini shares its name with the famous Vegas Strip and comes complete with a diamond ring.
- Merchant Hotel, Dublin
- Price Tag: $1,400
The bar at the Merchant Hotel, in Dublin, Ireland, holds the record for the most expensive cocktail. A Mai Tai costs $1400. Apparently it’s the vintage rum used to make this extravagant cocktail that makes it so special. This J. Wray Nephew, 17 year old rum is the same spirit that was used to create the first Mai Tai in 1944. There are said to be only six bottles of this Jamaican Rum in the world and the bottle at the Merchant Hotel is kept in the safe at night.
- Duvet, New York
- Price Tag: $1,500
This exotic cocktail is made with L’Esprit de Courvoisier, and includes the syrup of passion fruit, forest berries, wildflower honey, brown sugar, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Ruinart Champagne is the last crucial ingredient, and this cocktail comes complete with an orchid inside the glass.
Sapphire Martini in the Mezz
- Foxwoods Resort Casino, Connecticut
- Price Tag: $3,000
This cocktail is made with Bombay Sapphire gin or premium vodka if preferred, some blue curacao, a little blue sugar around the edge of the glass, and to top it off, a pair of platinum mounted diamond and sapphire earrings.
- Piano Bar at the Sheraton Park Tower Hotel, London
- Price Tag: $4,350
This cocktail is made from Charles Heidsieck Vintage 2001 champagne and Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac, and includes Angostura bitters and a sugar cube. The final price tag here is determined by the piece of jewelery that you would like to have presented in the drink. $4,350 will buy you a 0.6 carat diamond, but that price could go up to $19,000 if you are interested in something a little “pricier”.
Martini on The Rock
- Algonquin Hotel, New York
- Price Tag: $10,000
Maybe you would just prefer something a bit more elegant? This Martini on the Rock is a classy little cocktail and it goes for the special price of $10,000. The only “rock” here is a 1.5 carat diamond from the hotel jeweler at the Algonquin Hotel, New York. This special concoction is said to be a real thirst quencher for the ladies.