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The Most Expensive Cocktails in the World

B&B King, $768

B&B King, $768
London's Purple Bar, London
The menu at London's Purple Bar, located in the ultra-cushy Sanderson Hotel, proclaims its take on the 1940s classic drink "the most opulent cocktail". Created using two ingredients that actually date to the 1940s—a Martell extra cognac and Benedictine liqueur.

Kentucky Derby Mint Julep, $1,000

Kentucky Derby Mint Julep, $1,000
Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, KY
The legendary Kentucky Derby in Louisville offers their Woodford Reserve Mint Julep while watching the world’s most famous horse race. The drink is made up of Woodford Reserve Bourbon, turbinado sugar, Louisville-grown mint, and ice collected from a 10,000-year-old Alaskan glacier. To top it off, the drink is served in a limited edition silver Tiffany & Co. cup. Only 73 cups have been produced to date.

Ritz-Paris Sidecar, $1,670

Ritz-Paris Sidecar, $1,670
Bar Hemingway at the Hotel Ritz, Paris, France
Enjoy of cocktail from Paris mixed with a Cognac that has survived World War II. At Bar Hemingway, this drink is blended with Cointreau, lemon juice, and a champagne Cognac that was bottled between 1830 and 1870 and saved by German soldiers during the occupation.

Original Mai Tai, $1,270

Original Mai Tai, $1,270
Merchant Hotel, Belfast, Ireland
This cocktail is mixed with the most exclusive Jamaican rum – J.Wray & Nephew. The Merchant Hotel in Belfast, Ireland owns one of the only six existing bottles of the rum, making this mai tai a rare experience!

Macallan Single Malt Whiskey, $4,000

Macallan Single Malt Whiskey, $4,000
Skyview Bar at the Bur Al Arab, Dubai
There are only 420 bottles of this Macallan 55 whiskey, and the Skyview Bar is known to use only “bottle number 287″ of the 55-year-aged scotch for this pricey drink. The drink is served in a Lalique crystal decanter.

Salvatore’s Legacy, $8,316

Salvatore’s Legacy, $8,316
Salvatore at Playboy, London
London world famous mixologist Salvatore Calabrese's bar is named Salvatore at Playboy, which offers the aptly named cocktail Salvatore’s Legacy. It was the former holder of the Guinness World Record and costs a cool $8,316. But the decadent four-ingredient drink is still the world’s oldest cocktail, combining 1778 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac, 1770 kümmel liqueur, circa-1860 Dubb Orange Curaçao and two dashes of Angostura Bitters from the early 1900s.

Ono Champagne Cocktail, $10,000

Ono Champagne Cocktail, $10,000
Encore Wynn, Las Vegas, NV
At the XS at Encore Wynn, you can get the rare Ono Cocktail, which is mixed with Louis XIII Black Pearl Cognac (~$90,000 per bottle), Charles Heidsieck 1981 Champagne Charlie, apricot puree, Sense rose nectar, and fresh-squeezed orange juice.

Diamond Is Forever Martini, $10,000

Diamond Is Forever Martini, $10,000
Uncorked, New York
This $10,000 Vodka Martini at New York tapas bar Uncorked contains a custom diamond engagement ring. You would need to plan 72-hours in advance to have the consultation with their jewelry designer and co owner Andy Goetz to ensure the ring will leave her speechless.

Winston, $12,040

Winston, $12,040
Club 23, Melbourne, Australia
Joel Heffernan of Club 23 set a new Guinness World Record for the most expensive cocktail with his Winston, named, after Winston Churchill. (It goes for US$12,040). The recipe features two jiggers of Croizet Cognac that dates back to 1858, which the bar normally sells for $6,000 a shot. It takes two days to prepare and it also includes Grand Marnier Quintessence, Chartreuse Vieillissement Exceptionnellement Prolongé and Angostura Bitters, and is served with a chocolate and nutmeg “soil” and pulled-sugar garnish made using the same Grand Marnier and Chartreuse, and misted with dry ice essence infused with citrus peel and spices.

The Diamond Is Forever Martini, $18,000

The Diamond Is Forever Martini, $18,000
The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
This Grey Goose Vodka and lime libation, which was named after the James Bond movie Diamonds are Forever, is garnished with a one-carat diamond. Each time the drink is served in the hotel’s 45th-floor Lobby Lounge & Bar, a live band plays the film’s theme song. The approximately $18,000 cocktail, is a regular menu item at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo.

Ruby Rose Cocktail, $40,000

Ruby Rose Cocktail, $40,000
The White Barn Inn, Kennebunk, Maine
The luxurious White Barn Inn has a cocktail which is $40,000. The drink itself, the Ruby Rose, is a mixture of Hanger One Vodka, St-Germain, fresh grapefruit juice, pomegranate and a spoonful of rosewater. While it normally costs a comparatively reasonable $18, the addition of a four-carat ruby garnish adds a bit more value to the drink. The restaurant is offering the Ruby Rose through the end of the year.

Reka Moscow’s $50,000 cocktail
Reka Moscow’s $50,000 cocktail
Reka Moscow restaurant, Russia
This cocktail requires an honorable mention on this list. Though only offered once, the drink was created to celebrate the opening of the Reka Moscow restaurant located in the heart of Russia’s capital. The cocktail contained three 1-1.5-carat diamonds from the event’s jewelry sponsor, and went for $50,000. It is the world’s most expensive drink.