The Most Expensive Cocktails

You’re successful, and your clothing, home, car and other lifestyle choices reflect your great taste. Then why shouldn’t your choice of drink?

To assist you with making your choice of drink reflect your choice of lifestyle, we carved out a list featuring ten of the most expensive cocktails and where you can find them around the world.

These costly concoctions are sure to up the ante for your taste buds!

Kentucky Derby Mint Julep: $1,000
Churchill Downs, KY

This $1,000 cocktail is made of Woodford Reserve Mint Julep, turbinado sugar, Louisville-grown mint and ice from a 10,000 year old glacier. But the expense isn’t as much in the ingredients as it’s in the experience of drinking out of a limited edition Tiffany & Co. silver cup while watching the two minute-long race.

Original Mai Tai: $1,270
Merchant Hotel – Belfast, Northern Ireland

This is a J. Wray & Nephew Jamaican rum sourced from the real Trader Vic Bergeon “Trader Vic” of the 1940s. Only six bottles from the original harvest remain and the Merchant Hotel owns one of them, so they charge an absurd amount of money to really rich people with cash to spare. This cocktail also includes a dash of real pirate ashes. (Not really.)

Platinum Passion: $1,500
The Duvet – New York, New York

Platinum Passion is The Duvet’s signature cocktail with a signature crazy price tag. It consists of L’Esprit de Courvoisier, a squeeze of lemon, forest berries and brown sugar, with Ruinart Champagne. We’re still trying price tag.

Ritz-Paris Sidecar: $1,670
Bar Hemingway, Ritz-Paris, France

The cocktail is a mix of Cointreau, real kicker: Cognac Champagne bottled between 1830 and 1870. In other words, this champagne has survived war, and damn it, they’re going to make sure you know it. (Mostly via your bank account.)

Sapphire Martini: $3,000
Foxwoods Resort Casino – Connecticut

The Sapphire Martini consists of Bombay sapphire gin, premium vodka, blue sugar (only for the rim of the glass) and dry vermouth. Not worth it, right? Oh yea, it also includes a pair of diamond and sapphire earrings. Ok, we guess we’re sold now.

Diamond Cocktail: $4,350
Sheraton Park Tower Hotel, London

Give or take a few hundred dollars on this cocktail. It really depends on the size of the diamond or ruby the bartender decides to drop into your liquid robbery. Ingredients are Charles Heidsieck Vintage 2001 Champagne, Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac, Angostura bitters and topped with a sugar cube.

Whiskey: $4,000
Skyview Bar – Burj Al Arab, Dubai

United Arab Emirates per glass single malt whiskey in Dubai. Only 420 bottles of this whiskey were made. Skyview owns one, and you will pay handsomely for it. Macallan single malt is a out of a Lalique crystal decanter. Even more interesting, Skyview Bar used to offer a $7,400 cocktail made from the same scotch in a gold-plated glass. But that one sold out: of course.

Martini on the Rock: $10,000
Algonquin Hotel, New York

Forget the olive, this martini comes with a giant pre-selected diamond! Touted as the “perfect way to propose” this martini requires a seventy-two hour advance arrangement and personal consultation for selecting your diamond. We gotta say, we wouldn’t be mad at all if this was how he proposed.

Ono Champagne Cocktail: $10,000
Encore Wynn, Las Vegas

This cocktail consists of ultra-rare Louis XIII Black Pearl cognac, boasting some
$90,000 a bottle. It also includes four ounces of Charles Heidsieck 1981 Champagne.

Diamond Is Forever: $22,600
Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, Japan

Drum roll…the most expensive cocktail in the world is Ritz-Carlton Japan’s ‘Diamond is Forever’ cocktail. This concoction takes the number one spot for most overpriced cocktail in the world. What you’ll get: one lucky girl!