I'm an adult; and as such, I enjoy the occasional adult beverage.  Living in Fort Collins, I pretty much have to love beer; and trust me, I do.  I give spirits their fair shake as well, though (pun intended).  The fanciest I usually get in terms of cocktails is a Manhattan; but the cocktail in this story makes even the swankiest Manhattan look like a Shirley Temple.

The world's most expensive cocktail has just been created in London, by a man named Salvatore Calabrese.  The cost: 5,500 pounds, or about $8,824, per glass!

...the cocktail named Salvatore's Legacy, uses four ingredients, which mostly pre-date American Independence and the French Revolution: a 1778 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac (nearly the oldest in existence), a 1770 Kummel Liqueur, a circa 1860 Dubb Orange Curacao and two dashes of Angostura Bitters dating from around 1900.

[via ShortList Magazine.]

I hate to sound unsophisticated, but I have to wonder: does this drink even taste good?  I mean, some of these things don't exactly have a long shelf-life, right?  So, is it expensive because it's high quality, or just for expensive's sake?  I know I'll probably never get an answer, but I can always dream!

What's the most unusual cocktail you've ever created; and also, was it good? Tell me about it in the comments section below!