World’s Most Expensive Cocktail Costs Almost $9,000! [VIDEO]
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!