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This is Definitely the World’s Most Expensive Cocktail

The world’s most expensive drinks don’t come cheap and some people actually spend a fortune to taste the finest liquors in the world, but what really makes them so special?

Feb 21, 2018 | By LUXUO

An Expensive Cocktail with a Sparkly Diamond

Some champagne bottles come at a painful price tag: the 2013 Armand de Brignac Rose 30-Litre Midas that sells at $275,000, the 1959 Dom Perignon at $42,350 and the 1841 Veuve Clicquot at $34,000, just to name a few. While some are simply expensive because of the signature logos handcrafted in 18-carat gold or the 19-carat flawless deep-cut white diamonds fitted prominently on the bottles. Others have a lot to do with the price tags because of the taste of sparkly diamonds.

There aren’t many people, even if they had all the wealth in the world, who would spend over £7,000 in one sitting, let alone on one shot. But this Chinese businessman Jason Wong did in Hong Kong. He drank the most expensive shot in the world and “it wasn’t a drunken mistake”.

That said, would you pay £50,000 for a truly expensive cocktail?

This margarita (pictured above) perhaps is one of London’s most expensive drink, topped with lashings of gold. You can only buy this margarita at Cantina Laredo, a Mexican restaurant nestled in Covent Garden, in London. So, what’s in this pricey and sumptuous drink?

Other than the exceptional ingredients put together to concoct this cocktail, the drink is made up of Jose Cuervo Platino, and the 1800 Colección tequila that sells for around £2,000 per bottle, a fusion of white pineapple juice and limequats and topped with the Australian finger lime with “caviar-like” appearance. The margarita lives up to its name as it is served with a pineapple flower and a diamond.

Words by Andrea Sim.

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