New York Has a $100 Liquid Platinum Margarita

It’s OK to drink silver in a very expensive cocktail

Delilah in New York is serving a $100 Liquid Platinum Margarita that looks like a glass full of molten metal.

People have been putting edible gold in food and cocktails forever, but now one New York restaurant is making things even fancier with a limited-edition “Liquid Platinum Margarita,” and it actually looks like a glass full of liquid metal.

The Liquid Platinum Margarita is designed to be the height of swankiness. It’s made with Gran Patron Platinum tequila, which sells for $200 a bottle, mixed with Dolin, rose water, agave syrup, and lime juice. Then it’s mixed with edible platinum color and a pinch of xantham gum, which makes the cocktail look like something out of Star Trek, but an incredibly posh version of Star Trek. Then it’s served in a coupe glass garnished with an edible silver orchid, which is an ordinary edible orchid painted silver with edible silver paint.

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The Liquid Platinum Margarita was created by bartender Rael Petit, and it will be available at Delilah in NYC for $100 a pop until the end of April. That’s a steep price for a Margarita, but when one of them goes through the room, everyone who sees it is probably going to want to try one.