Mixologist Makes World's Most Expensive Cocktail — Price: $8,850
We've had no shortage of expensive cocktails in the past, but the newest, record-breaking cocktail will make you drool. Behold the Salvatore's Legacy cocktail, a £5,500 ($8,850) drink that is making mixology enthusiasts across the globe absinthe-green with envy.
What's in the drink? The Spirits Business reports that it's a mix of 1788 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac (yes, you read that year right), Kummel Liqueur, 1860 Dubb Orange Curacao, and two dashes of Angostura bitters from the 1900s. That is one ancient cocktail — that cognac dates from the year the English first settle Australia; that liqueur was distilled on the eve of the Civil War.
The man behind the drink, Salvatore Calabrese, made the drink during London Cocktail Week, and was officially crowned the winner of the Guinness World Record for the world's most expensive cocktail. The record-holder before that was a £3,766.52 ($6,055) cocktail, held by The Skyview Bar at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. We'll add this Salvatore's Legacy to the long list of cocktails that cost as much as our rent.