What comes to mind when you think of the word luxury? For many this might be expensive jewelry, sports-cars, mansions. Take your mind towards a luxury vacation. What do you see? Perhaps palm trees, a swimming pool, crystal blue waters in the sea accompanied by golden sand. You’re lying on a sun-lounger not far away, but what’s in your hand? We are sure that many of you would have a cocktail, a glass of wine or something stronger to fully put that sparkle on the whole scenario. The question is however: which drink can add to the luxury setting already in mind? This is where you are in luck; we have done the research and composed a list of the most expensive, and luxurious cocktails in the world. Take a look below and find out what you need to request when you finally hit the millions and are ready to spend big on living the life of luxury!
Kentucky Derby Mint Julep ($1000)
Interestingly, the first cocktail on this list takes us to the Kentucky Derby. Did you know that over 120,000 servings of this beverage are sold at the two-day event annually? So what justifies this drink being so expensive? Well, it does come in a silver Tiffany & Co glass. The liquid is prepared with a combination of Woodford Reserve bourbon, Moroccan mint, South Pacific sugar and ice from the Arctic Circle. This is definitely a better-than-average Mint Julep.
Original Mai Tai ($1270)
The ‘Mai Tai’ is a common drink that you might see often in bars, but have you ever had the original Mai Tai? Unlikely. In Belfast, Northern Ireland, you can find the original Mai Tai at the Merchant Hotel Mai Tai. Originating in 1944 from Trader Vic’s, the Merchant Hotel is the only place that uses the original rum from the 1944 recipe.
Platinum Passion ($1,500)
The Platinum Passion is something like no other. New York City’s most luxurious beverage shines above the rest and if you can afford it- you should definitely try it. The drink was introduced as a Valentines Day special in 2005 and remains popular to this very day. The drink can be found at ‘Duvet’, a bed-themed bar. The drink is a combination of Champagne, passion fruit, honey, brown sugar and L’esprit de Courvoisier – a bottle of which alone sells for a whopping $6000.
Ritz-Paris Sidecar ($1670)
Named after the Hotel Ritz-Paris, does it come as much of a surprise that this drink is on the list? This cocktail is the most expensive cocktail in the world when it comes to sidecars. To make this drink you need to use Cognac that was bottled between 1830 and 1870. Not only is it tasty and expensive, but also super old.
Sapphire Martini ($3000)
A drink designed for the high rollers, it can be found at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut. The luxury martini actually started at a modest $24, but raised its prices after some worldwide notoriety. Charging $24 for a drink that truly hasn’t changed would be a little ridiculous, nowadays it comes with a pair of sapphire and diamond earrings too.
Diamond Cocktail ($4350)
Why is this cocktail called the Diamond Cocktail you ask? Well, it comes with a real diamond. The cocktail is formed from a blend of cognacs that cost $1000 per bottle. Luckily you get a say in the type of diamond inside, which actually alters the price of the cocktail depending. Is this a jewelers or a bar? We’re not even sure anymore. We suppose it helps that the cocktail is delicious and smooth while you consider the expensive gem you just purchased.
Martini on the Rock ($10000)
Don’t let the name mislead you, ‘rock’ means something very different in this drink. Normally, rocks are the name for ice cubes, but this is not the case here. Found at The Algonquin Hotel in New York City, this drink will set you back significantly. The rock in this drink is a sparkling, pricey diamond! This drink is so exclusive and expensive that it requires a 3-day advanced reservation and an appointment with a jewelry maker. Similarly to the last drink, you can choose the diamond and the full price of the drink depends on the diamond that you select. We recommend saving this one for a special occasion, and only if you can afford it.