Many people have tight budgets and strict schedules, but everyone should put that aside at least once in their lifetime and splurge. Here at BarWhiz we’ve decided to turn to those who want to accomplish this, and love a good cocktail.
These are the five most expensive bar drinks in the world, for someone who appreciates his drinks, this just might be what he needs to enjoy at least once in his lifetime (or perhaps more if you can afford it):
1. Ritz-Paris Sidecar – $1,670
This beverage is served in the Hemingway Bar at the Ritz Hotel located in Ritz-Paris, France.
The ingredients are Cointreau orange liqueur, lemon juice, and cognac made between the years 1830 and 1870. The grapes used were right before grape vines were infested by the plant lice known as phylloxera. The original sidecar was first created in 1922 at Buck’s Club in London, England before it was introduced to Paris patrons.
2. Platinum Passion – $1,500
This drink is sold at the Duvet Lounge in New York where patrons are served on actual beds instead of bar stools or booths. This consists of L’Esprit de Courvoisier cognac which is $6,000 per bottle and was enjoyed by Napoleon in the 1800s, passion fruit syrup, wildflower honey, sugar, wild berries, lemon juice and brown sugar. The glass is decorated with an actual blooming orchid flower.
3. Merchant Hotel Mai Tai – $1,480
This treat is available at the Merchant Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
This contains lime, orange culacao liqueur from Holland, rock candy syrup, French Orgeat almond flavoring, mint leaves and a special seventeen year old Jamaican rum of which only six bottles were produced. Ninety percent of the rum sales in Jamaica are J. Wray Nephew rum. This company started as a tavern in 1825, and their award winning rum accounts for ninety percent of the rum sales in Jamaica. The original mai tai was created in the United States in 1944 at the Polynesian themed bar Trader Vic’s in Oakland, California.
4. Kentucky Derby Mint Julep – $1,000
Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs, United States
This has been the favorite beverage served at at the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky since 1938. Also known as the Early Times Mint Julep Ready to Serve Cocktail, the ingredients include bourbon, sugar, water, ice and mint leaf and is served in a special collectible glass.
5. Bentley Sidecar – $550
This less expensive version of the Ritz-Paris Sidecar is available in various establishments in New York. This alternative consists of Australian Hennessy Ellipse cognac which provides 43.5 percent alcohol in one glass. This strong brandy provides a unique taste sensation that some drinkers say lasts up to 24 hours.