It’s your shout A guide to the world’s most indulgent (and expensive) drinks
THE WINSTONLooking for a more up-market tipple? Got $12500, to spend? You might like to consider buying a Winston, made exclusively at Melbourne Crown Casino’s Club 23, and officially listed by Guinness as the world’s most expensive cocktail.Named after Winston Churchill, the concoction includes two nips of Cognac Croizet 1858 Cuvee Leonie cognac and a specially prepared garnish of chocolate and nutmeg soil.The cognac which it uses is one of the most highly prized in the world: a bottle of it sold at auction earlier this year for $151000.SALVATORE’S, LEGACYTHE Winston may have trumped this cocktail in the expense stakes, but it is still a whippersnapper when it comes to aged alcohol.
For this unique cocktail, London bar owner Salvatore Calabrese combined 40ml of Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac from 1778, 20ml of Kummel Liqueur from 1770, 20ml circa of Dubb Orange Curacao from 1860, and a couple of dashes of Angostura bitters from the early 1900s. Combined age: 744 years. That’s a drink that’s been around a bit.Salvatore’s Legacy was priced at Pound5500 ($AU9492) – but its actual cost was a lot higher than that. Conde Nast Traveller reported that when Calabrese first attempted to create the drink, somebody dropped the original bottle of the cognac, worth Pound50000, ($AU86293)., They say it is not worth crying over spilt milk, but crying over spilt aged cognac? Go right ahead.
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