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A cocktail made for Grace Jones costs £8,888

World’s most expensive cocktail goes on sale for nearly £9,000: Flute contains vintage Cristal and rare ‘liquid gold’ Armagnac.

Oct 02, 2014 | By AFPRelaxnews

Most expensive coktail

A restaurant in the heart of London’s swish Mayfair has created what they claim to be the world’s most expensive cocktail in honor of singer Grace Jones, valued at a whopping £8,888.

What could possibly make a champagne cocktail ring in at the price of a new car, or $14,430 USD, you ask?

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A bevy made with vintage, Cristal champagne circa 1990, and 1888 Samalens Vieille Relique Vintage Bas Armagnac, an rare Armagnac that pre-dates the Boer War, reported The Daily Mail UK.

1888 Armagnac

Created to mark the opening of Gigi’s Italian Restaurant, the cocktail was launched to honor one of its celebrity attendees, Grace Jones.

The cocktail is topped with edible gold leaves and is also made with Angostura Bitters and sugar.

Don’t look for it on the restaurant’s cocktail menu, though, as the cocktail was created to be served to the eatery’s A-list guests.

Gigi's manager adds a sliver of gold leaf

Makers claim the Gigi’s drink tops the world’s most expensive tipples — beating Melbourne’s £8,167 Winston into second place.

Officially, the Guinness world record-holder for the most expensive cocktail in the world belongs to Australian barman Joel Heffernan, who sold “the Winston,” made with Croizet’s 1858 Cuvee Leonie cognac for £8,583.


 
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