World's Most Expensive Cocktail - Liquid Gold

World's Most Expensive Cocktail - Liquid Gold

A bartender at Crown's Club 23 Melbourne introduced the world's most expensive cocktail. This liquid gold of pricey potion includes two nips of Cognac Croizet 1858 Cuvee Leonie cognac, which recently sold at auction for $151, 000.

Each cocktail requires 16 hours of labor, due to a specially prepared garnish of chocolate and nutmeg soil, and must be ordered two days in advance. Kiwi businessman James Manning was the first man to foot the bill for the drink.

The Magical Ingredients

The base of the cocktail contains two nips of Croizet Cognac that dates back to 1858! That bottle recently sold at an auction for $151,000. Putting things into perspective, Heffernan says, “The cognac itself is older than the published theory of evolution.”

The $6000 per shot of the Croizet takes care of most of the price tag. So what do we need another $500 for? Grand Marnier Quintessence cognac, Chartreuse Vieillissement Exceptionnellement Prolonge, and a dash of Angostura Bitters to add to the perfection.

The garnishing, as elaborate as the drink, consists of chocolate nutmeg dust, essence of poppy seed and roses, and hints of coconut, passionflower and oranges. A special kind of sugar vine crafted by a pastry chef goes into the presentation too. Coming together of the Winston takes a total of 16 hours. Orders, of course, must be placed two days in advance.