For £9,000, you can rent a private jet, or buy a new car or just splash on a cocktail. Yes, the world’s most expensive cocktail, priced at £8,888 ($14,500) has gone on sale in London. It was created for James Bond actress Grace Jones at the star-studded opening of Gigi’s restaurant in Mayfair. The makers claim Gigi’s tops the world’s most expensive tipples – beating Melbourne’s £8,167 Winston into second place. Precious cocktail contains 1990 Vintage Cristal champagne and 1888 Samalens Vieille Relique Vintage Bas Armagnac. It also has “lashings” of gold leaf to give it extra bling.
Cesare said: “We did not set out to create a cocktail for the fabulously rich but rather to give Ms Jones something memorable to thank her for coming”, said restaurant manager Cesare Papagna. “The taste was magnificent, as you would imagine.”