Whether you’re celebrating your big wins at the Craps table, or drowning in your sorrows after losing your house on Blackjack, Las Vegas has a drink that’s perfect for you. Make sure to bring your American Express though, some of the world’s most expensive cocktails can be found on the Las Vegas strip. From whimsical to decadent, here’s a top 10 list of Las Vegas’ Most extravagant and expensive Cocktails…
10.) Warp Core Breach – $29.50
Star Trek fans will this themed drink made to resemble something that might be ordered on Deep Space 9. Made at Quark’s Bar in the Las Vegas Hilton this $29.50 drink has enough punch to make a Klingon dizzy. Made with 10 ounces of liquor from five different-flavored rums, Razzmatazz and fruit juices this drink is big enough to share. The drink comes in a Star Trek-like glass and a little dry ice ads to the ambiance by making this concoction bubble over and smoke.
9.) Goddess Elixir Margarita – $99
From a place a little more down to earth but just across the border comes the next most extravagant cocktail, the Goddess Elixir available at Isla Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar in Treasure Island. This drink which is assembled table-side by your very own Tequila Goddess, is big enough to share with 3 of your closest friends. The Goddess Elixir comes with big chunks of pineapple and citrus buoyed by Herradura SelecciÃƒÂ³n Suprema, 100-year old Grand Marnier Centenaire, Cointreau and fresh citrus syrup.
8.) Liquid Gold – $175
Fleur de Lys in Mandalay Bay offers Liquid Gold by the ounce for $175. Made with Grand Marnier Centenaire, Louis XIII Cognac, Krug Grand Cru Champagne, Fee Brothers West Indian Orange Bitters and raw sugar garnished with 23-karat gold leafing and a burnt orange twist.
7.) Seablue Martini – $275
What’s Las Vegas without martinis? The Seablue Restaurant at the MGM Grand has one of the best martinis in Vegas. Made with super-premium vodka and Beluga caviar this drink carries a price tag of $275.
6.) Gotham Martini & High Roller Martini – $1,000
In order to order this drink, you really have to be doing well at the progressive slots. The Capital Grille at the Fashion Show Mall serves drinks made just for High Rollers. Each of these $1000 martinis come paired with a piece of Lagos jewelry. The Gotham Martini comes with a strand of pearls. The High Roller, named for the Vegas Strip, includes a diamond pave ring. For each cocktail sold, about $500 goes to Share our Strength, a charity that battles hunger around the globe. No word on what sorts of liquor are used to make these drinks, but it seems the value is really in the jewelry and the feeling of giving to a good cause.
5.) King Richard’s Pride – $1,000
In Vegas why not be treated like royalty? King Richard’s Pride is a $1,000 a drink consisting of Hennessy Richard, Dom Perignon RosÃƒÂ© 1996 and Chambord Liqueur Royale de France, splashes of lime and cranberry juices and one orange slice, all served in a keepsake Baccarat cocktail glass. BOA is located at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.
4.) The Presidential – $1,000
The Body English Nightclub at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino features a $1,000 martini called The Presidential. This drink includes Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac and Dom Perignon champagne.
3.) Duvet Passion – $1,500
The Seablue Restaurant at the MGM Grand also has the 4th most expensive cocktail. The Duvet Passion featuring a mix of rare aged cognacs and a mix of rare vintage champagnes garnished with a vanilla orchid petal can be purchased for a mere $1500. This passionate drink which was introduced on Valentine’s Day in 2005, is sure to get you some love.
2.) High Limit Kir Royale – $2,200
Also at the MGM Grand, you can double down on the High Limit Kir Royale. This $2200 libation is only available at The Teatro Euro Bar. Louis Roederer Cristal Rose champagne, Hardy Perfection cognac, Grand Marnier Cent Cinquantenaire and fresh muddled raspberries go into making this extravagant cocktail.
1.) MÃƒÂ©nage a Trois – $3,000
If you’re feeling a little frisky why not order a MÃƒÂ©nage a Trois at Tryst at the 5 Diamond Award-winning Wynn Hotel. This sexy cocktail is made with Cristal RosÃƒÂ©, Hennessy Ellipse and Grand Marnier Cent-cinquantenaire. 23-karat gold flakes and liquid gold syrup decorate this decadent cocktail. For $3,000 you can sip this drink through a golden straw studded with a 9-point diamond — yours to keep of course.
Wondering what was the most expensive drink ever sold in Vegas? The most expensive Vegas Cocktail was served by Master Mixologist Francesco Lafranconi at Wolfgang Puck’s Postrio on May 7th, 2003. This drink which was sold at live auction for $8,000 to benefit Alzheimer’s Research during “One Cool Night”, was served in a Christofle Limited Edition Cocktail Glass by Adam D. Tihany. This outrageous cocktail was made up of a delicious blend of Hennessy Timeless harmoniously combined with Grand Marnier 150th Anniversary liqueur, topped with Dom Perignon Oenotheque 1973 vintage, garnished with 22-karat gold leaves, and stirred with a diamond swizzle. Unfortunately, this drink was a one-time deal, although if you’re looking to spend $8,000 for a drink be sure to ask your Maitre`di. In Las Vegas I’m sure they will be able to accommodate you.
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By Mike Boudet
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