World's Most Expensive Cocktail Served at London Playboy Club

By Sam Scott on at

Mixologist and cocktail connoisseur, Salvatore Calabrese, has just created the world's most expensive tipple, clocking in at colossal £5,500 per glass. That's the equivalent of 1571 average-priced pints down your local boozer! Anyway, the drink, which includes ingredients that date back to before the French Revolution, was served at the London Playboy Club just this week.

Guinness World Record officials are in the process of confirming that the mix trumps the current record of £3,766 per glass, for a cocktail on sale in Dubai. Calabrese's attempt was put back by months when a bottle of one of the rare ingredients smashed. "I was devastated when my bottle smashed and thought my dream of breaking the world record was over, but thankfully it has all worked out and nothing will stop me now," said Calabrese.

Nothing like an exquisitely expensive cocktail to annihilate that bonus you just got. Mind you, maybe £5,500 a glass is a tad out of our price range, unless you're a banker of course. [YouTube via The Metro]