Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pay 5500 pounds for world's costliest cocktail

Costing a staggering 5,500 pounds-per-glass and made from ingredients that pre-date American Independence and the French Revolution, a cocktail maker has claimed to have set a new record for the most expensive drink in the world.

Salvatore's Legacy, uses four ingredients, a 1778 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac, a 1770 Kummel Liqueur, a circa 1860 Dubb Orange Curacao and two dashes of Angostura Bitters dating from around 1900, Sky News reported.

Guinness World Records said that it is investigating the claim, which would topple its current record holder, a cocktail costing 3,766.52 pounds that is served in a Dubai hotel.

The attempt was made at Salvatore Calabrese's bar at the Playboy Club London, in Mayfair, central London.

The record bid was supposed to take place in July but was delayed when a bottle of one of the 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," Calabrese said before the attempt.

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