Monday, October 22, 2012

Salvatore Calabrese’s ‘Salvatore Legacy’ Cocktail For $8,830 a Glass

Bartender and mixologist Salvatore Calabrese finally fulfilled his dream of creating the world’s most expensive cocktail, with his ‘Salvatore Legacy’ cocktail that is priced at a whopping $8,830 (or £5,500) per glass. Known as ‘The Maestro’, bartender Salvatore Calabrese mixed this expensive cocktail at the highly-exclusive London Playboy Club, where the drink can later be purchased.

The Salvatore Legacy Cocktail 

Earlier, Salvatore Calabrese’s dream of creating the world’s most expensive cocktail was crushed, when a bottle of historic cognac (priced at $77,480) he was planning to use, fell on the floor and broke.

Why is the Salvatore Legacy Cocktail so expensive?

The $8,830 ‘Salvatore Legacy’ cocktail created by Calabrese contains ingredients that are more than 240 years old, with some of them dating back to the French Revolution.

Salvatore Calabrese with the bottles of expensive liquor that went into the cocktail

Salvatore Calabrese created this cocktail before a group of experienced bartenders at the London Playboy Club in Mayfair. This cocktail contains a mix of:

  • 40ml of 1778 cognac 
  • 20ml of 1770 Kummel Liqueur 
  • 20ml of 1860 Dubb Orange Curaçao 
  • Two dashes of Angostura Bitters from 1900

The mixing of this cocktail was overseen by an official from the Guinness Book of World Records, who will check to see if it beats the record of the current ‘most expensive cocktail in the world’, which is being sold in Dubai.

Would you pay £5,500 for a glass of the Salvatore Legacy cocktail?

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