Top 10 drinks world records6th February, 2013 by Andy Young
The most expensive cocktail
World-renowned bartender Salvatore Calabrese created a £5,500-a-glass cocktail in October last year and set a new world record in the process. The cocktail, composed of 40ml of 1788 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac, 20ml of 1770 Kummel Liqueur, 20ml of 1860 Dubb Orange Curaçao and two dashes of Angostura Bitters from the 1900s, was bought by a friend and long term client of Calabrese.
The record attempt had been put on hold after a customer accidentally smashed a bottle of the 1788 Clos de Griffer Cognac three months earlier. That could go down as one of the most expensive bottle breakages ever. The previous record for the world’s most expensive cocktail was held by The Skyview Bar at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, with a £3,766.52-a-glass tipple.
A new attempt at this record will take place in Melbourne on Thursday, 7 February when Australian mixologist Joel Heffernan will attempt to make The Winston cocktail, which carries a price tag of AU$12,500 (£8,200). The Winston, which takes 16 hours to prepare will contain Cognac Croizet 1858 Cuvee Leonie and a specially-prepared garnish of chocolate and nutmeg soil.