Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The world's most expensive cocktail - £5,500

Salvatore Calabrese has broken the record for the world's most expensive cocktail (£5,500 - that's 8884.15 US Dollars) with his 'Salvatore's Legacy' drink,  made up of ingredients more than 200 years old.
Salvatore, whose nickname is 'The Maestro', made the drink with 1778 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac, 1770 Kummel Liqueur, Dubb Orange Curacao circa 1860 and two dashes of Angostura Bitters circa 1900s.

Salvatore said, 'In front of a crowd, I needed very steady hands to open the vintage bottles and pour these precious ingredients into my own mixing glass, which I have had for 40 years.'

If you happen to have these ingredients sitting on a shelf somewhere, here's how you make it:

40ml 1778 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac
20ml 1770 Kummel Liqueur
20ml 1860 Dubb Orange Curacao
Two dashes of 1900s Angostura Bitters
... pour into a mixing glass, only add the purest and best ice and stir gently.