Diamonds and nibbles - the most expensive cocktail in the world at Ritz-Carlton Tokyo.
Christmas is an expensive time of year, from filling the kids' stockings with presents, to decking the halls, and of course enjoying a few Christmas treats and a glitzy cocktail or two.
However, there are bar bills and there are bar bills. The ten most expensive bars in the world have now been revealed in research carried out by PayDayLoansNet - and along with them, the priciest drinks on the planet.
Ritz-Carlton Tokyo tops the list with the most expensive cocktail in the world. The Diamonds are Forever mix - Grey Goose vodka and a twist of lime - comes with killer views of the Tokyo skyline, a real diamond - and will set you back a cool US$22,600.
Meanwhile at XS Nightclub in Las Vegas, The Ono - Charles Heidsieck Champagne Charlie 1981 and Louis XIII de Remy Martin Black Pearl Cognac - works out at around one thousand dollars a sip with a total price tag of US$10,000. It is served, however, with a pair of men’s silver cufflinks and a woman’s 18k white-gold chain.
Moving down the list, London’s Playboy Club in Mayfair could shake you a Salvatore’s Legacy, one of the oldest drinks in the world - 1778 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac, 1770 Kummel Liqueur, Dubb Orange Curacao circa 1860 and two dashes of Angostura Bitters circa 1900s - for a relative snip at US$7,000 a glass.
For those with more conservative tastes, you could enjoy a White Lady at The American Bar at London’s Savoy Hotel for just US$150. Or The Subsix Underwater Bar in the Maldives will pour you a Hennessy Cognac for a bargain US$312 a glass.
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