Tuesday, November 22, 2005

No matter how up to date you try to make your book...

...there are always innovations in the cocktail world. So much for the world's most expensive cocktail being a Sidecar:

Condé Nast Traveler reports, for example, that at the Teatro Euro Bar in the MGM Grand Las Vegas, you can have a High Limit Kir Royale, which combines Champagne, 140-year old Cognac and raspberries. The price is $2,200.
The Bar Giardino d'Inverno at the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan offers Liquid Luxury, which is a combination of Grand Marnier Cuvée du Cent Cinquantenaire and rare wild Sicilian berries. It goes for $4,225 a glass.
And for those who want to provide their loved one with a drink while they pop the question, the Piano Bar at the Sheraton Park Tower Hotel in London has a suggestion: the $7,200 Louis XIII Diamond Cocktail, which is a mixture of Champagne, Angostura bitters, sugar and Cognac along with a one-carat diamond ring.