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World's Most Expensive Cocktails

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It's Friday and you must be already dreaming about your favourite drink to try out during the weekend. How about having a cocktail party this weekend? Talking about cocktails, do you know how cocktail originated or which is the most expensive cocktail in the world? If your answer is a no then here you go with some amazing cocktail facts.

The origin of the word 'cocktail' is disputed. The word was first found in The Morning Post and Gazetteer, London on March 20, 1798. A cocktail is basically a mixture of two or three alcoholic drinks. There is apparently a fierce battle to create the most expensive cocktail in the world. The range of these exquisite drinks range right from some thousand dollars to a blasting twelve thousand dollars for a single drink!

So, here are some of the world's most expensive cocktails for you to try!

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Magie Noir

Magie Noir or Black Magic, was prepared in a London night club. It is a combination of cognac, champagne, blackberry liquor, lychee and lemon grass. This amazing drink is priced at $630.

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Mai Tai

The use of Wray and Nephew's Jamaican rum makes this drink costly. There are only six bottles left of this rum. As the demand is high, the price of the drink goes up to $1,267.

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Kentucky Derby Mint Julep

Made by Tiffany and Co., this drink is served in silver glasses filled with Alaskan glacier ice, Woodford Reserve bourbon and mint leaves. This cocktail costs $1000.

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Ritz Paris Sidecar

It is a combination of 19th century Cognac, made of france's finest grapes. This classic drink is priced at $1,670.

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My Cherry Amor

This cocktail was created in Vegas. It costs $2000.

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Salvatore's Legacy

Before Winston took the honour, Salvatore's Legacy was the most expensive cocktail till date. It is a combination of Clos de Griffier cognac dating 1778, 1860 Orange curaçao, and 1900 Angostura bitters. It is priced about $8,625.

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The Winston

It is presently world's most expensive cocktail. Created by an Australian bartender named Joel Heffernan, this cocktail is priced at $12,916.

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Story first published: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 1:03 [IST]
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