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Salvatore's Legacy Is 'Most Expensive Cocktail'
A cocktail maker claims he has set a new record for the most expensive cocktail in the world.
Salvatore Calabrese says Salvatore's Legacy, made using ingredients dating back to before American independence and the French Revolution, will set you back a cool £5,500 per glass.
Guinness World Records said it is investigating the claim, which would topple its current record holder, a cocktail costing £3,766.52 that is served in a Dubai hotel.
The attempt was made at Salvatore's, Mr Calabrese's bar at the Playboy Club London, in Mayfair, central London.
The cocktail uses four ingredients: a 1778 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac, a 1770 Kummel liqueur, a circa-1860 Dubb Orange Curacao and two dashes of Angostura bitters dating from around 1900.
The record bid was supposed to take place in July but was delayed when a bottle of one of the ingredients smashed.
Mr Calabrese said before the attempt: "I was devastated when my bottle smashed and thought my dream of breaking the world record was over, but thankfully it has all worked out and nothing will stop me now."
A spokeswoman for Guinness World Records said: "GWR can confirm that we have received an official claim for the most expensive cocktail record attempt.
"The current record for the most expensive cocktail commercially available is '27,321', costing 27,321 United Arab Emirates dirham (£3,766.52) which can be found on the menu of The Skyview Bar of Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
"GWR will only be able to confirm if the attempt has been successful or not three working days after we have received the evidence."
what do you think?
I think this is disgusting and socialy immoral that these super rich get bragging rights for a glass of spirits costing more than some families get in a year to survive on. Utter contempt for them.
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Oh dear, deleted for mentioning the device that the revolutionary French utilised to shorten the height of their rich.