You’re gonna have to be ballin’ to get a round in of any of these.
Here’s a list of the 20 most expensive alcoholic drinks in the world.
From the least to the top
20. Salvatore’s Legacy – $8,316
With the title as the worlds oldest cocktail, Salvatore’s Legacy is Playboy London’s house drink of choice.
Each cocktail is made by the legendary bartender himself, Salvatore Calabrese. A very popular bartender.
He blends and mixes four main ingredients: 1778 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac, 1770 Kümmel Liqueur, circa-1860 Dubb Orange Curaçao, and a little Angostura bitters from the early 1900s.
19. The Winston Cocktail – $12,790 per glass
Regularly topping the charts as one of the most expensive alcoholic drinks in the world, the Winston Cocktail is only available from one Australian bartender.
Is a mixture of expensive liquours in the world, like Grand Marnier Quintessence.
The reason for being this expensive is because, the cognac it uses is extremely limited, so they have to pick and choose the right clientele to enjoy the drink, and charge accordingly.
18. The Diamond Is Forever Martini – $18,000
If you like diamond, then this one is for you.
This martini might look rather ordinary, however, the grey goose and lime infused cocktail includes a one-carat diamond as an extra touch!
Yes, that’s right, you heard correctly… a real diamond in your drink!
The drink is sold at the Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
17. Legacy By Angostura – $25,000
When it comes to rum, this is the most expensive on our list. It goes to Legacy by Angostura.
It’s made from a blend of seven special rums from the brand’s other collections.
Angostura set out to create the “ultimate expression of Angostura Rum.” The brand wanted to make a rum that was considered to be the best sipping rum ever!
The price is 25,000USD
16. The Ruby Rose Cocktail – $40,000
You can easily make it yourself using, pomegranate juice, Hangar One Vodka, St. Germain, orange juice and rosewater.
15. Chateau D’Yquem – $130,000
The drink is considered to be more of a historical artefact, than a normal bottle of wine, as it’s totally undrinkable, or at least you wouldn’t want to.
However, as far as expensive alcoholic drinks go, this one has enough history behind it to warrant it’s $130,000 price tag!
14. Diamond Jubilee By Johnnie Walker – $165,000
Diamond Jubilee Whisky by Johnnie Walker.
Johnnie Walker is well known for making some of the most expensive drinks in the world.
Their Diamond Jubilee series was created to celebrate the Queen’s 60th coronation anniversary in Britain and is considered to be the best whiskey ever created by Johnnie Walker.
It cost 165,000 USD
13. The Black Pearl Louis XIII Anniversary Edition – $165,000
Next up, we have Remy Martin’s Black Pearl Louis XIII.
This is currently their most expensive liquor, as some of the ingredients included are well over 100 years old!
The bottles are made in astonishingly small numbers, to maintain exclusivity, and are all inlaid with gemstones.
They were also constructed using a special technique and process, which is thought to be locked away in a secret vault somewhere.
12. Penfold Ampoule – $170,000
Penfold Ampoule is hand blown and makes one hell of an impact, which certainly helps justify its insane price tag!
There are only twelve handmade bottles of this expensive wine on the planet, all are individually numbered and all were crafted by South Australias finest craftsmen.
11. The Sapphire Revelation By Bombay – $200,000
One of the most recognisable gin bottles in the world is from Bombay, London’s most well-known gin company.
However, they decided to go one step further and create a limited edition series called the Sapphire Revelation.
For $200,000, you’ll receive a jewel-shaped bottle, made from Baccarat crystal, diamonds and sapphires, filled with the best gin the company has ever created.
After you finish enjoying the gin, you might be able to re-sell the bottle, or keep it as an impressive one of a kind house ornament!
10. Dalmore 62 – $215,000
This one’s a bit of a mystery, as no one really knows where it gets its name from, or the process that made the single-malt so expensive.
There were only 12 bottles created, so limited numbers play a big part in its price. Interestingly, the last known bottle to be spotted in public was actually purchased in Singapore’s airport.
9. Armand de Brignac Midas – $265,000
Made super famous and popular by rappers and sports star, Armand de Brignac Midas champagne is the worlds most expensive champagne ever!
It’s been aged for around 30 years and uses some of the finest grapes to achieve its distinctive flavour.
Most people says that it’s gold-painted bottle helped boost its popularity, as it was deisnged to be one of the most expensive drinks in the world.
8. 1945 Romanee-Conti Wine – $558,000
Romanee-Conti has become the king of collectable wines, and 1945 is considered its most prized vintage.
They only produced 600 bottles in 1945.
The wine was on sale with Sotheby’s, and they described it as “concentrated and exotic, with seemingly everlasting power — a wine at peace with itself.”
7. Macallan 64 Year Old In Lalique – $625,000
Coming in at number seven is the most expensive whiskey in the world: Macallan 64 Year Old In Lalique.
Macallan is famous for producing high-quality single-malt whiskey, so when they decided to embark on this challenge, it’s not surprising that they went all in.
Only four bottles were ever created and combined with the craftsmanship of the bottle and the whiskey itself is what makes this drink so darn expensive.
The bottle is made from pure, hand-cut crystal and weighs 25 pounds without any liquor inside.
6. Mendis Coconut Brandy VS – $1 Million
Coconut always goes well with drinks, but this brand created a brandy made from coconuts entirely. Therefore, the high price is no surprise at all.
Each bottle is numbered and signed by the House of Mendis founder, W.M Mendis.
But despite its uniqueness and limited numbers, $1 Million for a bottle of alcohol?
5. Diva Vodka – $1 Million
If you’re looking for something completely different, and really don’t care about the taste or the money, then Diva Vodka might be for you.
This is the only Vodka in the world to be filtered through precious gemstones after being filtered the traditional way. After that, it’s poured into a bottle that has a load of Swarovski crystals in a glass tube that runs down the centre of the bottle.
Other than that, you’re paying $1 Million for a bottle of Vodka, which is highly likely to taste just the same as any other good quality brand.
4. Russo-Baltique Vodka – $1.35 Million
The next most expensive alcoholic drink on the list is Russo-Baltique Vodka.
Costing a whopping $1.35 Million for a bottle, you’re going to really need to love your Vodka to buy a bottle of this stuff.
The bottles are made to look like vintage automobiles, and each bottle top is made from 100% pure gold with inlaid diamonds.
3. Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne – $2 Million
The third most expensive drink is this heritage cognac that costs a massive, $2 Million.
The Cognac itself has been aged for 100 years and the bottle is coated in 24-karat gold, housed in a platinum casing and covered with diamonds.
The combination of the drink, diamond and gold, makes it expensive
2. Tequila Ley .925 – $3.5 Million
This bottle of Tequilla occupies second place on our list but hasn’t actually been purchased yet.
They claim that the 6,400 different diamonds on the bottle help to improve the flavour of the tequila, which is why it’s so expensive to buy.
However, it still remains unsold, so it might end up selling for a lot less in the future.
1. Billionaire Vodka – $3.7 Million
It was kind of obvious that the number one spot might be taken by a brand that includes “billionaire” in the name, right?
Well, Billionaire Vodka did exactly that. With a brand motto of “It’s good to be the king”, Billionaire Vodka produces the alcoholic drink entirely by hand and completely on demand. Each bottle uses a top-secret Russian recipe and is made in small micro-batches to ensure exclusivity.
The huge five-litre bottle is covered in approximately 3,000 diamonds and Swarovski crystals and designed by Leon Verre.
This is the most expensive drink in the world.
In summary, this is a quick recap of the 20 most expensive alcoholic drinks:
- Billionaire Vodka worth $3.7 Million
- Tequila Ley .925 worth $3.5 Million
- Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne worth $2 Million
- Russo-Baltique Vodka worth $1.35 Million
- Diva Vodka worth $1 Million
- Mendis Coconut Brandy VS worth $1 Million
- Macallan 64 Year Old In Lalique worth $625,000
- 1945 Romanee-Conti Wine worth $558,000
- Armand de Brignac Midas worth $265,000
- Dalmore 62 worth $215,000
- The Sapphire Revelation By Bombay worth $200,000
- Penfold Ampoule worth $170,000
- The Black Pearl Louis XIII Anniversary Edition By Remy Martin worth $165,000
- Diamond Jubilee By Johnnie Walker worth $165,000
- Chateau D’Yquem worth $130,000
- The Ruby Rose Cocktail worth $40,000
- Legacy By Angostura worth $25,000
- The Diamond Is Forever Martini worth $18,000
- The Winston Cocktail worth $12,790 per glass
- Salvatore’s Legacy worth $8,316