Cheers! London Club Concocts $70K Drink

Recipe calls for cognac, champagne, and a diamond ring
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2007 7:14 PM CST
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(Newser) – Start with some expensive cognac and champagne, add brown sugar and bitters—don't forget the 11-carat white diamond ring for the bottom of the glass—and voila, you've got the world's most expensive drink. London's exclusive Movida nightclub launched the drink, called the Flawless, today, and a 28-year-old property developer who ordered it for his girlfriend was the first customer. The price: $70,000.

It comes with a bit of theater, too: two security guards hover over your table while the drink is mixed and downed, the Guardian reports. "They'll have the attention of everyone else in the bar," said a club manager. One social critic is not amused. "It will be one of those things that unite both the middle class and the old rich in a belief that the super-rich come out of some kind of primeval ooze."