If there’s one thing the elite love to do, it’s drink. However, while most of us run to the liquor store to grab a 12 pack of our favorite American brews or a handle of moderately priced liquor, the rich and famous order their gold-plated, decades old, decadent beverages for hundreds of thousands of dollars. While these drinks may have the same desired effect, the quality, packaging, and distillation process makes them a top choice for the world’s richest boozers.
So what makes these liquors so much better than your ride or die Tito’s Vodka? Sometimes it’s just the bottle. After all, gold plating, crystal, and gemstones create a beautiful weapon for the next bar fight. For other liquors, it’s the decadent distilling process. Unlike Tito’s, some of these companies use natural spring water and diamonds to create their alcohols, but can you really even taste the difference? According to these companies, the packaging and process make their alcohol worth more than its weight in gold.
The Winston Cocktail: $14,000
For the low, low price of a used mid-sized import, you can spend about 30 minutes sipping this incredibly extravagant cocktail. Using a prized liquor from Winston Churchill’s own private stash, this lavish concoction was created by Salvatore Calabrese, one of the world’s leading bartenders according to anyone with $14,000 weighing down the pockets of their party pants.
This cocktail includes some of the oldest and rarest liquors, including Cognac Croizet 1858 Cuvee Leonie, Grand Marnier Quintessence, Chartreuse Viellissement Exceptionellement Prolonge, and a splash of Angostura Bitters. This unique combination of aged liquors is the drink of choice for many executive billionaires looking to celebrate their latest acquisition or wind down after a long day of watching their housekeepers do everything for them.