Blip #1 – The world’s most expensive cocktail

Occasionally, I shoot a job that just produces a single frame that I really like and want to share but don’t want to dilute it by padding it out with filler pictures or exceptionally tedious waffle (beyond the usual level) so I’ve decided to start “The Blip“. This will be a toxic dumping ground visual feast of random oddities that I want to stick on here before they got lost in the all-consuming beast that is the AFP archive. I may not blow the usual social media fanfare whenever I post these so I guess it’ll just be yet another reason to pay this site a visit, you lucky lucky people. Kicking off this momentous new chapter in our lives, we have a touch of luxury.

Salvatore Calabrese pours the first glass of what he hopes to be the world’s most expensive cocktail, “Salvatore’s Legacy” at his bar in the Playboy Club, 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.

Priced at £5,500 ($8,802) a glass, Guinness World Records have now verified the claim and declared it to be the top tipple. Before you ask, yes I did get to try it. It reminded me of Kia Ora.

8 Responses to “Blip #1 – The world’s most expensive cocktail”

  1. It is indeed less but the reason this one wins is because it’s down to the alcohol being of value, not just a diamond stuck inside it! :) It was fascinating to watch him prepare as the four bottles all had to be unopened to verify their authenticity so there was the added suspense of whether the alcohol would still be in good condition after all those years.

    Posted by tabascokid
  2. er, I think it’s your round… get em in!

    Posted by Justin Sutcliffe
  3. @Justin – Want any crisps too?

    Posted by tabascokid
  4. @ Leon – Pork scratchings surely!

    Posted by Kris Mitchell
  5. Oh I make these all the time at home, Kia Ora that is… I close my eyes and pretend to be at the Playboy. Never ceases to thrill!

    Posted by Neil
  6. Gorgeous frame and lovely story to it… Great that you got to taste it, was it worth the money? Nice layout to your new site!

    Posted by Alexis Jaworski
  7. Cheers Alexis! I can certainly say it was worth it as I didn’t have to pay. However, I’m not sure I’ll be splashing out on a round for everyone this Christmas…

    Posted by tabascokid

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