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2012-10-12 09:46:33 AM
I'll have one of those but just use the well booze, I'm on a budget.
 
2012-10-12 09:59:32 AM
At least it has genuine, logical ingredients unlike the recent burger with random shiat like Kopi Luwak and gold leaf.
 
2012-10-12 10:20:22 AM
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2012-10-12 11:30:51 AM
Cool!

*pounds back a Molson*
 
2012-10-12 11:49:49 AM
Drink fails without splash of Mountain Dew
 
2012-10-12 11:50:32 AM

kcoombs69: Drink fails without splash of Mountain Dew


I think you mean Red Bull.
 
2012-10-12 11:50:55 AM
Pretentious hipster douchebags. This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2012-10-12 11:52:19 AM
I'll bet it even tastes like shiat.
 
2012-10-12 11:53:27 AM
$8,824 would buy a whole lotta hookers and blow
 
2012-10-12 11:56:15 AM

Lumpmoose: At least it has genuine, logical ingredients unlike the recent burger with random shiat like Kopi Luwak and gold leaf.


At least this latest "most expensive menu item" doesn't have a bunch of jewelry on it to bump up the cost. Oh, you had a $40 burger that someone added $200 in stones and gold leaf to sell it for $500? How about just the burger and I'll buy my jewelry at... well nowhere because I don't do jewelry.

This is a drink made out of things that are supposed to be consumed, in an appropriately-formulated mixture, in which the ingredients just happen to be rare and therefore expensive. At least someone is going to finally enjoy that cognac after all these centuries instead of just looking at it once every few decades.
 
2012-10-12 11:57:07 AM
For the record, I also don't "do" $40 sandwiches, but these sorts of things always come out of NYC thieves' dens.
 
2012-10-12 11:58:47 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Pretentious hipster douchebags. This is why we can't have nice things.


No, this is rich people douchebags.

On the other side of this though, the idea of buying wines and spirits and not drinking them has always pissed me off. They're not investments, they're made to be tasty, tasty stuff. If you can't afford to drink it when you buy it, you can't afford it. It makes even less sense with liquor because once it's in a bottle, age has no effect. Some wines have to set up for 30 years to really reach their full potential, but once that Congac is in a bottle, it's done. You could buy 200 year old rotgut and it would still be rotgut. So just drink the stuff. Hold it for a nice party or whatnot, but enjoy the stuff. And it's nice to see this guy actually doing that.

And that sounds like a pretty nice cocktail, even if made with average spirits. If I had any Kummel lying around I would probably whip one out tonight just to try it.

Also, why the 100 year old Angostura bitters? The stuff has been made the same way for a long time- I just finished a recently discovered bottle of bitters from the 60's that belonged to my grandfather not too long ago, and the bottle has changed more than the stuff inside. I am going to refill the old bottle though- it looks seriously cool.
 
2012-10-12 12:00:35 PM
This I don't get. A double shot of Jameson sounds nice, though.
 
2012-10-12 12:03:14 PM
getting a DWI after drinking it would make it more expensive
 
2012-10-12 12:04:57 PM
This had better be like having your brain smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.
 
2012-10-12 12:07:31 PM
If £5,500 is more than a year's rent then you do not live in London.
 
2012-10-12 12:10:04 PM
I paid $60 for a 3 oz shot of cognac on my honeymoon.

It was a damn good drink, but not $60 good....
 
2012-10-12 12:12:24 PM
But what about the Orient's most expensive cocktail?
 
2012-10-12 12:14:47 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: This I don't get. A double shot of Jameson sounds nice, though.


Well, some people enjoy mixing liquor with various other substances to make something tasty they sip slowly and enjoy the taste of, while some people slam back liquor to make them drunk without any regards to taste. It might surprise you to learn that not everybody drinks with the sole purpose of getting hammered.
 
2012-10-12 12:17:39 PM

r1niceboy: This had better be like having your brain smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.


Nothing beats a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster
 
2012-10-12 12:18:04 PM
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2012-10-12 12:24:11 PM

error 303: I paid $60 for a 3 oz shot of cognac on my honeymoon.

It was a damn good drink, but not $60 good....


I was about to pay $140 for a 1.5 oz shot of Remy Martin Louis VIII because if you had the last one in a bottle you got to keep it. Alas there were two shots in there. I would have had to camp out for weeks waiting for someone to buy a shot not knowing that the 2nd one would get him the $300-500 bottle.

Now there's a fresh bottle, so someone else got it. Saw one at the liquor store for $2k, at that price the bar isn't making much money as a 750ml bottle has 16.9 shots in it and at $140/shot that's $2240.
 
2012-10-12 12:30:01 PM
OK. I get it. Shots of very rare booze all mixed together.

But, does it taste good? That's the kicker. I've had high end booze in my time that basically, IMO, tasted like shiat.
 
2012-10-12 12:35:27 PM

lelio: I was about to pay $140 for a 1.5 oz shot of Remy Martin Louis VIII because if you had the last one in a bottle you got to keep it. Alas there were two shots in there. I would have had to camp out for weeks waiting for someone to buy a shot not knowing that the 2nd one would get him the $300-500 bottle.

Now there's a fresh bottle, so someone else got it. Saw one at the liquor store for $2k, at that price the bar isn't making much money as a 750ml bottle has 16.9 shots in it and at $140/shot that's $2240.


Then why didn't you buy both shots?

$140 * 2 = $280

If the bottle was worth $300-$500, then you get your money back and some.
 
2012-10-12 12:41:29 PM

PallMall: If the bottle was worth $300-$500, then you get your money back and some.


Risk and hassle of (not) selling it. Besides I would want to keep it at $140. At $280 that's just a little too much.
 
2012-10-12 12:47:35 PM

Langdon Alger: getting a DWI after drinking it would make it more expensive


If you have the cash lying around to get drunk on $8000/glass beverages then you should have your pilot pick you up in the helicopter.

r1niceboy: This had better be like having your brain smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.


Very nice. This is what keeps us coming back.
 
2012-10-12 12:50:51 PM

lelio: Risk and hassle of (not) selling it. Besides I would want to keep it at $140. At $280 that's just a little too much.


So a return anywhere from 7%-79% is "risk and hassle?"

Nevermind... I forget that some folks don't think on those terms.
 
2012-10-12 12:58:40 PM

cptjeff: because once it's in a bottle, age has no

beneficial effect.

FTFY.

And, FTFA:
the £50,000 bottle of 1788 Cognac intended for the cocktail was smashed by a customer.
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My horror at the waste of such a magnificent spirit is perfectly balanced by the little orgasm I get every time I think of this asshole losing fifty grand that way.

Also, it ain't a cocktail without sugar. I know, the language is getting bastardized by all these amateur alcoholics, but if he's using all that old stuff, he'd better adhere to the old definition: sugar, spirits, water, bitters.
 
2012-10-12 01:21:22 PM

r1niceboy: This had better be like having your brain smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.


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He's just this guy, you know?
 
2012-10-12 01:33:47 PM
The parasol should be made with a clipping from the Shroud of Turin.
 
2012-10-12 01:34:35 PM

cptjeff: Fuggin Bizzy: This I don't get. A double shot of Jameson sounds nice, though.

Well, some people enjoy mixing liquor with various other substances to make something tasty they sip slowly and enjoy the taste of, while some people slam back liquor to make them drunk without any regards to taste. It might surprise you to learn that not everybody drinks with the sole purpose of getting hammered.


U mad?
 
2012-10-12 02:12:31 PM
I'll charge you $10,000 for a gin & tonic. Hell, let's make it a million bucks.

Where's my prize?
 
2012-10-12 02:44:03 PM

Meatybrain: cptjeff:
And, FTFA:
the £50,000 bottle of 1788 Cognac intended for the cocktail was smashed by a customer.
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My horror at the waste of such a magnificent spirit is perfectly balanced by the little orgasm I get every time I think of this asshole losing fifty grand that way.


I know right? At first i was like

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But then I was like

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2012-10-12 02:50:08 PM

Surool: The parasol should be made with a clipping from the Shroud of Turin.


I want a coaster like that and then spill some warm PBR on it.
 
2012-10-12 02:53:47 PM

factoryconnection: Langdon Alger: getting a DWI after drinking it would make it more expensive

If you have the cash lying around to get drunk on $8000/glass beverages then you should have your pilot pick you up in the helicopter.

r1niceboy: This had better be like having your brain smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.

Very nice. This is what keeps us coming back.


Point being that anyone who would spend that much on one drink is also the idiot who hops in his Bugatti and says I'm cool to drive.

it blows my mind how many "famous" people who have money won't hire a car and driver when they decide it's party time. If I had that kind of money, I would never drive again and I would in general pretty much have a buzz all the time. Death at forty wouldn't be too bad.
 
2012-10-12 04:07:01 PM
Screw that. Pour me a glass of this:

www.beveragewarehouse.com
 
2012-10-12 04:14:37 PM

Rik01: OK. I get it. Shots of very rare booze all mixed together.

But, does it taste good? That's the kicker. I've had high end booze in my time that basically, IMO, tasted like shiat.


If you're going to spend thousands of dollars on a cocktail, you're probably going to pretend that it's like breast milk from the Mother of God, if the recent thread about Heineken (in which people pretended that you think that it's skunky just because you don't know good beer) is any indication.

Langdon Alger: factoryconnection: Langdon Alger: getting a DWI after drinking it would make it more expensive

If you have the cash lying around to get drunk on $8000/glass beverages then you should have your pilot pick you up in the helicopter.

r1niceboy: This had better be like having your brain smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.

Very nice. This is what keeps us coming back.

Point being that anyone who would spend that much on one drink is also the idiot who hops in his Bugatti and says I'm cool to drive.

it blows my mind how many "famous" people who have money won't hire a car and driver when they decide it's party time. If I had that kind of money, I would never drive again and I would in general pretty much have a buzz all the time. Death at forty wouldn't be too bad.


If Mel Gibson's DUI stop was any indication, they think that they're literally above the law.
 
2012-10-12 04:35:48 PM
Most expensive cocktail I ever had was the one I drink before I met my ex-wife.

\ba-dump.
 
2012-10-12 05:05:17 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: r1niceboy: This had better be like having your brain smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.

Nothing beats a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster


Indeed.
 
2012-10-12 10:50:23 PM

factoryconnection: At least this latest "most expensive menu item" doesn't have a bunch of jewelry on it to bump up the cost.


That's what I'm saying. The last "world's most expensive cocktail" I saw was just a regular cocktail with a diamond in it.
At least it is the ingredients in this one that are making it expensive.


Fuggin Bizzy: This I don't get.


It tastes good?
 
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