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(AsiaOne)   The only reason your cocktail costs $38 is because it's made with top-of-the-line champagne and spirits such as gin or whiskey infused with items such as seasonal Italian black truffles, bacon, shiatake mushrooms and yuzu citrus fruit   (news.asiaone.com) divider line 49
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2014-01-27 07:12:49 AM  
Actually the reason is that I think buying a chick a $38 cocktail will get me laid.

Also anyone put high-end spirits into a mixed drink is a little stupid.  You can't taste the subtleties you paying all that money for.
 
2014-01-27 07:40:29 AM  
Any writer the word "bespoke" four times in an article really  needs to get a new thesaurus.
 
2014-01-27 07:41:18 AM  
And I need to get some glasses...
 
2014-01-27 07:49:46 AM  
People with more money than brains do stupid things with said money. News at 11.
 
2014-01-27 07:57:24 AM  
The most expensive ingredient is "snob appeal," actually.
 
2014-01-27 07:58:43 AM  
The only reason your cocktail costs $38 dollars is because you are stupid.
 
2014-01-27 08:04:20 AM  
It's $38 because someone is willing to pay $38 for a cocktail with "premium" ingredients (like mass-produced Grey Goose and Hendrick's). In other words, it's a social signal that "I've got more money than sense!"
 
2014-01-27 08:05:00 AM  
Cocktails are for people who can't drink.

Real drunks choose STERNO!
 
2014-01-27 08:06:10 AM  

EvilEgg: Actually the reason is that I think buying a chick a $38 cocktail will get me laid.

Also anyone put high-end spirits into a mixed drink is a little stupid.  You can't taste the subtleties you paying all that money for.


Came here to say this.

And at $38 a pop, I better be confident of success.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-27 08:08:56 AM  

EvilEgg: Actually the reason is that I think buying a chick a $38 cocktail will get me laid.

Also anyone put high-end spirits into a mixed drink is a little stupid.  You can't taste the subtleties you paying all that money for.


This is what I came to say.  At $38 it should sure as hell come with a blowjob.
 
2014-01-27 08:16:30 AM  

doglover: Cocktails are for people who can't drink.

Real drunks choose STERNO!


www.hairballmedia.com

Agree.

Well, the guy on the right agrees anyway.

/Mmmm... Squeezey
 
2014-01-27 08:18:56 AM  
a good liquor tastes great with both coke and diet coke. that all you need to know.
 
2014-01-27 08:21:29 AM  
$40'll get me a liter of locally produced corn based organic vodka (they couldn't fit any more smug in the bottle) and enough tonic water, club soda, fruit juice, and so on to mix all of it any way I want.

My refrigerator makes crushed ice.

I think we need to make this simpler. I suggest the Logan's Run model. Register with the database, press a button on a computer and your sexual partner for the evening is assigned to you. None if this fancy-bar-BS. Sure, the bar owners will complain... Until they enroll in The System.
 
2014-01-27 08:21:50 AM  
"Charge what the market will bear"....morons can bear quite a bit I guess.
 
2014-01-27 08:23:06 AM  
Whats the word  Thunderbird
Whats the price  50 twice
guaranteed to have the same final effect ad leave enough cash for hookers and blow
 
2014-01-27 08:25:16 AM  

PainInTheASP: Any writer the word "bespoke" four times in an article really  needs to get a new thesaurus.



The only other time I've heard that word used in the last decade:

blog.zap2it.com
 
2014-01-27 08:27:26 AM  
Fool.  Money.  Parted.

Oh, and this way to the egress.....
 
2014-01-27 08:34:31 AM  
Well, those are Singapore dollars so it's really only like $30.
 
2014-01-27 08:37:58 AM  

blackhonda: Whats the word  Thunderbird
Whats the price  50 twice


What's the action  Satisfaction
 
2014-01-27 08:38:31 AM  
FTFH:  ...infused with seasonal Italian black truffles, bacon, shiatake mushrooms and yuzu fruit

I don't have time for booze that needs a knife and fork to reach it.
 
2014-01-27 08:41:04 AM  
Current exchange rate between Sing dollars and US makes that $38 Sing actually $29.78 US.

Which is still too expensive for a cocktail, but not quite as outrageous.
 
2014-01-27 08:49:03 AM  
The reason your cocktail is 38 bucks is that you went to an trendy and expensive bar, which you were well aware of when you walked in and was probably a motivating factor in your decision to go.
 
2014-01-27 08:50:19 AM  
It depends.  I've bought $30 cocktails before.  It's just another shade of 'foodie' culture.  Some of them are pretty fantastic, others, not so much. You aren't supposed to drink 5 of them or anything, if you want to get drunk you buy a couple of bottles of wine or drink scotch.  Usually you do this at a different establishment, because any bar that sells gourmet cocktails doesn't really want you getting loaded there anyway.
 
2014-01-27 08:50:51 AM  
shiatcake mushrooms? What's a shiatcake mushroom?
 
2014-01-27 08:57:46 AM  

txchad: shiatcake mushrooms? What's a shiatcake mushroom?


I grew up on a farm. You find them all over the place in the cow pastures.
 
2014-01-27 08:59:27 AM  
That is a hell of a lot of money for a drink

/I know I sound poor.
 
2014-01-27 09:04:30 AM  
$30 will get me a whole bottle of Belvedere. Get your farking fruity drink bullshiat away from me, and hand me the shotglass on your way out.
 
2014-01-27 09:18:47 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: That is a hell of a lot of money for a drink

/I know I sound poor.


No, it's a hell of a lot of money for a drink.
 
2014-01-27 09:28:05 AM  

Egoy3k: I've bought $30 cocktails before


I've bought $30  shots before. I can't envision paying that much for a cocktail. Then again, I have my own variant of a martini that describes my feelings about cocktails.

The t3knomartini:
Keep your Bombay Sapphire in the freezer
Put olives in a cocktail glass
Pour frozen gin over them
Take vermouth, and add it to your tomato sauce that you're having for dinner, because that's not going in the drink
Drink your martini

Yes, I'm quite aware that it's just very cold gin in a glass. It's delicious.
 
2014-01-27 09:43:03 AM  
- the concoction will be funneled lovingly down the buyer's own asshole.
 
2014-01-27 09:44:41 AM  
$38 for a cocktail?
Amateurs.
There are cocktails that costs thousands of dollars each, as they are made out of the finest and most expensive ingredients ever like $100,000 bottles of cognac from the 1850s and served in hand-cut crystal gilded in gold.
Come again later when you beat the world record.
 
2014-01-27 09:56:56 AM  

t3knomanser: Egoy3k: I've bought $30 cocktails before

I've bought $30  shots before. I can't envision paying that much for a cocktail. Then again, I have my own variant of a martini that describes my feelings about cocktails.

The t3knomartini:
Keep your Bombay Sapphire in the freezer
Put olives in a cocktail glass
Pour frozen gin over them
Take vermouth, and add it to your tomato sauce that you're having for dinner, because that's not going in the drink
Drink your martini

Yes, I'm quite aware that it's just very cold gin in a glass. It's delicious.


Mine is the same except I don't like olives, strangely enough i'm also a Bombay Sapphire drinker.
 
2014-01-27 10:04:30 AM  
bespke cocktails at bespoke prices must invoke bespoke customer satisfaction or else they wouldn't buy bespoke drinks.

/bespoke.
 
2014-01-27 10:29:17 AM  
The cocktail my girlfriend ordered on Saturday night was an artful combination of flavoured high end vodkas and handmade ingredients that ultimately tasted like Berry Blue Kool-Aid (tm) with a lemon in it.
 
2014-01-27 10:50:18 AM  

EvilEgg: Actually the reason is that I think buying a chick a $38 cocktail will get me laid.

Also anyone put high-end spirits into a mixed drink is a little stupid.  You can't taste the subtleties you paying all that money for.


Yes and no. I know Absolut isn't particularly "high end", but Absolut and Coke has been my drink of choice for about 15 years. I've had more than a couple of bartenders ask why I don't get just vodka and Coke. Once about ten years ago I had a bartender mix up five shots - house vodka and Coke, Stoli and Coke, etc., and I was able to easily pick out the Absolut one.

If you can tell it apart in a blind taste test, then it's not stupid. But when you see people ordering margaritas with Milagro (true story from last month), you have to wonder.
 
2014-01-27 11:11:15 AM  
$38 Singapore ($30 USD) isn't much more outrageous than what they usually charge over there in the nice areas (Orchard Road, Boat Quay, Raffles). I was regularly paying $10+ USD for beer over there and it wasn't even fancy beer. It was Tiger, Guinness, Heineken- stuff they brewed ON THE DAMN ISLAND. Rail cocktails were $15-20 easy, and bottles were $DON'TASK.

The problem is, people pay that much because they can afford that much. There are some really rich people over there. They think the visitors are also that rich, but we aren't. Some of us are there on business and have to pay for our own drinks.

For the record, at the 4 Floors of Whores, $80 got you a drink and a (presumably) licensed prostitute. But that doesn't include full-service.
 
2014-01-27 11:43:33 AM  
Citron my face.
 
2014-01-27 11:54:11 AM  

Alexei Novikov: $30 will get me a whole bottle of Belvedere. Get your farking fruity drink bullshiat away from me, and hand me the shotglass on your way out.


I hope you at least keep the limes.
Belvedere's crispness and the lime are a match made in heaven.
 
2014-01-27 11:56:29 AM  
GAF
 
2014-01-27 12:49:43 PM  
Goddamnit, it's "Bartender", not mixologist, you farking hipster buttmunches.
 
rka
2014-01-27 12:53:37 PM  

Johnstarr: It was Tiger, Guinness, Heineken


$17 a glass when I was there in Dec 2012 for Tiger at most any Clark Quay hotel/restaurant type establishment.

Chinatown was like $5-$7 for a big bottle.

Then we went to Bali and drank cheap Bintang.
 
2014-01-27 01:11:24 PM  

rka: Chinatown was like $5-$7 for a big bottle.


That's where we drank most of the time. We found a great place on a corner in the market that had awesome people watching.
 
2014-01-27 02:45:44 PM  

eyeq360: $38 for a cocktail?
Amateurs.
There are cocktails that costs thousands of dollars each, as they are made out of the finest and most expensive ingredients ever like $100,000 bottles of cognac from the 1850s and served in hand-cut crystal gilded in gold.
Come again later when you beat the world record.


As a hobbyist gem carver...

Maybe I should be buying chunks of AAA rock crystal and making cups...I imagine there's actually a market for "hand cut crystal" glasses...
 
2014-01-27 03:06:12 PM  
Bespoke = Suits, shoes, hats crafted to your body as measured by the tailor.
Order = Asking for mushrooms on your pizza or in your drink.

Author is bespeaking out her ass.
 
2014-01-27 03:37:30 PM  
Johnstarr:$38 Singapore ($30 USD) isn't much more outrageous than what they usually charge over there in the nice areas (Orchard Road, Boat Quay, Raffles). I was regularly paying $10+ USD for beer over there and it wasn't even fancy beer. It was Tiger, Guinness, Heineken- stuff they brewed ON THE DAMN ISLAND. Rail cocktails were $15-20 easy, and bottles were $DON'TASK.

The problem is, people pay that much because they can afford that much. There are some really rich people over there. They think the visitors are also that rich, but we aren't. Some of us are there on business and have to pay for our own drinks.

For the record, at the 4 Floors of Whores, $80 got you a drink and a (presumably) licensed prostitute. But that doesn't include full-service.


Yeah, that's kind of the same at some of the posh joints in Hong Kong.  The high concentration of tycoons and investment bankers makes these prices possible.  So, worse - you pay 20, 30 bucks for a drink to hang out with the biggest a-holes in the city.  As some of us joke - the 80's never left Hong Kong.

Luckily, there is still happy hour at a lot of bars.  And if you're really hard up you can booze at 7-11 (yes, same 7-11 as in the US) - the cheapest joint in the former colony!
 
2014-01-27 03:51:15 PM  

SirEattonHogg: Johnstarr:$38 Singapore ($30 USD) isn't much more outrageous than what they usually charge over there in the nice areas (Orchard Road, Boat Quay, Raffles). I was regularly paying $10+ USD for beer over there and it wasn't even fancy beer. It was Tiger, Guinness, Heineken- stuff they brewed ON THE DAMN ISLAND. Rail cocktails were $15-20 easy, and bottles were $DON'TASK.

The problem is, people pay that much because they can afford that much. There are some really rich people over there. They think the visitors are also that rich, but we aren't. Some of us are there on business and have to pay for our own drinks.

For the record, at the 4 Floors of Whores, $80 got you a drink and a (presumably) licensed prostitute. But that doesn't include full-service.

Yeah, that's kind of the same at some of the posh joints in Hong Kong.  The high concentration of tycoons and investment bankers makes these prices possible.  So, worse - you pay 20, 30 bucks for a drink to hang out with the biggest a-holes in the city.  As some of us joke - the 80's never left Hong Kong.

Luckily, there is still happy hour at a lot of bars.  And if you're really hard up you can booze at 7-11 (yes, same 7-11 as in the US) - the cheapest joint in the former colony!


Having also been to Hong Kong, I know what you're talking about. We had a blast drinking at LKF the weekend before Halloween, but when we went back to the Mandarin (our hotel) the night ended on an expensive down note. We did meet a nice eastern European prostitute who offered us a massage, however.
 
2014-01-27 06:54:34 PM  
Johnstarr:   Having also been to Hong Kong, I know what you're talking about. We had a blast drinking at LKF the weekend before Halloween, but when we went back to the Mandarin (our hotel) the night ended on an expensive down note. We did meet a nice eastern European prostitute who offered us a massage, however.


So, how was she?


j/k. Sort of. ;)
 
2014-01-27 07:04:37 PM  
Recipe for a cocktail:

Take one Old Fashioned glass. Fill with ice. In cocktail shaker, mix two parts Maker's Mark with one-half part lemon juice. Shake well. Dump ice unceremoniously from glass. Pour contents of shaker into glass and top with seltzer water. Consume.

Recipe for another cocktail:

Take on Old Fashioned glass. Pour in Glenlivet. Consume. Repeat until happy.

No need for infusions, spices, complicated procedures, or--ugh--bacon.* Straightforward drinking, enough said.

*Bacon is good, but it need not be in every goddamn thing you eat or drink.
 
2014-01-27 07:25:03 PM  

d23: EvilEgg: Actually the reason is that I think buying a chick a $38 cocktail will get me laid.

Also anyone put high-end spirits into a mixed drink is a little stupid.  You can't taste the subtleties you paying all that money for.

This is what I came to say.  At $38 it should sure as hell come with a blowjob.


A blowjob and anal.  $38 is too much for any mixed drink.
 
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