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­London bar offers planet's priciest cocktail at $8,800

Published time: October 12, 2012 16:16
Edited time: October 12, 2012 20:16
Salvatore Calabrese (AFP Photo / Leon Neal)

Salvatore Calabrese (AFP Photo / Leon Neal)

If you plan to drop in on London’s Playboy Club for a drink, pay close attention to menu – as it contains the world's most expensive cocktail. You'll have to cough up a cool £5,500 ($8,800) for the drink, which is made of centuries-old ingredients.

Barman Salvatore Calabrese claims he has set a new record for the most expensive cocktail in the world, Sky News reports. Ingredients in the drink date back to before the French Revolution and American independence.

The drink mixes 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.

The New World’s priciest cocktail now aims to set a Guinness World Record, with a committee looking into the matter, having received an official record claim.

Guinness' previous most expensive drink cost £3,766.52, and is on offer at the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. “The current record for the most expensive cocktail commercially available is the "27,321,", costing 27,321 United Arab Emirates dirham (around $7,400), which can be found on the menu of The Skyview Bar Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates,” Sky News quotes a Guinness spokesperson as saying.