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$1000 on a drink?

Here are the


most over-the-top cocktails
around the country

Feb. 8, 2018 / 5:10 PM GMT+2 / Source: TODAY


By Aly Walansky

Want to wow your sweetie with a pricey cocktail? These concoctions are sure to impress any lover of
specialty drinks.
Feb. 8, 2018 / 5:10 PM GMT+2 / Source: TODAY
By Aly Walansky

With the most romantic date night of the year coming up, you may want to make
those after dinner-drinks extra special. Sure, you could whip up a specialty cocktail at
home, but why not dazzle the apple of your eye with something truly over-the-top
this Valentine's Day?

These hot cocktail spots around the country definitely aren't your average dive bars
— and all of these cocktails will set you back a pretty hefty chunk of change. But if
you're looking splurge, you've come to the right place. Hey, that diamond ring can
wait 'til next year, right?

Oliver's Dream, The French Room


Sarah Webb

Oliver’s Dream, which runs for $75 at The French Room in Dallas, is made with
Beluga vodka and blanc vermouth, and it's served with truly over-the-top
accompaniments including decadent caviar, sea beans (a salty succulent plant rich in
umami), lemon pearls, and Picholine olives.

Ono, Wynn Las Vegas


The Ono at XS Nightclub at the Wynn in Las Vegas features Charles Heidsieck 1981
Champagne and Rémy Martin Louis XVIII Black Pearl cognac, and is presented with a
tray full of custom glassware, including two gold-rimmed Baccarat champagne flutes
for the cocktail. The whole shebang comes with additional gold-rimmed shot glasses,
which have orange juice, rose nectar, and apricot nectar. Guests who order the
cocktail receive a special set of jewelry, including a set of sterling silver Mont Blanc
cufflinks and an 18-karat gold necklace with a black pearl and a diamond. It's a major
splurge though, so be prepared: The cocktail runs for $10,000.

Vesper Martini, Bagatelle

Jacqueline Cheng

Bagatelle in New York City is


known for its over-the-top
party brunches. On its bar
menu, you can indulge in
oversized bottles of
champagne or the restaurant's
signature Vesper Martini for a cool $215. Perfect for Valentine's Day, the cocktail is
delicately pink and it's made with Nolet's Silver Gin, Beluga Vodka, Rose Lillet and a
lemon peel twist.

Monica Martini, Minus5

Looking to propose to that


special someone in a truly
unique way? Look no further
than the Minus5 Ice
Experience in Las Vegas. Make
it a story to remember with
the $10,000 Monica Martini. The Jewel of Russia Ultra Vodka martini comes adorned
with a diamond engagement ring from Aaron Lelah Jewelers. Just make sure to give
Minus5 at least two days notice and they will embed the ring of the proposer’s
choice into a martini glass made entirely out of New Zealand artesian water. Then,
your unforgettable night starts by donning faux fur coats and entering a winter
wonderland adorned with crafted ice sculptures. Order up the martinis and the rest
will be history…

Dom-arita, Blossom

You'll feel like a celebrity


ordering the $1,000 Dom-arita
from Blossom at MGM
National Harbor, located just
outside of Washington D.C.
Lead Bartender Antony
Sazerac created what is arguably the most opulent margarita on the planet by mixing
Don Julio 1942 Tequila with Grand Marnier Quintessence. The drink is finished with
an entire bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne that not only serves as part of the
drink, but hovers over the punch as an incredibly grand garnish.

The Impeachment, The Watergate Hotel

The Impeachment cocktail is


$1,500 and it's served at the
world-famous Watergate
Hotel. A luxurious take on the
classic old fashioned, the
Impeachment features rare
Pappy Van Winkle 23 year old Bourbon, combined with fresh peaches that are
soaked in 1995 Chateau d’Yquem Sauternes, chilled with a hand chiseled ice globe
adorned with 14-karat gold leaf and served in a Christofle rocks glass that is yours to
keep! For the full experience, the cocktail can be custom-crafted for two inside the
original Scandal Room 214, where G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt orchestrated
the Watergate break in in 1972, with live storytelling from the original arresting
officers who changed history. The experience will run you $5,000 for two cocktails,
but it includes an overnight stay at the newly-renovated luxury property.

The Billionaire Margarita, Los Arroyos

The Billionaire Margarita


at Los Arroyos in Carmel,
Indiana, will cost you $350 —
and that’s without the tip. But
from what customers have
reported, it’s worth it. Made
with Clase Azul Ultra tequila, Añejo Black tequila, fresh juices and Grand Marnier
Cuvee, this tangy, stiff take on a classic margarita might just be the way to ring in a
grand 21st birthday celebration or, well, just celebrate the end of a very long work
day.

The Godfrey Cocktail, I|O Godfrey

For the tastemaker looking to


make a big impression and
indulge in something special,
this signature cocktail at I|O
Godfrey, the all-seasons
rooftop lounge at The Godfrey
Hotel Chicago, runs for $200 and is made with the coveted Louis XII cognac, Crème
de Mûre, and fresh blackberries. It's a simple and elegant mix perfect for sipping
while taking in the cityscape views at the indoor-outdoor rooftop space.

1K Negroni, Lot 45

Lot 45 in Brooklyn, New York


originally created the 1K
Negroni for Negroni Week, but
it's now available again as an
off-menu special just for
Valentine's Day. It's made with
Campari, Gran Patron Platinum and Carpano Antica Vermouth. And it's topped with
shavings from a rare, black Italian truffle and garnished with a thin orange peel boat,
plus rich, Caluisius Siberian caviar and handmade cocktail caviar, which is created by
infusing Campari and caviar together. Additionally, a dash of edible platinum flakes is
added to the cocktails before they are each smoked with applewood to add a savory
note that enhances the truffle shavings.

Million Dollar Martini, The Ritz Carlton, Rancho Mirage

You'll find this martini at The


Ritz Carlton, Rancho Mirage in
Rancho Mirage, California. It
won't set you back seven
figures, but it has a pretty
steep price tag of $156. This
gin-based cocktail features the bar's unique "Buzz Button” flower, which causes a
tingling sensation in the drinker’s mouth. The electrifying sensation created by the
buzz bud stimulates the salivary glands, supposedly unlocking and revealing the rich
flavor profile of the floral infused gin, when made with the bar's preferred Nolet’s
Reserve Gin.

Traditional Brandy Punch, The Rose Club

The Traditional Brandy Punch


from The Rose Club at The
Plaza Hotel combines
Hennessy VSOP cognac with a
strongly brewed black tea and
brut Champagne. It's
sweetened with the bar's own house-made dark brown sugar syrup and accented
with fresh-squeezed lemon juice, fresh ground nutmeg and angostura bitters, then
finished with lemon and orange rings. The drink, though costly at $300, is meant to
be shared among six to eight companions.

Through The Looking Glass, Living Room Bar

At the Living Room Bar at


the W South Beach in Miami,
guests can sip the Through the
Looking Glass cocktail, priced
at $450. It's made with Louis
XIII cognac, fresh peach nectar,
crystallized rose petal syrup, peach bitters, fresh lemon juice — all garnished with
edible rose petals.

Chateau St. Germaine, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House

This cocktail is made with one


of the world’s finest oak-aged
Armagnacs. Spirits' expert
Joshua Stanko at Del Frisco’s
Double Eagle Steak
House builds this $500 cocktail
tableside using St-Germain elderflower liqueur, fresh lime and Peychaud’s bitters.

1942 Truffled Martini, Galley

The newly
redesigned Galley in West
Palm Beach, Florida features
this cocktail made with Don
Julio 1942 tequila infused with
rich truffle, grated cinnamon,
lemon, Colorado clover honey and topped with Dom Perignon Champagne. True to
its name, the premium drink goes for a steep $942, though it's also served with a
$500 gift card for a private shopping spree at the nearby CityPlace shopping center,
that also includes a private art tour.

ARIA Sazerac, High Limit Lounge

In Las Vegas, ARIA Resort & Casino’s


property mixologist Daniel Marohnic
hand-crafted this $1,500 cocktail. It's
made with ARIA’s exclusive Hardy
Thoroughbred Cognac that exists
nowhere else in the world, along
with Demerara syrup, Peychaud’s
Bitters, La Clandestine Absinthe
Rinse and lemon oil. The cocktail can
only be ordered at the property's High Limit Lounge.