Apparently diamonds aren’t just for wearing anymore. Some bars and restaurants are using them to spice up their drinks. From Tokyo to Connecticut, we take a sip (a very small sip!) of the Top 5 Most Expensive Cocktails (Featuring Diamonds) from around the world.
1. Diamond Is Forever – $18,600
The most expensive cocktail on our list, this Diamond Is Forever martini is featured at the Ritz-Carlton in Tokyo, Japan. The drink features chilled Grey Goose vodka with fresh lime juice. The stone is a “clear cut” 1-carat diamond resting at the bottom of the glass. What puts the drink over the top is that a live band will play “Diamond Is Forever” as you enjoy your beverage.
2. Martini On The Rock – $10,000
The Algonquin Hotel, the famed Midtown Manhattan bar that was originally home of the Algonquin Roundtable featuring Dorothy Parker, offers this five-figure martini. Requiring 72-hours notice to order, the drink comes with a diamond along with a visit from the hotel’s resident jeweller. The martini itself is styled after the drink from the James Bond books, vodka with a hint of gin and a French aperitif called Lillet.
3. Diamond Is Forever – $10,000
The second of New York City’s $10,000 martinis, this one is offered at Uncorked and also requires 72-hours notice. The buyer gets a simple Grey Goose vodka martini with fresh lime juice. However, instead of just a diamond, the drink comes with a one-carat engagement ring and a consultation with restaurant owner and jewelry designer Andy Goetz.
4. Diamond Cocktail – $4,350
Offered at the Sheraton Park Hotel in London, the drink is made with Charles Heidsieck Vintage Champagne, Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac, Angostura bitters, and topped with a sugar cube. The buyer of the drink can choose between either a diamond or a ruby to accent the cocktail.
5. The Sapphire Martini – $3,000
Offered at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, this martini is made with Blue Curacao, Bombay Sapphire Gin and a splash of dry vermouth. The glass is coated with blue sugar along the rim. What makes the drink so expensive is that it comes with a pair of blue sapphire and diamond earrings with a sterling silver pick.