Most expensive cocktail: Mixologist Salvatore Calabrese sets world record (VIDEO) LONDON, UK -- "Salvatore's Legacy", concocted by Mixologist Salvatore Calabrese in front of an audience of London's top bartenders at The Playboy Club in Mayfair, using ingredients dating back to before American independence and the French Revolution, is costing £5,500 a glass - setting the new world record for the Most expensive cocktail commercially available,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Mixologist Salvatore Calabrese with "Salvatore's Legacy", the world's most expensive cocktail.
The Guinness world record for the the most expensive cocktail commercially available is '27,321', costing 27,321 United Arab Emirates dirham (£3,766.52, 7,439 US dollars) which can be found on the menu of The Skyview Bar of Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for The most consecutive bottle bumps on the forearm (cocktail flairing) is 31 and was achieved by Simon Rogers (UK) in London.
The Worlds Most Expensive Cocktail uses four ingredients: a 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 world record attempt was planned for July but was delayed when a bottle of one of the ingredients smashed.
"I was devastated when my bottle smashed and thought my dream of breaking the world record was over, but thankfully it has all worked out and nothing will stop me now," Mr Calabrese said before the world record attempt.
Calabrese, who has previously worked at Dukes Hotel in St James's and The Lanesborough in Knightsbridge, is a vintage Cognac specialist.
He has built a collection of fine and rare Cognacs worth over £1 million, dating back to the late 18th century, many of which are displayed behind glass at Salvatore's Bar at The Playboy Club.