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The World’s Most Expensive Cocktail ($12,916) is More Expensive Than a Race Horse

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Remember when you could buy the world’s most expensive drink for only $9,000? Yeah, neither do we, because Australian bartender Joel Heffernan is now selling a new cocktail for $12,916 and we can’t remember anything once that much money is involved.

The globe’s most overpriced alcoholic beverage contains two nips of an 1858 Croizet cognac (which retails at $157,000 per bottle and $6,000 per shot), some Grand Marnier Quintessence, Chartreuse Vieillissement Exceptionnellement Prolonge, a bit of Angostura Bitters and some chocolate nutmeg dust to make everything taste extra fancy. We won’t lie, the sheer number of unnecessary syllables in the ingredient list almost had us sold on the price tag, and then we remembered that $12,916 could also buy a race horse, a house , or room and board for a year at Harvard University.

If you don’t feel like dropping that kind of cash on a single drink, don’t worry—there’s still hope. The patron who purchased the original $12,916 cocktail took two sips and then left the drink at the bar, presumably to allow someone else to taste true luxury.

H/T + PicThx to Eater.com

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