This May Be The Most Expensive Cocktail In The World

While most of us are searching for quality wine that won't break the bank, a select few throw caution (and cash) to the wind when it comes to imbibing. We fully understand the right champagne bar can make a lasting impression on guests, and there's nothing quite like savoring a carefully selected aperitif before an unforgettable dinner. But what about spending thousands of dollars on a single drink alone? Well, some people do.

Maybe you've heard of a carefully placed engagement ring served in a tall glass of bubbly. Or gold-dusted tortillas and chicken wings. Now, imagine your drink order coming with an actual diamond. It can, at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton in Tokyo. According to Forbes travel guide, the hotel's Bar, as it is descriptively named, is located inside one of Tokyo's tallest midtown buildings. Of course the world's most expensive drink is served here, Travel and Leisure concedes.

The Ritz Carlton provides a tantalizing description of the setting: a getaway made of marble, roof-to-floor windows, and luxurious woodworking. CNN portrays the bar as a haven blended of Japanese and Western modernity in which butter-infused rum is mixed with purple potato and sesame paste, cinnamon, and cream; and chamomile-infused gin is shaken with flower syrup, elderflower, lemon juice, and egg whites.  

An exquisite experience

Since the Ritz-Carlton company is synonymous with luxury, listing a drink named Diamonds Are Forever isn't too off brand. The Pursuitist notes the cocktail comes shaken or stirred, with a touch of lime juice, and chilled Absolut Elyx vodka. According to Absolut, their handmade vodka originates from a Swedish estate to deliver "notes of white chocolate and light cereal and with a deep mellow spice" with "garnishes of white chocolate and buttery notes of freshly baked bread."

To order yourself one of these exquisite diamond beverages, you needn't wait at the bar. The drink is made at your table, reports Robb Report, and a live band will serenade you with their version of the song, "Diamonds Are Forever." And let's not forget the star of the show: the one-carat diamond placed at the bottom of your glass.  

Finances Online lists the price of this cocktail as $22,600. Unsurprisingly, only a handful of these beverages have been sold.