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The World's Most Expensive Bloody Mary Includes A Rare Bourbon
In partnership with the popular Bloody Mary mix brand Zing Zang, Watch Hill Proper Bourbon Bar in Kentucky is offering The Zing Zang "Win" Mary, which costs $1,149.
The cocktail is crafted with Zing Zang's Blazing Bloody Mary mix, olive brine, lemon juice, horseradish, and most importantly, Benton's bacon fat-washed Buffalo Trace bourbon.
Mixologist Karla Green dresses up the drink with a rim of bourbon barrel smoked salt, a Tajin citrus wheel, truffle fromage Cheese Whiz stuffed grilled olive, basil leaves, and pimento.
What makes the drink extra special is that it comes with three half-ounce helpings of elite, ultra-rare Kentucky bourbon: Pappy Van Winkle's 23-year, 20-year, and 15-year bottles.
The drink’s stirrer is modeled after an antique pin given to Kentucky Derby jockeys, and was made by Susanne Blackinton-Juaire of S.R. Blackinton, crafter of the derby's trophy.
The Zing Zang-etched crystal cup is also made by a renowned craftsman, Benjamin Giguere of Gather Glass Blowing Studio, and comes complete with 24-karat gold leaf filigree.
Rounding out this line-up are three top-tier snacks: a truffle-crowned wagyu nigiri, a caviar-topped king crab corn dog, and a duck confit and lion's mane mushroom croquette.
Much like the Pappy van Winkle bourbon, the "Win" Mary will be hard to get, as only four will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis in celebration of the Kentucky Derby.