Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cocktails for the 1%

LA’s top 5 ridiculously expensive elixirs

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Fifteen bucks for a cocktail is one thing, but these cocktails belong in their own gated community.

You deserve to sip your drinks with a silver straw, and you'll do just that with LA's top 5 ridiculously expensive drinks.
 
5. Red O: The Benjamin
Drop a Señor Franklin for the ultimate chaser for those short rib enchiladas. This ‘rita has three extra añejo tequilas, Gran Marnier Cent Cinquantanaire, fresh lime juice and agave, and is shaken and poured over homemade lime sorbet spheres and Louis XIII cognac. Blood orange caviar and an edible gold and kosher salt rim top it off. 
$100. 8155 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood (323-655-5009)

4.  Little Bear: St. Feuillien Tripel
The Belgians like their beer super-sized and this blonde, potent, and hoppy brew is available in 3, 6, and 9-liter sizes at all three of the Surly Goat boys’ locations (add to the non-aforementioned). Rest in peace, pint.
$115, $250, $600. 1855 Industrial St., Downtown (213-622-8100)

3. Spare Room at the Roosevelt Hotel: Talbert’s Tub
In the antidote to bottle service, Spare Room is now offering eight kinds of punch bowls. Our favorite is a big, tropical bowl of Bols Genever, Luxardo Maraschino, pineapple, and more that serves 16-20. Now that’s what we call bathtub gin.
$240. 7000 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood (323-466-7000)

2. Hooray Henry’s: The King Package
Mount your throne with a six- and three-liter of Ace of Spades, five regular, and five Ace of Spade rosé bottles, plus two Grey Goose Magnums. The kicker: You’ll be immortalized on their caricature wall, alongside Katy Perry and Johnny Wujek.
$50,000. 8713 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood (310-274-7500)

1. £10 at Montage Beverly Hills: The Macallan 64
This single dram of two ounces is all that remains of the most expensive whisky ever sold at auction ($460,000, as verified by the Guinness Book of World Records). And in a gesture of goodwill toward men, all the money will be donated to the charity of the drinker’s choice.
$64,000. Montage Beverly Hills, 225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills (888-860-0788)


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