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Where to Go for the Most Expensive Drinks in Vegas

May 9, 2013

Las Vegas is a city of excess and expense -- especially when it comes to drinks.

Popular haunts hide some of the most rare and pricey drinks in the world.

From a 1-ounce shot of century-old cognac to a jewel-encrusted glass of liquor served with a diamond necklace, pocket-heavy drinkers can imbibe to their hearts' content.

Here's a look at some of the most expensive drinks in Las Vegas:


El Millonario tequila flight

Cost: $235

Behind the bar at the new La Comida restaurant downtown sits the El Millonario tequila flight.

Order this sampler and the bartender offers up an oak platter board lined with three top-shelf tequila brands: Gran Patron Bordeaux, Don Julio Real and Herradura Seleccion Suprema.

At just under 2 ounces a glass, the servings are a bit bigger than a shot -- and far more expensive.

Happy sipping.


Talent, a cognac by Hine

Cost: $700 for a 1-once glass

Served at the new Cognac Lounge at Restaurant Guy Savoy inside Caesars Palace, Talent is stored in hand-etched Baccarat crystal.

The Hine family created the blend in 1990 to celebrate the bicentennial of their arrival in France.

Just be ready to cough up the dough if you want to try it. The cognac costs $700 an ounce (crystal not included).


Menage a Trois cocktail

Cost: $3,000

This puts the good ol' vodka tonic to shame.

But when you're throwing around this much cash, who's keeping score?

Order the Menage a Trois at Wynn's Tryst nightclub and you'll get a mix of Cristal Rose Champagne, Hennessey Ellipse and 150-year-old Grand Marnier.

And the drink isn't even the best part.

Each cocktail is served with 23-karat gold flakes, liquid gold syrup and a golden straw adorned with a 9-point diamond.


Ghost Horse Wine

Cost: $5,000 per bottle

Crack open the wine menu at Tom Colicchio's Craftsteak at the MGM Grand and you'll find a surprise: Ghost Horse Wine.

Before its arrival in Las Vegas, this rare wine didn't venture out of its California vineyard.

At Craftsteak, wine lovers can choose from all of Ghost Horse's 2008 vintages, including its Apparition and Spectre lines.

But the privilege comes at a cost: between $1,050 and $5,000 a bottle.


Ono cocktail

Cost: $10,000

You'll need some bling to sip this one.

Don't have any?

That's OK. You will after ordering this drink at the Wynn's XS nightclub.

That's because it comes with an 18-karat white gold necklace with a Tahitian black pearl pendant.

Served in a jewel-encrusted champagne flute, the cocktail is a mix of rare Remy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl cognac, Charles Heidsieck 1981 Champagne Charlie, fresh-squeezed orange juice, Sence rose nectar and apricot puree.

It's also sort of a deal. By itself, a bottle of Black Pearl is worth $100,000.


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