There’s a casino called San Manuel in California, which has come up with a cocktail that costs $10,000. The casino has award winning mixologists, and it contains liqueurs that make it worthy of the 5-figure price tag, which is way more than some might spend on casino chips.
The cocktail is called ‘Rare and Fine’, and true to its name, it has spirits such as the A.H. Hirsch 16-year-old bourbon, the1996 Lafite-Rothschild, with a topper of Le Printemps cognac from Hardy.
The whiskey was distilled in 1974, and usually costs more than $4,000 a bottle. The wine is a Bordeaux from the legendary Château Lafite-Rothschild, awarded a flawless 100-point score by Robert Parker of The Wine Advocate. And the cognac is ultra-rare, a stunning $18,000 carafe of liquid, some of which was set aside by Armand Hardy at the end of World War II.
No cocktail is worth the price if it doesn’t translate into taste, and this smooth drink lives up to expectations. It even has traces of leather and caramel. The drink is served in a Lalique crystal glass, and has a cocktail pick that is actually made of 14k gold. And don’t worry, this glass and cocktail pick won’t end up in the casino dishwasher. You get to take it home with you.
If you feel you’re not a Rare and Fine kind of a person, San Manuel has a lot more to offer. It has rare Japanese whiskies, and many other delicious cocktails that are way more affordable.