Mixologist creates world's most expensive cocktail
Mixologist Salvatore Calabrese claims to have set a new record for creating the most expensive cocktail in the world.The cocktail connoisseur mixed the luxury £5,500 concoction using 240-year-old ingredients dating back to before the French Revolution.
He put a 1778 cognac, a 1770 liqueur, an 1860 Curaçao and bitters from 1900 into the drink at London’s Playboy Club.
A bar spokesman said: 'Earlier on today legendary mixologist Salvatore Calabrese, also known as The Maestro, broke the Guinness World Record for the world's most expensive cocktail.
'He created Salvatore's Legacy, a classic blend of vintage ingredients, costing £5,500 a glass.'
Guinness officials are investigating to see if beats the current record, a cocktail costing £3,766.52 currently on sale in Dubai.
'GWR can confirm that we have received an official claim for the most expensive cocktail record attempt, taking place in London tonight,' said a spokesman.
'We will only be able to confirm if the attempt has been successful or not three working days after we have received the evidence.'
The record attempt was delayed for nearly three months after a bottle of one of the ingredients was smashed.
A delighted Me Calabrese added: 'I was devastated when my bottle smashed and thought my dream of breaking the world record was over, but thankfully it has all worked out and nothing will stop me now.'