The World's Most Expensive Cocktail Costs $22,600 and Comes With a Huge Diamond

Ordering a $22,600 cocktail makes for an excellent conversation-starter.
Ordering a $22,600 cocktail makes for an excellent conversation-starter. / urbazon/iStock via Getty Images

If you’re in the mood for a pricey cocktail, you probably don't need to look much further than your local bar or lounge. But if you’re looking for something truly exorbitant, you might need to head to Japan. According to Travel + Leisure, that’s where patrons can find the world’s most expensive cocktail, and it's no cosmopolitan: It's a $22,600 mix that comes with a diamond.

The drink can be found at The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo, which serves up the aptly named Diamonds Are Forever. Imbibers can expect Grey Goose vodka, lime, and, for added prestige, a $16,000 diamond.

The one-karat diamond is placed at the bottom of the patron’s glass, so they should probably take care not to drink too quickly and risk downing the jewel.

The drink, which is found at The Bar inside of the Ritz-Carlton, is made tableside and—at least pre-pandemic—was also accompanied by a live band performing “Diamonds Are Forever,” the Shirley Bassey tune that was the theme song to the 1971 James Bond film of the same name.

If that’s slightly more than you’d prefer to spend, you can always opt for the more reasonable Ono at XS Nightclub in Las Vegas. The drink includes a pair of silver cufflinks and an 18-karat white gold chain—all for a reasonable $10,000. Tip not included.

[h/t Travel + Leisure]