12 August 2015
When we look back on our time as students and young adults, we're not sure how much has changed - apart from the fact that we can now afford better drinks! No more scraping together our last coins for a cheap beer to share - now we can pay for at least one each, and more if it's payday.
Of course, that's just on our salaries. We can't imagine how much bigger and better our drinks would be if we were part of the jet set glitterati, who think nothing of ordering cases of vintage Cristal to drink on the limo ride over to the hottest club in town. But if we did have bank accounts piled high with zeroes, we're sure our bar bills at the end of the night would feature at least one or two of the world's most expensive drinks, such as:
Why order a standard glass of house red when you can treat your tastebuds to a glass of 2004 Kalimna Block 42 Cabernet Sauvignon, bottled in a limited edition Ampoule by Australian winemakers, Penfolds - a steal at just $170,000. When you're done coughing over the price, bear in mind that each bottle of this exclusive vintage (and there are only 12) comes lovingly presented in a hand-crafted wooden case, providing a feast for the eyes, as well as the palate.
What's better than one bottle of champagne? Forty of them of course, especially when the champagne in question is Armand de Brignac Midas, and it's offered to you in one huge 30-litre bottle, also known as a Melchizedek. At $215,000 a bottle, you may need some help paying for it, but you more than likely won't need any help drinking it, not when you have your first taste of this world-famous bubbly.
Diva is right - because a bottle of vodka with a price tag of $1,000,000 couldn't be anything else but. You get more for your money than just prestige though - you get premium quality vodka that's been triple distilled, and ice filtered through Nordic birch charcoal. Look a little closer at the bottle, and you'll see it that it lives up to its diva reputation, with a Swarovski crystal-filled wand running through its centre. One sip, and instant fabulousness is destined to follow.
If you thought $1,000,000 was a lot to pay for a drink, think again - because Tequila Ley.925 takes the proverbial cake with an eye-watering $3,500,000 price tag! This time it's less about the booze itself and more about the bottle - which recently won the Guinness World Record for being the most expensive in the world. Think 3.6kg of pure platinum, 6,400 diamonds, and 415 carats, and you'll understand why. Buy yourself a bottle of this and you'll need a posse of bodyguards standing by to make sure you and the crown jewels of tequila are safe at all times.
Feel like making happy hour a little more sophisticated? Or at least experiencing for yourself how the other half drink? Then start spending your money on lottery tickets instead of craft beers, and you could soon be toasting your good fortune with a glass of the world's finest - and the world's most expensive too!