It must be made of gold and space dust from Mars, right?

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Image: World’s most expensive cocktail goes on sale (but it will set you back nearly £9,000)


The world's most expensive cocktail: Restaurant manager Cesare Papagna with the cocktail

If you’re looking for an after work tipple, you might want to steer clear of new London restaurant Gigi’s – unless you have a spare £8,888 to hand.


The Italian restaurant, which opened in Mayfair last week, has created the world’s most expensive cocktail, beating the former titleholder (Melbourne’s Winston cocktail) by the best part of a thousand pounds.


The cocktail, imaginitively named The Gigi, was created especially for actress and singer Grace Jones. It's made with vintage champagne (1990s vintage Cristal nonetheless), a rare Armagnac brandy that pre-dates the Boer War (1888 Samalens Vieille Relique Vintage Bas Armagnac) and ‘lashings’ of gold leaf. Ah, so there is actual gold in there. 


The result? Well, to those in the know it tastes of ‘liquid gold’, apparently.

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Gigi cocktail


Restaurant manager Cesare Papagna said: “The Gigi’s isn’t the kind of cocktail that you display on a blackboard – if you have to ask the price, you won’t be able to afford it.”


And they’re not joking. Due to the hefty price tag, you’ll have to stump up the cash in advance if you want to sample the tipple.


We’ll be keeping our credit cards firmly in our pockets, thank you.

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Grace Jones

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Grace Jones: the inspiration for The Gigi cocktail

For a tipple you don’t need to take a loan out for, try our classic champagne cocktailpink fizz punch or rose raspberry mint fizz recipe.