If you’re like us, you wait to have your margaritas until Mondays when your local restaurant hosts “Margarita Monday” and offers a just-barely drinkable blend of sour mix and well tequila that only costs three dollars and the happiness from your next morning.
If you’re not like us, you’d buy the most expensive margarita ever recorded.
In 2013, Manhattan’s 230 FIFTH Rooftop Bar & Penthouse Lounge created the world’s most expensive margarita to date.
According to 230 FIFTH’s press release regarding the drink (yes, it has its own press release), the $1,200 drink includes Coleccion Extra Anejo Tequila, a $1800-a-bottle liquor, Quintessence Gran Marnier ($800-a-bottle), and ice cubes made from $450 champagne.
And it’s not just thrown together with any old store bought lime juice. The lime juice added to the high-end liquor is from kaffir limes, a lime specifically grown in Southeast Asia. The press-release even goes as far as to denote each kaffir lime as costing “as much as $5 each.” Woah. Let us not forget the pure agave nectar, and the $30-a-pound hand-harvested French fleur de sel sea salt that is used for the salt rim on the glass.
$600 of the money spent on this unfathomably priced margarita goes to the purchaser’s charity of choice, and it’s also served in a $125 “Ralph Lauren hand-blown Hungarian crystal glass” that the purchaser takes home with them. We want to keep going on about this ridiculously expensive and complicated drink, but our eyes are glazing over from the pretentiousness.
If this somehow convinced you you need to try the Frozen Fifth, you have to call to order it 24 hours in advance.