We’d been seduced by a rooftop viewing over Cannes but I baulked at a $16.50 Aperol Spritz… before I learned this week about Cocktail Millionaire Hour.
They must have heard about me at Pay Day Loans because why else send me news of a $22,600 cocktail, Diamonds Are Forever?
And so if you’ve got that down the back of a sofa then get yourself over to Ritz-Carlton in Tokyo.
What a sparkler
We’re told the DAR in the skyscraper hotel is a Grey Goose vodka and a twist of lime…
And a $16,000 diamond on the side of the glass, and helpfully they advise not to swallow the diamond.
Not wanting to stymie any future chances of a stay at the Ritz-Carlton but that’s one expensive voddie and lime at $6,600.
Now you pay for the celeb watching in Vegas too.
Although thankfully I had the good services of my hosts the Las Vegas Convention Board to thank for introducing me.
The Ghostbar in the Palms Casino is where you’d find everyone from Matt Damon to Paris Hilton.
But you always had to take your passport to The Ghostbar, Palms Casino to get in… they’d want verification that it’s really you.
Or you can check in at the XS Nightclub, Encore for a $10,000 Ono.
Which is a Charles Heidsieck Champagne Charlie 1981 and Louis XIII de Remy Martin Black Pearl cognac.
Plus the drink comes with a pair of men’s silver cufflinks and a woman’s 18k white-gold chain.
Playboy of the Cocktail World
Now us playboys need a drink that best reflects our lifestyles.
And the $9,000 Salvatore’s Legacy at the Playboy Club in Mayfair, London, does just that.
It is made from a 1778 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac, 1770 Kummel Liqueur, Dubb Orange Curacao circa 1860 and two dashes of Angostura Bitters circa 1900s.
We don’t know what the tip is here but at 10% that’s $700 so be prepared when you hit the Big Smoke.
And the others
And they were keen to flag up their rich casino tradition.
Usually if you’re gambling you’ll be offered a comp drink, but not alas a Sapphire Martini at the Foxwoods Resort Casino.
Now Hemingway sure loved his cocktails and the Bar Hemingway in Paris channels the Great Man.
Through its $1,670 Sidecars.
Alternatively the Merchant Hotel will keep you in maraschino cherries.
They do an Original Mai Thai at $1,270.
While as coral and atoll islands have been in the news with COP26 et al we’ll finish off in the Maldives.
It’s a favourite place and I’m glad to see some Irish friends who had yet to have sampled its charms are over there now.
At $312 for a Hennessy Cognac it’s to be sipped and swirled around the mouth.
Yes, you’ll feel like a high-roller In Cocktail Millionaire Hour.