$12,500 cocktail ‘Winston’ made from 1858 Croizet cognac at Club 23 is expected to break the most expensive cocktail record
Home to a unique perspective of the Melbourne Vista; at the luxury lounge bar Crown’s Club 23, where memories are made and elite retreat to a glamorous evening, an award-winning in-house Australian mixologist Joel Heffernan will now concoct a $12,500 cocktail to break the current world record for the world’s most expensive cocktail held by $8,830 ‘Salvatore’s Legacy’, which was recently developed by world’s acclaimed mixologist Salvatore Calabrese ‘The Maestro’. Set to be claimed as a Guinness world record, the basis of the cocktail will be a bottle of vintage 1858 Croizet cognac, which is already a world record holder for being valued at $157,000. Interestingly, the cocktail will be named ‘Winston’ as in tribute to Britain’s former Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who’s on the eve of D-Day back in 1944 is said to have shared a rare bottle of 1858 Croizet with Allies commander General Dwight Eisenhower. Besides, we have also earlier seen the Asia’s most expensive cocktail, the ‘Jewel of Pangaea’ developed by Singapore club Pangaea and luxury jeweler Mouawad.
Notably, the vintage bottle of 1858 Croizet was purchased by Crown Melbourne’s Club 23 bar, whose executive barman Mr. Joel Heffernan will invest his two days in preparation for the exotic cocktail, which will include two nips of Croizet along with Grand Mariner Quintessence, Chartreuse Vieillissement Exceptionnellement Prolonge, and a dash of Angostura Bitters.
Further, the Heffernan’a concoction will be presented with chocolate nutmeg dust, essence of poppy seed and roses, and hints of coconut, passionflower and oranges.
Notably, an additional 11 such cocktails will be made available for purchase at Club 23 Melbourne, but on a prior notice.