Cocktail Couture

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Las Vegas is known for it’s nightlife, and high rollers are often open to paying very high prices. But paying $2000 for a cocktail? Crazy!!!

Light, a new nightclub in the Mandalay Bay Hotel, has some seriously pricey cocktails on the menu. Today, one of our must read websites,

The Daily Meal secured the recipes, and broke down the cost of making the drinks.

This drink, dubbed The City of Lights, sells for $1500:

1 ounce of Hennessy Paradis Imperial (700 milliliters for $2,221.64) = $93.86

1 ounce Bulleit Rye (750 milliters for $23.99) = $0.95

1 ounce Cocchi Barolo Chinato (500 milliliters for $46.99) = $2.78

½ ounce Benedictine (750 milliliters for $31.99) = $0.63

3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters (10 ounces for $14.99) = $0.12

3 dashes Angostura Bitters (4 ounces for $12.75) = $0.29

Stir, strain over diamond ice (or, ice shaped like diamonds)

Garnish with orange peel

Total: $98.63

My Cherry Amour, is on the menu for $2000:

1 ½ ounce Grey Goose Cherry Noir (750 milliliters for $29.98) = $1.77

¾ ounce Grand Marnier Cherry (750 milliliters for $42.99) = $1.20

¾ ounce fresh lemon juice

2 ounces Dom Perignon Rosé (750 milliliters for $7,635.54) = $602.16

Garnish with Luxardo Cherry and lemon twist

Total: $605.13

Even with such luxe ingredients, the markup on these cocktails is outrageous.  Yet, we somehow think they will appeal to the affluent party set who will spend anything for a good time. Only in Vegas…Cheers!

photo: Glasshouse Images

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