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Most Expensive Glass Of Alcohol You've Bought?  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19186 posts, RR: 52
Posted (5 years 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4248 times:

£13/USD$21 for a Singapore Sling in Raffles. My wife and I have been to Singapore four times, yet only had one of their famous drinks on our last visit last week. But, it was delicious and worth £26.  

[Edited 2009-07-06 12:45:42]


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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3602 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4226 times:

I don't remember exactly but probably in the $10 range at some overpriced NYC bar.

I've had drinks that others have purchased that would have been much more expensive. Old scotch, champagne, etc.


User currently offlineTugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5385 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4217 times:

Bought a $150 bottle of Taittinger, while celebrating at a restaurant and only got to drink one glass of it with the young lady I was with. But it was worth it.

Tugg



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19186 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4213 times:



Quoting Tugger (Reply 2):
Bought a $150 bottle of Taittinger, while celebrating at a restaurant and only got to drink one glass of it

Not a glass though, which is the purpose of this thread... How much would a glass of that equate to?



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9174 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4206 times:

$10 Long Island Iced Tea at a local watering hole in Pittsburgh.  Smile  drunk 

Probably not a winner tho (and given this economy, I'd rather NOT be the winner of this thread!!)



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User currently offlineTugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5385 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4204 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 3):
Not a glass though, which is the purpose of this thread... How much would a glass of that equate to?

Well, no I had one glass. That was it. The rest got left behind. And there was no one else sharing it with us. So I did pay $150 for a glass. But I see what you are driving at.

Based on the average of 6 glasses per bottle of champagne, that would work out to $25.00.

Tugg



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11607 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4204 times:

About €8 for a cocktail of some kind in Spain. I think I was about 14 but was blessed with looking 16 - the drinking limit at that time over there, and knew all the bar owners anyway. More than that price and I expect to receive the whole bottle  yes 


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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 11160 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4198 times:

$40 shot of Johnny Blue.


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19282 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4194 times:

A glass of a lovely port for $35.

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7642 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4186 times:

To be honest, I haven't the foggiest clue. Probably somewhere between $10-$15 for a glass of wine. Not for anything special, just the alcohol prices here in Canada are ridiculously high ...  Sad

Last time I was at LHR, I wanted to grab a gin and tonic before my flight, but it was like £7, so I passed .... lol!



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User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4172 times:

I paid £7.50 for a double vodka and lemonade in Tall Trees about 8 years ago at a wedding reception. After that I stuck to the free wine on the tables. I made the drink last too, lol.


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User currently offlineTIA From Albania, joined Mar 2006, 524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4159 times:



Quoting D L X (Reply 7):
$40 shot of Johnny Blue.

Same, although mine was $38 IIRC.


User currently offlineOkees From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4154 times:

$15 for a glass of Laphroaig, and also for $15, a glass of Bowmore Mariner 15yo... Great great scotch.


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User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1557 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4149 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
£13/USD$21 for a Singapore Sling in Raffles. My wife and I have been to Singapore four times, yet only had one of their famous drinks on our last visit last week. But, it was delicious and worth £26.

Got a free Singapore Sling on a SQ flight and enjoyed it a lot, so I can imagine the one you got for $21 was divine  Wink

I've paid 6 € for a beer in Rome three years ago and 5.30 € for a pint of Guinness in Dublin last week. Needless to say, I only had one on both occasions.



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User currently offlineTristarAtLCA From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4135 times:

Whilst extremely drunk, young and stupid I paid £65 for a shot of tequila in a Mexican restaurant in Covent Garden.

And no, I have no recollection of what it tasted like.



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User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4271 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4129 times:

I don't remember but I'm sure it was worth it.

Texan



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19186 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4123 times:



Quoting TristarAtLCA (Reply 14):



Whilst extremely drunk, young and stupid I paid £65 for a shot of tequila in a Mexican restaurant in Covent Garden.

 rotfl  Classic.



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User currently offlinePellegrine From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2324 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4102 times:

¥7000 or so for a single malt scotch at the NY Bar in Nishishinjuku, Tokyo. Had to pay ¥2000 cover charge too because it was jazz night, and I only had one drink lol. On vacation.


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User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4623 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4087 times:



Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
£13/USD$21 for a Singapore Sling in Raffles.

That is also my most expensive single drink - but it just has to be done  Smile



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9174 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4087 times:



Quoting Pellegrine (Reply 17):

¥7000 or so for a single malt scotch at the NY Bar in Nishishinjuku, Tokyo. Had to pay ¥2000 cover charge too because it was jazz night, and I only had one drink lol. On vacation.

What the deuce?!!

I sure hope that was some pretty damned good stuff!  Wink



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8892 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4064 times:

I made the mistake of ordering a €9 bottle of Peroni at a hotel bar in Rome a couple of months ago - $12.50 for a bottle of beer is just absurd any way you cut it.

User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3866 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4061 times:

11 bucks for a Gimlet at a bar in la guardia. never again

User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5651 posts, RR: 20
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4060 times:

Not sure if that really counts, but couple years ago I bought this XXXL mojito for some 850 CZK (roughly 31 EUR) served in totally overrated Prague's La Bodequita Del Medio.
It was THE most expensive bucket of ice I've ever bought...   and if that wasn't a reason enough to be pissed off I also indirectly supported the Castro government.  Angry
The second memorable purchase of expensive alcohol was around 8 EUR for a bottle of beer on a beach just outside of Athens.

[Edited 2009-07-06 15:51:50]

User currently offlineIH8BY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1141 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4055 times:

I've paid £9.50 for a glass of champagne, and I think that was the highest. Before that it was at least £6.50 for a double vodka and coke in Blu Bambu in Newcastle...

I'm used to paying between £2 and £2.50 for doubles (25ml shots in the former, 35ml shots in the latter) and £1.30-£1.50 for a pint of beer! When I go down south everything's too expensive again!



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16796 posts, RR: 51
Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 4047 times:

My Wife and I stayed at the beautiful Le Merigot JW Marriott in Santa Monica a few years ago, Margarita's poolside were $25 Dollars each and came in plastic cups. We probably drank $150 Dollars in one afternoon.


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25 Babybus : I paid £8 for a small scotch and dry at the Dorchester Hotel bar once. And no it wasn't worth £8. I think I also paid out £8 for 2 cokes at that Ca
26 Revelation : I once bought a $200 bottle of champagne. It came with a hot Brazilian chick who gave me a half hour lap dance! They really do have champagne in the C
27 PlateMan : From what I can remember...a $12 strawberry mojito at the amazing Busboys and Poets in Washington DC's U St corridor
28 SW733 : The worst expensive drink I had was a (roughly) US$10 bottle of Corona at a Mexican restaurant in Bratislava, Slovakia...bad food, bad beer. Well, tha
29 Idealstandard : A pint of beer last month in paris way over €12 and a bottle of bog standard champagne two years ago in Paris for over €80!
30 BananaBoY : £30GBP for a shot of Johnny Walker Blue.. One The Strand, London. Although, strictly speaking, it was actually on expenses. Shh. Mark
31 Danfearn77 : Not bought by me, but my mate when we were in Paris with work. We had 4 Heineken's and the bill was 56 Euros, thats 14 Euros for one pint!. Was amazin
32 BCAL : About GBP 240 for two rounds for 4 people at the American Bar at the Savoy in London. IIRC a G&T was about GBP 17, Cocktails started from GBP 24, bott
33 OffshoreAir : The first week or so after I turned 21, and while I was out at the bars, I would drink $2 PBR's until I was feeling quite good. Then, for some reason,
34 PanHAM : did you check it was a chick? bottle of Hennessy XO some 25 years ago in a Kowloon bar , was about 1000 US$, shared with 2 others. I probably paid mo
35 Pe@rson : But for a multimillionaire like yourself...
36 Idealstandard : Are you an MP? :P
37 BCAL : Sorry - Still a multimillion short of my first multimillion!
38 Revelation : But of course, it was a lap dance! By the end of it, I was certain she was all woman! She clearly had used Brazilian bikini wax!
39 CPH-R : Did the billing department ask where the money were spent? Reeperbahn after hours is usually quite fun
40 Mirrodie : $1550.50 for a shot of Johnny Walker Blue.
41 PanHAM : "after hours" on the Reeperbahn starts at 5 am. To answer yur question, I brought the receipt from the Safari Bar and the remaining cash, which usual
42 Revelation : Ach Mein Gott! That's almost 4 hours of champagne and lap dances!
43 Fxramper : Macallan 25 or Glenfiddich 21 Reserva were both under $40 US for me. At a bachelor party in San Antonio, my buddy bought shots of Don Julio 1942 for 8
44 7324ever : $800.00 for a Pint of some high end European beer when I was in Germany. And a friend gave me a $5,600 dollar bottle of wine for a birthday present.
45 Gordonsmall : In the summer of 2007 a friend and I both paid £387 for a 35ml measure of 84 year old malt whisky at the Cameron House Hotel in Balloch.
46 Pellegrine : ??? JW Blue is about $225 a bottle in the United States? Very nice present. Old bordeaux?
47 7324ever : Yes I think. It was from a French vineyard in the wine county. I got it nut am not a big wine drinker so I have it sitting in a cooler and I think it
48 PanHAM : where do you keep that bottle? In a cooler? Sorry, but are you serious? Put it in a dry dark place with constant temprataure, should be between 4 and
49 Mirrodie : Si, quite true! But not in international waters at 58,000 feet. Ever thought about opening it and drinking it? After all, its meant to be enjoyed. Th
50 MillwallSean : Singapore has some weird and expensive places. The raffles one I can live with the price in. but they one german brewbar where I ordered to pints of w
51 NZ107 : Ouch. I remember being in some restaurant in Solvang, CA back in 2002 and I saw a bottle of New Zealand's Steinlager on the list for US$20 which at t
52 PanHAM : certainly, but you have to know how it's done and you still have to treat the wine properly whuile its stored. Open the bottle slowly, decant the win
53 EA CO AS : Same, $35.00. FWIW, I think the Johnny Gold Centenary Blend is actually better than Blue. Just my $0.02 worth, of course.
54 Fxramper : Most overated champagne expenditure ever - Cristal. In water at 58,000 ft? On Concorde, booze was free no?
55 Jcs17 : I'm not a fan of expensive booze. I think I'm still in that college-phase where as long as its not rubbing alcohol and can be mixed with Coke, I'll dr
56 Revelation : Yes, but the servers all kept their clothes on!
57 7324ever : A cooler as in a small wine cooler at my bar witch is at 6C with a few other bottles of rare wine that I have gotten. Not a party picnic cooler sorry
58 PanHAM : Good move. I am sure he gave you some advise how to keep the bottle. Most important is that the temparature is constant and no light, especially no s
59 Pellegrine : I would say definitely if you have a refined palette some cheaper wines can equal very expensive ones. Example, some Second Growth Bordeaux downright
60 RobertNL070 : Last Autumn in a restaurant I purchased a bottle of Chilian Cabernet Sauvignon, Concha y Toro Almaviva Chili, Puente Alto 2005. It cost EUR 189.00 whi
61 PanHAM : Goes for around € 55,00 online purchase. The restaurant has to make some money on it, but considering that they don't pay 55,00 its a bit on the ex
62 DLPMMM : About 25 years ago I bought a snifter of Louis XIII for $135. Really a pretty good deal, given the price of a bottle then was about $1000 at duty free
63 Mirrodie : Not free at all. It's included in the price of the ticket. That is an important distinction.
64 Columba : Not the most expensive glass I have bought but the other day I went to club with two female friends of mine. The first round was ordered by my friend
65 Blink182 : $12 I think for a liter of Heineken @ EWR. The first and last time I do it.
66 Iainbhx : I've always fancied a bottle of DRC, but never managed to summon up the gall to buy one. Anyway for my 40th a few years ago, I took my best friend fo
67 Renfnl : About $35 for a Bourbon at the Foshay in Minneapolis
68 PanHAM : LOL , this "chappie" Paul Bocuse was over many years the number one Chef in France. He invented "La Nouvelle Cuisine" and his little shack near Lyon
69 FCA767 : There was a comedy show set as an antique store...."We saw you coming" was the title
70 TR763 : The most expensive glass of alcohol for me was in 2005, when I was at a city called Campos do Jordao, near Sao Paulo, in Brazil. I was in a house that
71 Flyingwaeldar : Probably not the most expensive drink I ever had, but surely the biggest rip-off was HK$ 89.- + 10% service charge for a pint (sorry, make that half a
72 Chris78cpr : I'm sure i can't compete with you lot but quite often in central London i don't get change out of £15-£20 for a double Vodka and mixer. Clubs like M
73 Kiwiandrew : my partner would probably say his most expensive drink was the one he drank just before he proposed to me - the bills are starting to mount up
74 JetboyTWA : $19 for a Jack and Coke at "Vu" (Level 51 in the Hotel Tower of Jumeirah Emirates Towers) in Dubai. I think my Corona was around $12 per bottle...
75 Hawaii12 : usd 75 for a glass of johnny walker blue lable scotch. was good but wont do it again. might as well buy a bottle in marigot st martin for usd 109 for
76 Acho : 17 Euro for a shot of Black Label in a Madrid Hilton, I didn't find out until I had drank 5 and the bill came. 200 Euro for a bottle of Dewars in a Ba
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