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Is this the world’s most expensive cocktail?

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The world’s most expensive cocktail, the ‘Gigi’s’, went on sale in London last night priced £8,888. It was created especially for the 007 actress Grace Jones

Gigi’s restaurant, which launched with a bang last night, has been featured on the Mail Online and ITV.com after creating what is believed to be the world’s most expensive cocktail.

The Gigi’s (pronounced “gee-gees”) was made especially for the 007 star and singer as a gift from the owners to thank her for attending.

Grace attended the star-studded party with friend Boy George.

Restaurant manager Cesare Papagna said he wanted to give the iconic film star something ‘truly special’ to mark the occasion and used two of his most expensive drinks.

The Gigi’s has the appearance of a traditional Champagne cocktail which usually includes bubbly laced with cognac and bitters. But unlike them it is made with a bottle of 1990 vintage Cristal and a bottle of 1888 Samalens Vieille Relique Vintage Bas Armagnac.

It also has ‘lashings’ of gold leaf to give it extra bling. Only the Angostura Bitters and sugar are bought ‘off the shelf’.

The cocktail’s hefty price tag includes the market value of each full bottle of alcohol, which will produce approximately 12 flute servings worth £708 per glass – or about £177 per glug based on four large mouthfuls.

Our story can be read in full on the Mail Online here, or viewed in the gallery at the foot of the screen. High-res versions of the cocktail images are available from SWNS on 0117 9066500.

 

Tickets are still available for tonight’s, second VIP party at Gigi’s. To claim your place, and receive complimentary “free-flowing” Champagne, email rsvp@gigismayfair.com or call us on 0203 1027935.

 

 

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