A double gin and tonic in London is NOT the most expensive drink in the world.
While the bill is scary, it's actually a bargain compared to the drinks we've listed below.
Turns out, there's a lot more to pricey booze than location.
If you really want to break the bank, you'll have to do more than go on a geographically convenient spending spree.
What is the most expensive drink in the world?
From age to origin, there are all sorts of things that go into making the most expensive drinks in the world.
Even though the numbers involved are terrifying, it's worth knowing what's out there - if only so you feel less guilty when you spend £12 on an overpriced Gordon's.
Available only to the ridiculously wealthy, these are the 7 most expensive drinks on earth.
7. 1811 Château d’Yquem
Fancy wine is one of the hallmarks of any upmarket restaurant. But, even though buying something hugely expensive from an incomprehensible menu is a rite of passage, there are limits.
A bottle of 1811 Château d’Yquem, for instance, will set you back an average of $130,000 - enough to make anyone grow weak at the knees. A sweet wine made during the Napoleonic Wars, this wine is described as the most expensive on earth.
6. 1858 Croizet Cognac
Another bottle with a legendary history, 1858 Croizet Cognac proves that legacy is just as important as flavour. Made from a single harvest back in 1858, the vintage is one of the most highly sought after drinks around the world.
Just one shot of the stuff will set you back $6,000, whilst the whole bottle costs $150,000.
5. Armand de Brignac Midas
As important as history is, sometimes people just love to be tacky. Armand de Brignac’s $215,000 price tag comes not from a top-secret manufacturing process, but mostly from the fact that it is presented in an enormous gold bottle.
Made in multiple sizes, ranging from 750ml to 30l, this is undoubtedly the most expensive, as well as ostentatious, champagne in the world.
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4. Dalmore 62
Scottish whisky has a mystique like little else, and Dalmore 62 is no exception.
Just 12 bottles were ever produced. As this particular vintage is so hard to get hold of, it commands an exorbitant $250,000 price tag. Any purchaser in a seriously exclusive over-indulgent club.
3. Diva Vodka
Gaudy, loud and ridiculously pricey, Diva vodka is just as over the top as its name suggests.
Triple distilled through three layers of precious gemstones, the bottle comes with an artery of coloured diamonds running through the centre. Small wonder it costs $1,000,000.
2. Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac
The epitome of excess, Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac looks like it’s been lifted straight from a medieval king’s court.
Dudognon Heritage's real selling point is its bottle. The glass is embossed with enough gold and diamonds to make Floyd Mayweather blush. Coupled with a 100-year ageing process, the total price comes in at $2,000,000. Ouch.
1. Tequila Ley .925
Given how many of us spend Saturday nights gulping down tequila shots by the gallon, to find out that this spirit is the most expensive drink on earth might come as something of a shock.
Carefully crafted and presented in a bottle encrusted with over 6,000 individual diamonds, no one has actually bought a $3,500,000 bottle of Tequila Ley .925. Whoever finally takes the plunge is going to have some serious explaining to do to their other half.
Treating yourself to a sip of something pricey can sometimes feel like an indulgence too far. If you ever feel guilty about going all-in on a bottle of wine, or ordering a second pre-dinner cocktail, just remember what you could theoretically be spending to wet your whistle.
It could always be much, much worse.