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Take a swig of fine spirit

india Updated: Sep 22, 2012 01:10 IST
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The Jewel of Pangaea


Asia’s most expensive drink can be had for a whopping S$32,000 (around $26,000 or R14,10,500) at a club for the super rich in Singapore, reported Malaysia’s Bernama news agency Tuesday.

The cocktail, dubbed The Jewel of Pangaea, was recently launched at the Pangaea in Singapore, a club that targets the super rich and famous. Open only three nights a week, the club reportedly charges between S$2000 to S$15,000 (around R86,800 -R6,64,562) for a table.

The cocktail, created by award-winning master bartender Ethan Leslie Leong, is a concoction of gold-flecked Hennessey brandy, 1985 vintage Krug champagne and sugar, garnished with a Triple X 1-carat diamond by Switzerland-based jeweler Mouawad. “I wanted to use the most premium products available, and ones that would perfectly complement the stunning Mouawad 1-carat diamond,” Leong told Singapore’s Today daily. Some of the most expensive drinks around the world have also been served up with diamonds. In 2007, London’s ultra select club Movida launched a £35,000 (R30,75,975) Christmas cocktail called Flawless, which contained Louis XII cognac, Cristal Rose champagne, brown sugar, angostura bitters, a few flakes of 24-carat edible gold leaf and an 11-carat white diamond ring at the bottom.