Belfast hotel serves £450 cocktail

Published Friday, 02 November 2012
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A Belfast hotel has launched an extravagant new cocktail which will cost £450 each.

Belfast hotel serves £450 cocktail
The cocktail will go on sale at The Merchant in Belfast. (© The Merchant)

Twenty concoctions will be offered using an extremely rare bottle of 50-year-old Jamaican rum at the Merchant Hotel.

The rum was barrelled in 1962 to celebrate Jamaica's independence.

The bar has already broken records with its luxurious drinks - in 2007, it won the Guinness World Record for the World's Most Expensive Cocktail when they served up a £750 Mai Tai.

The drink sold out in less than a year.

"The Merchant Hotel prides itself on offering an unmatched selection of high quality drinks," Chris Strong, manager of The Bar at The Merchant Hotel, said.

"And the launch of the Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Fashioned is further proof of our commitment to providing a unique offering to our discerning clientele.

"The quality of the Appleton Estate Jamaican Reserve is, we feel, unmatched with its unique flavours having developed in oak barrels for over 50 years under the watchful eyes of world-renowned master blender Joyce Spence."

The Bar has also won World's Best Bar, World's Best Drinks Selection and World's Best Cocktail Menu at the Tales of the Cocktail Festival in New Orleans.

© UTV News
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7 Comments
Andy in Belfast wrote (774 days ago):
I thought it was great , best cocktail i've had in a long time , even tipped the bartender the £50 to top the bill up to £500 . Dont hate people just cos they can afford this ......just shows your jealousy .
Louise in Belfast wrote (776 days ago):
Ridiculous price, what a waste of money!
Mike in US wrote (776 days ago):
seriously Brian and James.. see past the pound sign and understand that its a marketing position for these businesses... go pitch a tent
Ryan in Belfast wrote (777 days ago):
You've got to be mad to spend £450 for one drink. Makes you sick when you think of how much £450 means to a hard working family while you have fools who'd waste their money on one drink.
Alexander Drennan in ontario Canada wrote (777 days ago):
James and Brian...people with that kind of money dont give a fiddlers about the starving and the homeless as long as they are o.k.
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