The most expensive cocktail was sold for £8,583 ($12,970) and was made by Joel Heffernan (Australia), at Club 23, Melbourne, Australia, on 7 February 2013. The cocktail made by Joel Heffernan, called 'the Winston', contained 60ml of Croizet's 1858 'Cuvee Leonie' cognac. This cognac is also the Guinness World Records title holder of the most expensive cognac sold at auction.
The concoction of the cocktail Winston has been invented by Club 23 at Melbourne which is apparently owned by Shane Warne, the popular Australian cricketer. This delicious liqueur is a something that might make others choke- but he rich and wealthy would not mind splurging money on a drink that contains the best cognac in the world along with ultra-luxurious ingredients, even if they have to cough up a staggering amount for it!
The drink can be garnished with a little coconut, rose essence, poppy seed essence or chocolate nutmeg dust and surprisingly it is because of these painstakingly labor intensive garnishes that it takes two days for the Winston to be ready to sample. This drink has most certainly grabbed eyeballs and has won a lot of recognition for Shane Warne’s club that opened in November 2011. The club has also seen a lot of celebrities enjoy the ambiance, but what needs to be seen is whether they would eventually splurge on the Winston!