Looking to spank some cash... then look no further. Whether you’ve got the corporate Amex, got a lottery win burning a hole in your pocket , or wanna really impress your date, then read on my friend...
If you are looking to drink something a little more special than your average Pina Colada, then Purl bar hold the key with their rare vintage liquors. For £100 (minor) you can transform your already amazing concoction into something even greater. Add 1863 Hannisville Rye to your Manhattan or Old Tom gin from 1910 to your Martinez, the list goes on. If you are more of a shot lover, then why not slam some vintage spirits (or sip, your choice) for £30. 50
Blanford Street, Marylebone, W1U 7HX
Love tequila? Want your money spending to be remembered in the form of an engraved plaque behind the bar? Hell yeah, cos Café Pacifico does just that. For £150 you can enjoy a sipping shot of 1800 Coleccion tequila… look like a complete legend ordering it and be forever remembered with your name in ink. Just don’t neck it and don’t forget your sombrero – total waste of the moment.
5 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JA
If you want to go a little mad… but not all out then hit Claridge’s and order the Fleur-De-Lis, it’s a twist on the classic Old Fashion using Rémy Martin XO and Louis XIII cognac. At £30 it’s not going to break the bank… but a couple of rounds might start to make a dent.
Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4HR
If you like Champagne, then book a booth pronto because each one is fitted with a Champagne button - hell yes! No wasting time trying to catch the waiter’s attention and no deciding whether or not you should splash out… just hit the button and wham! Why not go all out and couple it with the Beluga caviar for £145 followed by the Surf ‘n’ Turf for £69.50. Cos you can.
1 Upper James Street, Soho, W1F 9DF
Hit the Savoy, pretend you're P. Diddy and blow some cash (some serious cash) by ordering the Methuselah of 2002 Cristal from The Beaufort Bar. 6 litres of Champagne this good, this rare, and this big comes with a hefty price tag to match: £16,400 to be exact. But hey, at least it will go a long way and you never know… you might make some new friends and fast, that, or you'll be too wasted to leave.
The Strand, London, WC2R 0EU
If a good Daquiri floats your boat (and you’ve always wanted a/another boat) then head here for one that’s 250 quid a pop. It’s not on the menu, but if you ask nicely they will concoct one with the 1930s pre-Castro Bacardi Gold. For a drink this historic, it’s worth its weight in liquid gold.
The Strand, London, WC2R 0EU
If like Homer Simpson you are a beer fanatic, then this is the perfect thing to spank some cash on. It’s hard to get hold of, but then again it is the most expensive beer in the world so what do you expect? The Utobeer stall at Borough Market is a good place to start looking, where large bottles have been spotted for £469… 39 quid for a pint of beer with a ‘complex taste’… what will be complex is working out if you can afford a round.
8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL
If you are willing to let your chocolate addiction break the bank and you love gold... then why not combine the two with a box of Champagne truffles coated in flakes of edible 24-carat gold. A box of 15 works out at £190, but hey, they beat After-Eights any day. Alternatively, you could swing by the new Baccarat Bar, where Harrods glamour meets luxury glassware brand Baccarat’s legendary craftsmanship. This is the place to buckle in for some seriously bling drinks.
87–135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7XL