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Want a cocktail in NYC? Bring your moneybags

on 17/01/11 at 12:04 pm


Although there are a lot of bars and restaurants peddling $15 cocktails these days, this city is still full of places that charge way, way more than that for their premium drinks. Here’s a map of 12 of New York’s most expensive cocktails — value as well as sticker price have been taken into consideration.

The Martini at Nello’s

696 Madison Ave New York, NY 10065 (212) 980-9099

As Sam Sifton noted, a martini at this notoriously mediocre, supremely clubby UES Italian restaurant is $22, an outrageous price to pay. But if you’re already there, you … might as well pair a couple of these with a $100 bowl of black truffle pasta, just to have something to tell the grandkids about.

N 40° 45.56581 W 73° 58.11866

The King’s Passion at the King Cole Bar

2 E 55th St New York, NY 10022 (212) 339-6721

The signature cocktail at the ornate hotel bar of the St. Regis is made with two extravagant ingredients: Champagne Rosé, and 150-year-old Grand Marnier. It’ll set … you back a king’s ransom of 29 bucks.

N 40° 45.41871 W 73° 58.29528


The Madame Bovary at Jimmy at The James Hotel

15 Thompson St New York, NY 10013 (212) 465-2000

This $26 drink at David Rabin’s new rooftop bar and pool in the James Hotel is a mixture of Courvoisier XO, Chambord, fruit juices and Champagne. Hopefully the stunning

{Full list via Eater NY}

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