New World Record Set for Most Expensive Cocktail

Australian bartender Joel Heffernan has concocted something so ridiculous that it costs nearly $13,000 for just one glass.

Today in ridiculously priced consumables comes a new contender for the most expensive cocktail ever mixed. Australian bartender Joel Heffernan has concocted something so ridiculous that it costs nearly $13,000 for just one glass.

What’s in this monstrosity? Two nips of an 1858 Croizet cognac, some Grand Marnier Quintessence, Chartreuse Vieillissement Exceptionnellement Prolonge, a smidgen of Angostura Bitters and some chocolate nutmeg dust just for the heck of it. Sure the price tag is off the wall, but the cognac alone costs $157,000 per bottle. Also, the ingredients of this drink have so many syllables that it just has to be worth it.

This cocktail is so luxurious and expensive that it has just smashed the previous record for world’s most expensive drink, which was a paltry $9,000 for a glass. Nine thousand bucks?! Please, you can only buy a pretty decent car for that much.

Next Up

The Food-Focused Bride: Cocktails, Wine and Beer

Cooking Channel's bride-to-be covers the various alcohol options for the big day.

Thirsty Thursday: A Beer and a Ball Cocktail

Cooking Channel's Beer and a Ball cocktail offers variety, but it will also help you hold onto the traditional values of beer-filled Oktoberfest.

Guide: How to Stock a Bar

The tools and ingredients you need to mix your favorite drinks

Thirsty Thursday: Coney Island Iced Tea

Sip on Michael Chiarello's refreshing Coney Island Iced Tea, made with sweet orange liqueur, tart lemon juice and fresh mint.

Thirsty Thursday: Have a Horchata

Ingrid Hoffman makes her Horchata Mexican-style, with rice as the base. Vanilla and cinnamon add sweet, aromatic flavors.

5 Tips for Making Punch

Punch is perfect for serving a crowd. Here are Cooking Channel's essential tips for pouring a "liquid party" into a bowl, plus our best punch recipes.

The World's Most Expensive Cocktail

A world-renowned mixologist has just created a drink that costs $8,500.

On TV

Taco Trip

8am | 7c

Taco Trip

8:30am | 7:30c

Food Truck Nation

9:30am | 8:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

10am | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30am | 9:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

11am | 10c

Unwrapped 2.0

11:30am | 10:30c

Good Eats

12pm | 11c

Good Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Good Eats

1pm | 12c

Good Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Man Fire Food

4:30pm | 3:30c

Man Fire Food

5:30pm | 4:30c

Man v. Food

6pm | 5c

Man v. Food

6:30pm | 5:30c

Man v. Food

7pm | 6c

Man v. Food

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Man v. Food

8pm | 7c

Man v. Food

8:30pm | 7:30c

Man v. Food

9pm | 8c

Man v. Food

9:30pm | 8:30c
10pm | 9c
11pm | 10c

Man v. Food

12am | 11c

Man v. Food

12:30am | 11:30c

Man v. Food

1am | 12c

Man v. Food

1:30am | 12:30c
2am | 1c
3am | 2c
What's Hot

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

Sundays 10|9c

So Much Pretty Food Here