Here is the recipe for a $1,200 margarita you can make at home

We showed you what goes in to a $75 cocktail at the Plaza, but what about a $1,200 one?

Yes, of course it exists, and yes, it is also probably a huge waste of money. Why? Well for one thing the reason for its price is the mix of fabulously expensive liquors in it, which we can’t imagine anyone could really taste when they’re all swirled together in a margarita.

Yet the name of this drink is very indicative of who will probably pay for it; called the billionaire margarita, the drink is served at The London Bar at The London NYC. The fancy liquors in it are Louis XIII cognac and Patrón en Lalique Serie 1, which is an extremely limited release tequila worth $7,500-a-bottle made in special bottles from Lalique. Honestly, they’re so beautiful, it might be worth buying just for owning such an object.


If you happen to have an extremely nice liquor cabinet, then feel free to use the recipe for the drink, below, which the bartender shared with Forbes. If not, you can pick it up at The London Bar as long as the bottle of Patrón lasts.


1.5 oz. Patrón en Lalique Serie 1 Tequila

.5 oz. Louis XIII Cognac

.5 oz. Organic Blue Agave Nectar

Key Lime Juice

Meyer Lemon Juice

10 Dashes Housemade Cara Cara Orange Bitters


1. Mix every ingredient in an ice-filled cocktail shaker, and then shake vigorously.

2. Strain the drink into a coupe glass rimmed with Maldon sea salt (don’t even think about using another kind of salt!).

3. And that’s it! You just spent $1,200.