Drinks aficionados can now enjoy a vodka martini with a side of golden egg! No, that’s not a decadent bar snack, it’s the latest designer must-have from the Ladoga Group.
Using a recipe from 1721, water is taken from the largest freshwater lake in Europe, and mixed with wheat and rye from Russia, before being distilled and filtered 12 times. The result is a super-premium vodka, with an equally hefty price tag at €1,600!
Housed in a magnificent 24-carat Faberge egg, it’s decorated with red, blue and green crystals and comes with its very own Venetian glasses.
It’s one of 1,200 eggs the company produces every year, showing a demand for luxury and decadent goods.
The Faberge egg isn’t the only treasure luxury-seekers are hunting down in the drinks world, here are just a few other ‘blingtastic’ treats on offer:
Jeroboam, Crystal Head –£385
Dan Aykroyd is best known for his role in Ghostbusters, but this gothic crystal skull might be his scariest work to date! Co-created with artist John Alexander, this ultra-pure vodka has been quadruple-distilled before being filtered through quartz crystals another three times, to give it a smooth texture. Holding its own in both the spirit and art world, it has just received double gold in the coveted San Francisco Spirit awards. Available in Harvey Nichols.
Pasión Azteca - $225,000
Pasión Azteca can take pride knowing that it’s the most expensive tequila in the world! Encapsulated in stunning works of art, bottles are hand produced in platinum and white gold, with the logo featuring in platinum, no less. One for high-rollers, it can even be diamond encrusted for an extra $1.5 million! Aged for six years, the distillation process for Anejo Tequila is well thought out and creates a very special final product.
Armand de Brignac Brut Gold NV Midas – £43,500
The master of hip-hop and king of bubble bling, rapper Jay-Z is behind this extravagant creation. As one of the most expensive luxury champagnes in the world, it’s said to live up to the hype, winning numerous industry awards. In fact, it was rated the world’s Number 1 Champagne in a blind-tasting competition against 1,000 competitors. This gargantuan 30 litre metallic bottle is crafted by hand and housed in a special velvet-lined case embossed with the brand’s crest.
Available from Champagne Direct.
Louis XIII Le Mathusalem - £75,000
Cognac is a drink to behold and saviour, and none more so than this timeless cognac created in 1874. The crystal clad decanter is a work of art in itself, taking two months and 25 artisans to create, weighing 17 kilograms. Beautifully presented in a display chest complete with glasses, serving platter and pipette, it harks back to its original way to serve.
Available from Harrods.
The Dalmore 64 - £100,000
This single malt is 64 years old, making it a rare and highly-sought after treat. With such limited stock, only a handful of limited edition Dalmore 64’s was ever produced - three to be precise! The luxury liquor is a deep rich colour with an equally intense flavour. Its stylish, standout bottle features its trademark deer embossed on the outside. You better hurry if you want to purchase your own piece of history, there’s only one bottle left, currently available from the Whiskey Exchange.