Cocktails are usually the priciest part of any drinks menu, it's true. 'Just one more' takes on a different meaning when you're spending £15 in a packed Shoreditch basement. Shockingly, for a few drinks around the capital, 'just one more' has an altogether newer meaning: putting your car up for sale.
Splashing out on a bottle of champagne for a celebration is one thing, but when that champagne is a vintage Cristal served with a bottle of brandy from 1888, you'll have to forgo a few holidays to take a sip.
Lovingly compiled, here's IBTimes UK's list of the most expensive cocktails you can order in London – though generally speaking, it's best to order ahead:
The Gigi at Gigi's – £8,888
Created for singer and actress Grace Jones, the Gigi's price tag takes into account full bottles of rare vintage drinks to make 12 glasses of the champagne cocktail – coming in at around £740 a glass. The cocktail consists of 1990 vintage Cristal, 1888 Samalens Vieille Relique Vintage Bas Armagnac brandy, 'lashings' of gold leaf, Angostura Bitters and sugar.
Sazerac at the American Bar - £5,000
Using at 1858 Sazerac de Forge cognac, 1900s Peychaud's Bitters and 1950s Pernod Absinthe, the American Bar isn't cutting corners when it comes to calling this Sazerac a classic cocktail. This is probably as close as you'll get to an original version of New Orleans' official cocktail.
The B&B King at The Purple Bar - £375
Not quite reaching the pricing heights we've seen, but still managing to clock in at around the price of an iPhone SE. The B&B King is made with a 1940 Martell Extra and a unique bottle of 1940 Benedictine. Just missing out on the list is the Purple Bar's £360 Manhattan, made with a bourbon from 1913.
Salvatore's Legacy at Savaltore's - £5,500
With famed bartender Salvatore Calabrese announcing his exit from the London Playboy Club's Salvatore's, who knows what will happen to the bar or what will happen with Salvatore's Legacy, a very expensive cocktail. Calabrese first attempted the drink in the 1960s but, legendarily, a bottle of 1778 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac was dropped and smashed.
The drink is made up of the cognac, a 1770 Kummel liquer, an 1860 Dubb Orange Curacao and a 19th-century Angostura bitters. For a time, it was the most expensive cocktail in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records – it was only able to gain that title if someone ordered it, and someone did.