£5,000 Sazerac from the American Bar
The American Bar's £5,000 Sazerac The Savoy

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

The American Bar's Sazerac
1858 Sazerac de Forge cognac, 1900s Peychaud's Bitters and 1950s Pernod Absinthe The Savoy

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

The B&B King at the Purple Bar
The B&B King at the Purple Bar The Purple Bar

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.