Ice lounges may be (c)old news but what is hot is Moscow’s first-ever ice terrace with a bar. Because that very bar just sold the world’s most expensive cocktail containing three 1-1.5-carat diamonds! When Reka Moscow restaurant decided to open the city’s first ice terrace, they roped in Italian company Crivelli as the opening event’s jewelry sponsor. Talk about opening with a bedazzling bang!
Swathed in twenty tons of pure Siberian ice, the terrace spans 120 square-meters with a seating capacity for up to 80 people. Those 80 Muscovites can expect to enjoy premium cocktails amidst warm environs, thanks to infrared heating. “My feeling is that an ice terrace suits the country of Russia, a land of snow and ice. And we have gone out of our way to create something really special, something which will make Muscovites who are used to the best stop and say: Wow, this is amazing,” said Michel Lombardi, Reka Moscow’s head chef and the man behind the terrace.
But while Moscow may be no stranger to ice (or cocktails), what with Russia’s never-ending winters, they sure wouldn’t have thought they’d make a record of this sort. The uber-luxe Hennessy Richard drink swept clean ‘The Winston’ off its erstwhile ‘world’s most expensive’ spot. Even though the $12,500 cocktail stunned Cognac loving many, its diamond-specked successor cost entrepreneur and regular guest at Reka Moscow, Andrey Melnikov a whopping $50,000! The bank-breaking concoction was served in an opulent cocktail glass studded with three 4-carat diamonds.
[Via – PR-Newswire]