Is this $100 Margarita the cocktail steal of the century?

$100 MargaritaWhy chug warm, well tequila when you could sip a $100 margarita masterpiece? You read that correctly. A $100 margarita.

Fleming’s Steakhouse is keeping it classy for Cinco de Mayo. No sombreros. No salt on the back of the hand. Just an amazing cocktail with beyond top shelf ingredients in a beautiful glass.

The base spirit is Herradura Selección Suprema. It’s aged for four years and was once named Best Extra Añejo Tequila in the world. It can also run up to $400 for those keeping score.

Wise enough not to waste such an amazing tequila on an ordinary cocktail, Fleming’s opted for Grand Marnier Cuvée du Centenaire. This special 100th anniversary bottling uses Cognacs aged up to 25 years and makes the regularly wonderful Grand Marnier look like childsplay. It comes in at $180, so again, we’re talking super premium here.

Add it all together and you’re looking at more than $35 worth of alcohol if you were to buy the bottles yourself. Considering the average bar’s margarita contains about 60¢ worth ofbooze, the $100 Margarita seems like a steal.

If that wasn’t enough to pop your pinky though, the whole thing is shaken then poured into a crystal Baccarat Diamante highball glass. I venture to claim that a margarita has never looked this good. You even get to keep the glass, which at $140 a pop should have those looking for arbitrage in high spirits.
The $100 Margarita is only available until May 6th, so if you want to drink pure class you better act fast. Or if you’re throwing the classiest party on the block, you can make it yourself with the recipe below. 

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Herradura Selección Suprema
  • .5oz Grand Marnier Centenaire
  • .75oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • .5oz Simple Syrup

Garnish

  • 1 Kaffir Lime Leaf
  • 1.2 Rim Gold Sugar/Kosher Salt

Combine ingredients in shaker with ice and shake well. Double strain over fresh ice in 1/2 rimmed Baccarat Diamante Highball glass. Garnish with fresh Kaffir Lime Leaf and serve.

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