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- The Trump International Hotel in Washington DC is selling a $169 cocktail, but it doesn’t contain any hard liquor.
- Instead, it is served with a Hungarian wine that is delivered on a crystal spoon.
- The hotel’s bar has an entire section of its drinks menu devoted to “Wines By The Crystal Spoon,” with each spoonful costing between $15 to $14o.
Donald Trump’s International Hotel in Washington, D.C., spared no expense for its signature $169 cocktail.
At that price, you’d expect it to at least contain some hard liquor. But no.
The Benjamin Bar & Lounge in the hotel’s lobby is reportedly serving the hard liquor-less drink, the most expensive in DC, and it comes with an accompanying ornate crystal spoon, The Washingtonian reported Friday.
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The drink is based on the American 19th century recipe for sherry cobber, The Washingtonian said, with the blend including citrus, berries, and a sweet Hungarian wine.
But it is also served with an ounce of the Hungary-based Royal Tokaji’s “Essencia” – which is described as the “richest and rarest of all Hungarian Tokaji wines” – on a crystal spoon.
The bar is known for its glamorously-priced drinks, including a $100 martini that includes potato, caviar, raw oysters, vodka, and rye.
The bar’s menu includes a section called “Wine By The Crystal Spoon,” where spoonfuls of wine fetch between $15 to $140.
It was not immediately clear if you could keep the spoon.