An Expensive Martini and a New Look for Veuve Clicquot

October 21, 2013
The Lobby Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis

The Lobby Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis – ritzcarlton.com

If you’re searching for luxury found in a martini glass, a cocktail found at the Lobby Lounge and Bar inside the St. Louis Ritz-Carlton, is the place for you. It’s called the Grand XIII and contains cognac, Grand Marnier, champagne and lemon. You do get to keep the glass after shelling out $500 for this drink.

The name of the drink comes from the Louis XIII de Remy Martin cognac found within, which runs more than $2,000 per bottle. The martini comes in a Waterford crystal glass, which you get to keep. With over 200 different martinis found within this bar, the Grand XIII is certainly the most expensive. However, this isn’t even the most expensive martini in the world.

The $500 you spend for the Grand XIII will seem like nothing when you discover the “Winston,” which provides 60 ml of Croizet’s 1858 Cuvee Leonie cognac. This is the most expensive cognac in the world and the drink sells for nearly $13K!

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Biodegradable Packaging for Veuve Clicquot Champagne

veuve clicquot naturally clicquot

Veuve Clicquot Naturally Clicquot – veuve-clicquot.com

Veuve Clicquot has created a new type of packaging from potatoes and recycled paper for their champagne. Not only is the packaging great for the environment, but it’s designed to keep the bottle chilled for two full hours.

French designer Cedric Ragot created the bottle covers as a recyclable choice and gave it the ability to keep the bottle cool. It can be used with the Brut Carte Juane and once it’s chilled, you can easily take the bottle wherever you go and it will stay chilled.

You can get this cover for $58 with a bottle of the Brut Carte Juane. More covers are expected to hit the shelves for other bottles within the Veuve Clicquot line of champagnes.

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