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Photo Gallery: What recession? XS sells its first $10,000 Ono cocktail
It’s been dubbed “the most expensive drink in the world!” Six weeks after opening, history was made at XS nightclub in the Encore: The first $10,000 Ono cocktail was sold and served! Louis XIII Black Pearl cognac and the rare Charles Heidsieck 1981 Champagne Charlie highlight the luxurious libation.
Served in jewel-encrusted champagne glasses on a specially designed tray, the Ono also is presented with an 18-karat gold necklace with a Tahitian black pearl hanging from a diamond resting beneath a gold XS logo for the lady. The man gets an accompanying pair of Mont Blanc cuff links made of 18-karat gold and genuine stingray leather featuring the solid gold XS logos.
XS photographer Alex Loc Thieu was right there as sexy server Traci Tokunaga took the order and brought her cocktail colleagues to brighten up the first-sale celebration. The two male customers wanted a souvenir photo with Traci, and VIP service manager Ryan Craig also was on hand to ensure that all went well with the first $10,000 sip!
In case you want to try this at home rather than out on the town, here’s the recipe: Louis XIII Black Pearl cognac, 4 ounces Charles Heidsieck 1981 Champagne Charlie, fresh-squeezed orange juice, apricot puree, Sence rose nectar and two ice cubes.
Preparation: The orange juice and apricot puree are mixed and poured into the custom champagne glass. The champagne glass and Black Pearl cognac (served in its own custom-designed glass) are presented on a crystal tray along with a bottle of Charles Heidsieck 1981 Champagne Charlie. The XS pearl necklace and cufflinks also are presented on the tray in their respective boxes. While the guests are “ooohing and aaahing” over their treasures, the server opens the champagne and finishes building the drink by pouring the Black Pearl cognac and 4 ounces of champagne into the glass with the juice mixture.
No word on tax or tip, or if they ordered a second round! C’est la vie in Las Vegas!