Ice, Ice, Baby: The World’s Most Expensive Cocktail

BY TEAM JST

Moscow’s first-ever ice terrace with a bar has opened at the Reka Moscow restaurant in the heart of Russia’s capital. Almost twenty tons of pure Siberian ice was used for the creation of the 120 square meter area which can seat up to 80 people. Here, fashionable Muscovites will be able to drink their favorite cocktail surrounded by a unique ice interior and comfortable warmth, thanks to an infrared heating system.

The highlight of the opening was the sale of the world’s most expensive cocktail. The cocktail contained three 1-1,5-carat diamonds from the event’s jewelry sponsor, the Italian company Crivelli, and went for a cool $50,000.

Restaurants with terraces seem like an everyday thing, but since summers are short and winters never seem to end in Russia, Michel Lombardi, Reka Moscow’s head chef, envisioned giving Moscow’s high society the chance to eat out for a change: “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!”

Opening just in time for the Winter Olympics, Reka Moscow can be enjoyed before, during, or after the exciting festivities. Are you ready to drop a few dollars for a winter wonderland with a high quality kitchen?

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