2. Most Expensive Cocktail: The Algonquin’s $10,000 Martini

The $10,000 Algonquin Martini
Courtesy of the Algonquin Hotel

New York City cocktails in general are infamously expensive, but this one is really over the top. In order to imbibe New York City’s most expensive cocktail, the Algonquin Hotel’s $10,000 martini, you need to order it 72 hours in advance. It also requires a visit to The Algonquin Hotel’s in-house jeweler, Bader & Garrin. At the jeweler, you’ll pick out a diamond, the garnish that makes this martini much pricier than the rest. Finally, days later, you can saddle up to the bar at the hotel’s Blue Bar, and enjoy!

Also known as a “Martini on the Rock,” the wallet-busting cocktail was created to generate buzz when the hotel reopened in 2005 after a $3 million renovation. It was the brainchild of Carla Caccavale from the Quinn Agency and Anthony Melchiorri the hotel’s general manager. If you’re not looking to break the bank, the Blue Bar has many other more budget-friendly options!