There’s a lot of money floating around the Washington D.C. area. The people behind that money have lots of options when it comes to cocktails (The Round Robin), and when it comes to wine lists (Flight). But now there’s a way for the monied class to throw it all at one drink: the $1,000 Dom Perignon margarita at the Blossom Cocktail Lounge.
Before the price tag scares you off, you need to understand the scene in the glass, which is a thick chalice a little over a foot tall with a spigot. The Don Julio 1942 and Grand Marnier Quintessence mixed inside is pink, with herbs, blackberries, raspberries, and thin-cut lemon wheels. A thin steel wire holder like the kind that hold pizzas above red checkered pizzeria tables is attached to the top of the glass. Inside the holder is a bottle of Dom Perignon Brut Champagne, flipped upside down with the neck of the bottle plunged into the pink liquid.
Essentially, it’s something that people who buy CoronaRitas would get, if people who buy CoronaRitas wanted to spend a month’s rent on a drink. But that month’s rent probably tastes so, so satisfying.
“As the guests drink from the punch the bottle continues to empty out to refresh the punch,” Anthony Sazerac, the head bartender at the Blossom Cocktail Lounge, told the Daily Mail.
Naturally, this is a big enough cocktail for a group. So if you’re keeping track of group drinks you need to try this summer, first hit the 10 pound Mega Moscow Mule in New York City, then head down to D.C. for the Dom-a-rita. Start saving now.