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World's 'most expensive' drink sold at the opening of Moscow’s first ice terrace

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    The cognac cocktail was served in a glass with three 1-1,5-carat diamonds and went for a cool $50,000. (Reka Club)

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    Michel Lombardi, Reka Moscow's head chef, at the opening of the ice terrace. (Reka Club)

And we think drinks in New York are expensive.  

A Russian entrepreneur blew $50,000 for a cocktail purported to be the world's most expensive. 

Andrei Melnikov bought the pricey drink, which was made with a rare Hennessy blend described as the “jewel in the crown of the Hennessy Cognac range” that was served in a glass studded with four carats of diamonds from Italian Crivelli jewelers.

It was mixed up at an event to mark the opening of Moscow's first-ever ice terrace at Reka Moscow restaurant, which opened the bar in the run-up to the Winter Olympics.

The 80-seat ice bar was created using 20 tons of Siberian ice.  It comes complete with ice seats, ice bars and ice sculptures -- and has special infrared heating system to keep the guests warm. 

This latest Hennessy cocktail beats out the tab for a cocktail the Guinness Book of World Records recognizes as the world’s most expensive drink, called The Winston.  Made by Joel Heffernan in February 2013, that cocktail was $12,970 and contained Croizet's 1858 'Cuvee Leonie' cognac --a cognac which also holds the world record title as the most expensive bottle of cognac.