We already knew that tequila could help you lose weight. Apparently it can now make your wallet a lot thinner, too.
Just in time for National Margarita Day, The London Hotel in New York City has crafted an extravagant $1,200 cocktail masterpiece, consisting of the exclusive Patrón en Lalique Serie 1, a blend of the oldest and rarest tequilas in the world.
If it sounds like this margarita might even be mildly worth a holiday splurge, think about it this way: The "Billionaire Margarita," as it has been lovingly dubbed, will cost you about $150 per sip.
Why so pricey? Well, each limited-edition bottle of Lalique goes for $7,500 each. And the hotel's chosen cognac, Remy Martin Louis XIII, costs $216 an ounce.
Fear not, marg lovers, as you can easily replicate this drink with the more wallet-friendly Patrón Añejo (or any tequila, for that matter) and store-bought bitters.
BUT, for anyone feeling super fancy, here's the actual $1,200 margarita recipe, so you can be bougie without leaving the comfort of your own mansion:
1 1/2 ounces Patrón en Lalique Serie 1
1 ounce Rémy Martin Louis XIII
1/2 ounce organic blue agave nectar
1/2 ounce fresh organic key lime juice
1/2 ounce fresh organic Meyer lemon juice
10 dashes housemade cara cara sour bitters
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe and garnish with a fresh lime wedge, as such:
Then, just sit back, relax, sob a little bit because you now can't afford this month's rent, sip your drink, and try to celebrate the holiday knowing you'll soon be evicted.
More on margaritas:
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Go beyond the margarita for National Tequila Day
Study shows that drinking tequila could help you lose weight