There's no better way to celebrate National Margarita Day than with this $1,200 drink

Billionaire Margarita Will Cost You $1,200
Billionaire Margarita Will Cost You $1,200

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:



  • 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.

Worth it!!

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