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10 Outrageous Cocktails From Around the World

Drinks that take happy hour to the next level.


Cocktails are often one's first impression of any restaurant or bar. While taste is important, the mere appearance of a drink can send guests into an Instagram frenzy. To that effect, many restaurants and bars have created over-the-top drinks to blow diners away before they even take a sip. From alcohol-infused air to the world's most expensive cocktails, here are 10 of the most outrageous and impressive libations ever served:

Alcoholic Cloud at Alcoholic Architecture — Guests who walk inside this London pop-up bar are enveloped in clouds of aerosolized booze that give the inhaler a buzz.

Cider at The Aviary — This cocktail lounge in Chicago has gained a reputation for its creative libations. Several of the bar's innovative drinks are served in custom-designed glass porthole infusers such as the "Cider" — a combination of sliced apples, ginger, apple brandy, hibiscus, sage, thyme, and other ingredients.

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Bottle Rocket at GEM Italian Kitchen Nightclub & Lounge — This Boston lounge offers a different kind of bottle service: dumping an entire bottle of high-end champagne into mixtures of liquor, fruit, and dry ice.


Flaming Lamborghini Shot at The Myst — Watch this video of a bartender at molecular gastronomy spot, The Myst, in Bangkok, Thailand create this labor-intensive shot known as the Flaming Lamborghini.

Bloody Mary at Luke Wholey's Wild Alaskan Grille — Located in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, this restaurant takes bloody mary garnish to the extreme. Not only is the classic brunch cocktail dressed with giant prawns, but it also gets topped with a whole fried soft shell crab.



Bone Luge at Jeepney — This meaty twist on the ice luge is also offered at several other restaurants like The Black Hoof in Toronto and Meauxbar in New Orleans.

$10,000 Diamond-Infused Martini at Vaucluse Lounge — Big Sean and 2 Chainz went to this exclusive lounge in Hollywood to sip on a martini that has not only been infused with diamonds, but is served with $10,000 worth of diamonds in the glass. "It tastes like a Rolex."

Bubble Bath Martini at Lounge Bohemia — London hot spot Lounge Bohemia is a Czech-inspired bar known for its inventive and over-the-top libations. This quirky martini is evidence of why.


The Winston at Club 23 — While its Guinness World Record's title for most expensive cocktail ($12,916) may be tainted by controversy, the time and effort that went into making this drink is impressive.

Magic Mojito at SLS Beverly Hills — A cloud of cotton candy adds a touch of whimsy to the average mojito.

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