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Martini's with four- and five-figure price tags are at the top of beverage menus around the world. The high cost is due to the high-end jewelry attached to or submerged in the cocktail. When trying to impress loved ones or important business associates, this might be the way to go.


The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Roppongi, a trendy district in Tokyo, serves a "diamond-tini" with a 1.06-carat diamond for $15,000. For that extravagant price, the server does more than just plop the drink down on a napkin and walk away. The presentation includes tableside preparation and the song "Diamonds Are Forever" playing in the background as the stone floats to the bottom of the glass. A ring mounting by a local jeweler at a later date is also part of the package.


Slide down the luxury spectrum a bit, and some lucky soul gets her thirst quenched with a "Cactus Flower Martini" topped with Steven Lagos' citrine and diamond Caviarâ„¢ rope bracelet. The drink costs $1,000 at the Capital Grille in Phoenix. Half of the proceeds from each drink go to Share Our Strength, a charity that fights hunger and poverty in America.


The "Sapphire Martini" at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., goes for $3,000. If you think the blue sugar around the rim adds sparkle, wait until you see the diamond and sapphire earrings sitting on the sterling silver cocktail pick.


Who would've guessed that "ice" would one day be the hottest item on a beverage menu?




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