"Cocktails are serious business, and mixologists across the world are creating new, exciting drinks on a daily basis in the hope humanity never gets bored with getting drunk. One of the more bizarre and interesting stories of the cocktail-making world is the never-ending quest to create the most expensive cocktail of all time.Salvatore Calabrese, a bartender at the Playboy Club in London, was in the middle of preparing his record-breaking $7,800 cocktail when the customer who’d ordered it asked if they could hold the incredibly rare and wicked expensive bottle of 1788 Clos de Griffier Vieux that was supposed to make up the bulk of his drink—all $78,000 worth. You can see what’s coming next, right?The customer—for no explainable reason, given that they were holding something worth nearly $100,000—dropped the bottle, smashing its contents all over the floor. However, the real kicker was that Salvatore had yet to add the cognac to the cocktail, meaning not only was his virtually irreplaceable cognac now in pieces, but so was his record attempt. However, showing the chops of a gentlemen who could only be a part of the Playboy family, Salvatore forgave the customer. He said that he couldn’t be angry at someone for wanting to appreciate such a fine bottle of cognac. The fact it was insured was presumably also a factor in Salvatore’s quickness to forgive."