High Five

Special Cocktail Feature
Immune to sticker shock? With three-figure price tags, New York City’s costliest cocktails prove to be a serious indulgence.

Vesper Martini (©Jacqueline Cheng)


Vesper Martini This martini variation is pretty in pink with Nolet’s Silver gin, Beluga vodka, Lillet Rosé and a lemon twist. Bagatelle, 1 Little W. 12th St., 212.488.2110

Paradis + Perdition (©Bar SixtyFive at Rainbow Room)


Paradis + Perdition Smoked cinnamon spices up a mix of Hennessy Paradis cognac, absinthe and champagne. Bar SixtyFive, 30 Rockefeller Plz., 212.632.5000

Smoke Show (©Emely Fardo for CATCH NYC)


Smoke Show A fog of cinnamon oil and dry ice engulfs a fruity concoction, spiked with Absolut Elyx vodka, in a copper pineapple. Catch, 21 Ninth Ave., 212.392.5978

Gratification (©Jeffrey Gurwin)


Gratification Krug Grande Cuvée and Delamain Vesper cognac combine with yuzu juice and agave for a royal tipple. MObar at the Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Cir., 212.805.8800

Pappy Manhattan (Courtesy The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel)


Pappy Manhattan A generous pour of the elusive Pappy Van Winkle 12-year bourbon drives the price of this orangey quaff. The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel, Fifth Ave. at Central Park So., 212.546.5300