What the Hell Goes Into a $100 Margarita?

Find out this Cinco de Mayo, if you’re feeling flush

Look, we’re not saying good booze should be cheap, exactly, but typically the prices we pay for a cocktail don’t hit the three-digit mark. That’s why it definitely caught our eye that, in honor of Cinco de Mayo, one local restaurant chain will be slinging margaritas that’ll set you back $100 each.

The special drinks, available only May 4 to 6 at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse locations around the region, are first and foremost a showcase for some very good tequila. Tequila Herradura Selección Suprema is an extra-añejo, aged for 49 months (a bottle of it costs around $250 to $390, depending on where you shop). That gets combined with Grand Marnier Centenaire (about $150 at retail), fresh-squeezed lime juice, and a dash of simple syrup. The cocktail is garnished with a caramelized lime wheel, because flambé-ing anything makes it more luxurious. 

Now, if you’re thinking, even with pricey spirits, that doesn’t quite seem to add up to a $100 drink, here’s the kicker: You get to keep the glass the drink comes in. And that glass happens to be a Baccarat diamond-cut crystal highball glass, which will be sent home with you in a signature red storage box—we just hope they rinse it off first.

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