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How about adding a $16,000 martini to your repertoire? Though, in the case of this particular martini, it might be better ordered for a special someone in your life.
First, let’s set the martini scene. It can only be ordered at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, an American Express Fine Hotel & Resort Property, which is the tallest building in the city. The Bar is on the 45th floor and the views alone are worth the $16,000. You can see the lit-up city, Mount Fuji, and the Tokyo Tower. The elevated drink is certainly benefitting from the elevated scenery, to say the least.
And then, of course, there’s the actual martini, which is served with a twist of lime and chilled Grey Goose. Shaken (or stirred) at the bar, it’s brought to the table to be poured before your eyes over a one-carat diamond. The scintillation of the diamond, the Grey Goose, the glass, and the sky line all pair delicately to treat your senses to an experience you won’t find anywhere else. To say nothing of the fact that a diamond isn’t a souvenir to overlook—in fact, you might be hard-pressed to find a better momento.
While the Diamonds Are Forever martini is The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo’s signature cocktail, The Bar offers more than just the diamond-garnished beverage.
The Bar, open to both hotel guests and Tokyo residents and visitors, has one of the best views in the city, and they host live music in the afternoon and evenings. Their menu has classic, small share plates and the other signature cocktail offerings incorporate local ingredients you wouldn’t necessarily find on a stateside drink menu. After the Diamonds are Forever martini, try a Purple No. 3, which has butter-infused rum, purple potato paste, fresh cream, sesame paste, and cinnamon.