The $3K Olympic cocktail

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The $3K Olympic Cocktail

Upmarket London nightspot Chinawhite has developed a champagne cocktail to celebrate the Olympics — and it's sure to reflect profitably on their balance sheet too.

The club, which is a favourite with celebrities, has become a hit with Olympians too — champion swimmers Ryan Lochte and Chad le Clos were spotted there earlier this week.

But unless they've won gold, the athletes better hope the endorsement deals come in soon if they want to continue drinking there — the so-called "Golden Cocktail" carries a price tag of $3000 if you're not an Olympic champ.

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The concoction includes Hennessy Paradis Imperial Cognac, Luxor 24ct gold-leaf champagne and a set of 18ct gold rings at the bottom of the glass. The rings are custom-made by London jeweller Hirsh in 18ct gold, embellished with rubies, black diamonds and sapphires.

"We make sure the athletes have a great time and have some special memories of London to take home. The golden cocktail is our special creation, and we have given some away," said club director James Spallone.

Related video: TODAY Reporter Christine Ahern got an exclusive sneak peak of the "Last Lap" club in London which will be party central for our athletes.

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