Hotel selling $700 cocktails at fast pace

Cocktail illustration 
By: Anika Rao 

A hotel started selling $700 cocktails and it is selling at a face pace, according to reports.

Twenty concoctions are offered mixed with an extremely rare bottle of 50-year-old Jamaican rum at the Merchant Hotel.

The rum was stored in 1962 to celebrate the independence of Jamaica.

The bar has already broken records with its luxury drinks. In 2007, it won the Guinness World Record for the world's most expensive cocktail when it served a Mai Tai for $1,200.

The beverage was sold out in less than one year.

"The Merchant Hotel is proud to offer an unmatched selection of high quality beverages," Chris Strong, director of The Bar at The Merchant Hotel, said.

"The launch of the 50-Year-Old Appleton Estate Fashioned is further evidence of our commitment to offer a unique drink for our most demanding customers. The quality of Appleton Estate Reserve Jamaica cannot be beat, with their unique flavors, which was developed in oak barrels for over 50 years under the watchful eye of world-renowned master blender Joyce Spence.”

The bar also won Best Bar in the world, the world's best selection of drinks and the world's best cocktail menu in the Tales of Cocktail Party in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Merchant Hotel is located at 16 Skipper Street in Belfast, Northern Ireland.