Want to treat yourself (and perhaps a few of your VERY closest friends) to a rather luxurious Cinco de Mayo splurge? A restaurant at The Greene Town Center has just the thing: a $100 margarita that just might be a bargain.
We’re not kidding.
“It’s crystal clear that revelers seeking a lavish Cinco de Mayo celebration will find it at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar,” the restaurant chain’s marketing folks said in a release. “The upscale steakhouse is partnering with Tequila Herradura, an ultra-premium 100 percent agave tequila, and Baccarat, the world-renowned fine crystal manufacturer, (to offer) a $100 Prime Margarita from May 4-6.”
Don’t scoff at the price so quickly. The $100 Margarita is made with Tequila Herradura Selección Suprema and Grand Marnier Centenaire and is garnished with a caramelized lime wheel garnish. The drink is served in Baccarat's Diamant Highball glass, which customers can take home with them in a signature Baccarat red box.
We did a little checking on the booze used in this particular drink, and on the glass.
According to the Ohio Division of Liquor Control, the Tequila Herradura Selección Suprema appears to sell for $299 a bottle (yes, a “regular”-sized “fifth,” or 750 milliliters) in Ohio. And the special Centenaire bottling of the orange-infused liqueur Grand Marnier will run you $190 a bottle in a state liquor agency store.
Here’s how the Fleming’s folks describe the drink:
“Tequila Herradura’s Selección Suprema is the world’s first-ever extra-añejo tequila expression. Aged for 49 months, this smoothly enticing tequila was first introduced by Casa Herradura in 1995. Since its inception it has garnered international awards for its delectable combination of the finest cooked agave, highlighted by notes of rich vanilla and dried fruit — a mélange ideal for pairing with Fleming’s signature dishes.”
And the glass?
“Baccarat has been lauded for centuries as the world’s premiere designer of luxury crystal products. In fact, enjoyed by royalty since 1764, Baccarat is often called the ‘Crystal of the Kings.’ Crafted in iconic Baccarat style, the clear crystal Diamant Highball is accented with silhouettes and pointed diamond cuts that sparkle as they shine. Famed craftsman Thomas Bastide designed this elegant glass to be a lasting testament to taste and sophistication.”
And here’s a kicker: That Baccarat Diamant Highball glass appears to sell for $140 apiece on Baccarat’s web site.
And THAT, my friends, is how a $100 margarita becomes a BARGAIN.