By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — If margaritas were big back in the 1800s, Potter Palmer himself, and perhaps only a few others in his mega-rich strata, could afford the concoction currently being offered at his namesake bar.
Potter’s Lounge, 124 S. Wabash, at the Palmer House Hilton has a margarita on the menu that costs $100.
It is a summertime special, just released a few weeks ago at the beginning of summer.
The ingredients include Avion Reserva 44 tequila, Grand Marnier Quintessence, simple syrup made in-house with nib sugar imported from Sweden, hand-shaved Maldon sea salt, key limes, finger limes, kumquats, and cilantro.
The Grand Marnier Quintessence is a special product that costs $900 per bottle.
The tequila is $250 a bottle.
The imported sugar is $150.
The finger limes cost $25 for about two dozen and apparently the seeds look like caviar.
Wow, that’s quite a cocktail!
It has been ordered three times, sources told CBS 2.