If you're in the mood to indulge, there's no better drain to pour your money down than your own esophagus. We hunted down local establishments that stock rare and pricey liquors to compile this list of shots that are sure to impress even those with the most distinguished of tastes.
Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve 23-Year-Old bourbon (a), which has a cult-like following and is difficult to find in-store thanks to low production and high demand, is available for $110 a shot at St. John's. As for Scotch, Johnnie Walker Blue Label (b) is the restaurant's priciest pick at $50 a shot.
Scotch takes the top spot at STIR, where the most expensive shot is the $150 Balvenie 30- Year-Old single malt (c), followed by Macallan 25- Year-Old whiskey (d) at $120 per shot.
While whiskey and Scotch are typically the most expensive liquors, STIR manager and bartender Malory Hollowell says tequila is gaining traction as well. The restaurant's longest-aged, dark tequila from Codigo (e), a company that launched late last year, is $57 a shot.
At Easy Bistro you'll find Pappy Van Winkle's 12-Year (f) for $75 a shot, as well as other high-end bourbons such as Lagavulin Distillers Edition (g)($32) and Redbreast 21-year old Irish whiskey (h)($35).
The most extravagant option can be found at Firebirds, which sells shots of Remy's Louis XIII cognac (i), served in a crystal shot glass from a unique crystal bottle, for $80 for 0.5 ounces, $255 for a single shot or $303 for a double. If you happen to order the last shot, you'll get the bottle — which sells for around $1,800 empty — the red leather case it comes in and two crystal glasses.