The World's Most Expensive Liquor Is Encased In Diamonds

Have you ever been sipping on a post-dinner nightcap and thought the drink would be improved with diamonds? If you answered yes, you should know that several libations offer quality liquor and jewels. One of the world's most expensive alcohols is appropriately called Billionaire's Vodka and costs a mere $3.7 million. The bottle is filled with some of the smoothest Russian vodkas, while the exterior is covered in 3,000 white diamonds. 

If that price tag seems a bit outrageous, it is a steal of a deal compared to the world's most expensive alcohol, D'Amalfi Limoncello Supreme, which sells for a whopping $44 million. D'Amalfi Limoncello Supreme's liqueur isn't the only thing that makes the bottle worth $44 million: The outside of the bottle is what garners such an expensive price tag, as three diamonds — 13 carats total — adorn the neck of the bottle, and one additional 18.5-carat diamond is seated on the bottle's body.

The largest diamond is one of the world's rarest; each diamond featured is crystal clear and flawless in quality. One would expect nothing less than that quality for the drink's top-shelf price tag. Another part of the appeal is that only two bottles were made, with one having been sold to the unknown Italian woman who commissioned it. The other bottle is available for purchase through Stuart Hughes.

What is limoncello?

The bottle's expensive nature is more about what's outside than inside. Limoncello is considered a liqueur: Liqueur is different from liquor because the former is made with added flavorings like fruits or spices. Therefore, it is often much sweeter and easier to drink without mixers. D'Amalfi Limoncello Supreme is a lemon-flavored liqueur infused with lemon peels from the Amalfi Coast of Italy, causing the slightly yellow-green liqueur to smell strongly of fresh lemons. Limoncello is the national drink of Italy and is typically enjoyed as an aperitif or palate cleanser or as a sweet after-dinner drink.

The spirit in D'Amalfi Limoncello Supreme is made by Italy's Antica Distilleria Russo, which offers different flavored liqueurs and alcoholic creams, which are dessert beverages meant to be served chilled. It also sells liquor-flavored icings for desserts, made with lower alcohol content. All the distilleries' citrus comes fresh from the Amalfi Coast, and its licorice-flavored items are derived from Calabria. If you can't afford to shell out millions of dollars for this diamond-encrusted liquor, limoncello aficionados can purchase the brand's Antica Distilleria Russo d'Amalfi Limoncello for about $16.