Spare Room Hollywood’s $75 Tequila Cocktail Debuts Tonight

Coctel Unico by Spare Room Hollywood
Coctel Unico by Spare Room Hollywood

Coctel Unico by Spare Room Hollywood

Spare Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt is launching a $75 cocktail, Coctel Unico, tonight. Yup, a muy caro tequila drink.

This baby is made with Milagro Unico, a new “micro-distilled tequila with Milagro’s rarest and barrel-aged reserves” (from the press release) that isn’t available in stores or for distribution anywhere yet and once it is, the bottles, of which there are only 1,000, are projected to retail for $300 each. But Spare Room was lucky enough to score two bottles. 

The bowling alley/cocktail lounge’s Director of Beverages Naomi Schimek said that in creating this special drink, she wanted to make sure the delicate spirit was showcased so she didn’t add too many mixers. And when she did it was only eyedropper-size amounts. “Unico is earthy agave with grapefruit and black pepper, opening up top vanilla and caramel notes. Very delicate on the palate,” says Naomi. You can still appreciate the rare tequila in this cocktail but enhanced with dry vermouth, Pernod and Aperol essences to bring out its flavor notes.

Or if you’d rather taste the spirit unenhanced, you can order it neat for the same price.

Would be the perfect gift for your favorite cocktail geek (ahem), or yourself!

Spare Room at Hollywood Roosevelt
7000 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90028 (map)
(323) 769-7296
Facebook: Spare Room
Twitter: @SpareRoomHwood

3 Responses to Spare Room Hollywood’s $75 Tequila Cocktail Debuts Tonight
  1. yolanda evans
    December 15, 2011 | 1:49 pm

    as much as I like drinking, There’s no drink worth 75 bucks

  2. Caroline on Crack
    December 15, 2011 | 1:55 pm

    Yeah, if someone had the money to burn (and there’s lots of those in Hollywood) then yes. But it’s definitely out of my price range.

  3. N.A.D.E.R. » The $100 Margarita
    January 8, 2012 | 5:12 pm

    [...] is a talented bartender and was wise enough to feature Unico in a stirred cocktail, adding only eyedropper amounts of dry vermouth, Pernod and [...]

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