Outrageously Expensive Cocktail’s Guinness World Record Called Into Question

July 26, 2015

It all started with an Ocean’s Eleven-style casino heist.

The Guinness World Records committee is considering stripping Australia’s Crown Casino bar, Club 23, of its 2013 title for most expensive cocktail, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. The bar has been accused by The Age of reimbursing the buyer Giang Nguyen for the $12,916 cognac-based cocktail in order to cover up a $32 million casino heist.

The Age reports that in the days leading up to the Guinness media event, the Crown Casino discovered the cocktail’s scheduled buyer, New Zealand millionaire James Manning, had participated in an Ocean’s Eleven-style scam at…