Vodka has become the most popular spirit, accounting for 31% of all volumes. Many people enjoy it, whether on the rocks or in a cocktail.
If you’re a seasoned vodka drinker or just getting into this versatile spirit, you might be wondering what the most expensive vodka in the world is.
These aren’t the average bottles you’ll find on a liquor shelf!
Here’s a quick recap of them all:
- OVAL Swarovski Crystal Vodka
- Belver Bears
- Absolut Pinstripe Crystal Black Bottle
- Kors Vodka 24k, George V Limited Edition
- DIVA Premium Vodka
- Russo-Baltique Vodka
- Russo-Baltique Vodka (100th Anniversary Edition)
- Billionaire Vodka
- The Eye of the Dragon
- Billionaire Vodka (2015 Edition)
The 10 Most Expensive Vodkas
We’ve collected our most expensive vodka brands from all over the web. Some popular brands have price tags well over a million dollars!
Here’s our list of the most expensive vodkas.
10. OVAL Swarovski Crystal Vodka: $6,922
If you’re looking to have the fanciest bottle of vodka sitting on your shelf, look no further than OVAL Swarovski Crystal Vodka. As you may be able to guess, it’s among the most expensive vodka in the world. This high price results from the bottle costing more than the liquor inside.
A total of 7000 Swarovski crystals decorate the bottle, making it look more like an ornament than something containing alcohol. It’s exclusively available in exclusive London nightclubs, so even if you have the money to spare, it’s hard to get.
Despite the fanciness of the bottle, that doesn’t mean that the vodka itself is of poor quality. It’s smooth, sharp, and goes down a treat even with no mixer.
9. Belvedere Belver Bears: $7,240
In 2011, Belvedere launched this vodka during the Cannes Film Festival in collaboration with Jean Roch. It has a clear plexiglass bottle in the shape of a bear that’s backlit to make it pop.
Although the bottle is intriguing, the vodka itself is also phenomenal. Belvedere Vodka distills its vodka four times, giving it a cool, smooth taste. It has become a favorite among premium vodka drinkers.
8. Absolut Crystal Pinstripe Black Bottle: $10,000
Absolut is a favorite among your average vodka drinker and doesn’t tend to sell very expensive vodka. Your average bottle of Absolut can be found in any liquor store and comes in various flavors.
However, this bottle is a collaboration with Mimi Smart and Magnus Skosberg. They only made ten of these bottles, each crafted from crystal. Much like some other expensive vodkas, this Absolut Crystal Pinstripe Black Bottle will be hard to find, even if you have the money.
7. George V Limited Edition of Kors Vodka 24k: $24,500
In the 1900s, Russian Czar Nicholas II was on a mission to create the most perfect-tasting vodka he could find. People eventually found the recipe, and it’s encased inside of this bottle — meaning that if you’re a history buff, this is an incredible find.
The creators distilled it through solid gold pipes, and there are extremely few bottles available. You can recognize it by the clear bottle with gold throughout, making it look very luxurious indeed. Most people have never tasted this vodka. Yet since it uses the assumed perfect recipe, it’s bound to be some of the best around.
6. Russo-Baltique Vodka: $740,000
The next most expensive vodka is quite a jump from the previous option. This vodka, encased in pure, solid gold, costs almost three-quarters of a million dollars. To thank the people that bought the existing ten bottles in 2011, Russo-Baltique threw in a free SUV!
Usually, it’s the other way around – a new car might come with a free bottle of alcohol. However, when the vodka is this expensive, that’s not quite the case.
5. DIVA Premium Vodka: $1,000,000
Not many people have a million dollars, let alone a disposable million they can afford to spend on a bottle of vodka. That’s likely why DIVA Premium Vodka is filtered through precious stones and has crystals in the bottle. That’s why it has such an expensive price tag and is one of the smoothest vodkas available on the market.
Your average drinker will never know vodka this smooth!
4. Russo-Baltique Vodka: $1,300,000
This car manufacturer just keeps churning out the expensive vodkas, it seems. This variety was made to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the company (quite an achievement).
Popular Netflix show House of Cards featured this bottle and it ended up being stolen in a robbery in Copenhagen. It was, however, replaced and is still valued at the same price — so a thief out there, who was never caught, has one very expensive bottle of liquor!
3. Billionaire Vodka: $3,700,000
Aptly named as a Billionaire Vodka (as they’re likely the only ones in the world who can afford it), this is some of the most expensive vodkas that you can find. It is a five-liter bottle of vodka though, so at least you can get a little more for your money.
Leon Verres made it and comes with white faux fur that PETA has certified. The good news is, if you’re very rich and can afford this, you don’t have to worry about compromising your ethical morals to buy it!
2. The Eye of the Dragon: $5,500,000
If you thought vodka didn’t get any more expensive than almost four million, The Eye of the Dragon is here to prove you wrong at a whopping $5.5 million.
As the name might suggest, the Hong Kong manufacturing company put a dragon on the bottle to symbolize wealth. No wonder, since you’ll need a lot of that to purchase and drink this vodka.
This bottle is encased in gold and has a 50-carat rare yellow diamond.
1. Billionaire Vodka: $7,250,000
The most expensive vodka in the world is another variety of the Billionaire Vodka, but this one tops in at over seven million dollars. It’s the 2015 version and comes filtered with diamonds.
It is an 18-liter bottle, so at least there’s that! There’s also a far less expensive 0.7-liter bottle, though still far too expensive for your average drinker.
Much like the others on this list, it’s not just the bottle that makes it so expensive. It’s some of the smoothest vodka you’ll ever have.
Here are some frequently asked questions about vodka and its price tag.
How many calories are in vodka?
It depends on the proof. However, for 70 proof vodka, there are 85 calories in 1.5 ounces (which is one serving). The higher the proof, the higher the calories.
If you enjoy vodka but are trying to limit your caloric intake, drink it over the rocks or choose a zero-calorie mixer such as diet ginger ale, some club sodas, etc.
What is vodka made from?
Vodka comes from grain, which is then combined with water and heated. Rye is the most common gain, but it can vary. There are also various distilling processes.
What to mix with vodka
The great thing about vodka is that it’s incredibly versatile, and you can mix it with various things.
In the US, it’s popular to mix it with fruit juice and tonic or ginger ale. However, people in other countries love mixing it with soda like coke.
How to make jello shots with vodka
Mixing and pouring jello shots takes only a few moments, though waiting for it to set can take quite a while! You should mix water with vodka and gelatin and whisk to combine, depending on the recipe you’re using.
Does vodka have sugar?
No, vodka does not have any sugar in it.
What goes good with vodka
Some people choose one of the above mixers, while others drink smoother vodka on the rocks. What goes well with it depends on your personal taste, though tonic and ginger ale are definitely the most popular choices! Various liqueurs also work for great cocktails, such as strawberry lemonade vodka.
Is gin vodka?
No, gin is a separate spirit that involves a more complicated process to make it.
How to infuse vodka
Infusing any spirit works best when you have mason jars, as you can seal them tightly. They’re also easy to store for the appropriate amount of time. Pick your flavor and combine it with the vodka, whether it’s a fruit or something a little more adventurous like candy!
You can infuse many things with vodka, and they can seriously up your cocktail game.
How long does vodka last?
Unopened, vodka can last for up to twenty years. If you open the bottle, you can expect the shelf life to deteriorate a lot faster, though you still shouldn’t have to worry about it expiring any time soon.
Can vodka freeze?
Although there’s usually no need to freeze vodka, you can. However, due to its ethanol content, you would have to store it at -16 degrees Fahrenheit.
We hope you enjoyed this list of the most expensive vodka.
Can you imagine paying over seven million dollars for an 18-liter bottle? If you have the means, why splurge a bit on these exclusive vodkas as well?