Peter Crinis Salary: The cocktail earned global headlines, and was sold for a memorable $12,500 in 2013 and also provided Crown Casino Club 23 – James Packer’s, Shane Warne and Joe Hachem’s Bar – with a world record of Guinness.
Except, despite the billing, it wasn’t the most expensive drink ever sold-technically, it wasn’t sold at all. Fairfax Media could reveal that the purchase was faked to help cover up the alleged $32 million heist that had taken place at the casino just days before.
In the middle of the night, a security guard knocked on the door of Manning’s lavish Crown Towers villa, and the gambler was evicted. Since much of the $32 million in winnings had not yet been moved from the casino, the management of the Crown chose not to press fees. Notice of exclusion was issued to Manning, barring him from the premises, and a deal was struck between the parties.