A woman’s holiday took an expensive turn when she accidentally ordered a cocktail that cost more than $2,000.
She ordered the drink without knowing the price and couldn’t pay for it.
She was staying with her husband in a five-star hotel in London over New Year’s Eve and was enjoying a drink in the hotel bar when the accident occurred.
Lynsey ordered a cocktail that included Cristal champagne, 30-year-old whiskey and gold leaf.
The cocktail was priced at £1,890, about $2,495.
She mistakenly believed the cocktail cost £18.90, or $23.56, because the name “1890” was on the menu.
Lynsey said: “They gave me a bill for £2,000 and I thought, oh, I can’t afford that.”
“I showed my husband the receipt and he got mad at me and left the bar and I was left alone to deal with it.”
She told the bartender that she was unable to pay, so he called the manager and they both understood.
The manager assured Lynsey that they would “work this out.”
However, later during her stay at the hotel, she learned that the manager had fired the bartender who was selling the drink.
The manager told her that the waiter had been instructed to make sure customers understood how much the drink cost but had failed to do so.
Commentators expressed understanding for Lynsey’s mistake.
One person said: “They should have clearly stated when ordering that the bartender had to explain how much it was.”
Another wrote: “Even almost £20 is extortionate, let alone two grand.”