W Boston Introduces The City’s Most Expensive Cocktail

This week, the W Boston introduced the city’s most expensive cocktail.

Meet the “Double Paw,” a limited time offering available in the hotel’s sexy lounge in the Theatre District. Designed in collaboration with the MSPCA, the $1,500 dollar cocktail is made with the exclusive Stoli Elit Pristine topped with a dehydrated blood orange. It also comes complete with two tickets to the MSPCA Cape Cod’s Tails of White Night summer gala on Friday, July 27.

W Hotel BostonPhoto Credit: JQ Louise

The Paw-riffic cocktail was dreamed up by W Boston’s beverage operations manager, Tova Feinberg. Here’s a look at how the Double Paw is made:

3oz Stoli Elit Pristine
.5 oz fresh blood orange juice
Garnished with dehydrated blood orange wedge
W Hotel BostonPhoto Credit: JQ Louise
How did the Boston hotel come up with the idea of introducing this exclusive cocktail? “We’re a pet friendly hotel, so when you arrive with your four-legged friend, you get a pet bed for them to use during their stay and some treats for them to enjoy,” said Mary Waszkiewicz, W Boston’s public relations and marketing manager. “We wanted to do something to draw attention to our pet program and also wanted to give back to the pets. Instead of hosting a big event in the lounge, we thought this would be something fun to introduce to our high end clientele.”

W Hotel BostonPhoto Credit: JQ Louise

The W Boston is the only hotel of its kind to offer a cocktail quite like this. “The Double Paw is made with a super high end vodka that tastes like water,” Waszkiewicz said. “We needed a spokespuppy and found Nacho (the French bulldog featured here). He loved drinking water from a martini glass during the photo shoot.”

The cocktail was introduced this week and will be available for purchase until July 26. “The clientele that comes into our lounge regularly will buy a $500 bottle of champagne,” she added. “Many of them are from out of town and go to school here, and we also have many from the financial industry coming in here on a regular basis, so it should be a hit.”