Ever wonder where those huge novelty cocktails started? Classic Las Vegas tracked it down to find a $50 drink sold in 1968 by the Desert Inn.
At the time, it was dubbed the world's tallest and most expensive cocktail. The $50 Pzazz 500 got its name from the musical playing at the hotel at the time. The drink itself contains a $30 bottle of champagne, cognac and a "liquer that is replete with flakes of gold."
Guests who wanted to buy just the 36-inch novelty glass could shell out $25 in specialty shops. When served by the Desert Inn, guests got two straws and kept the glass.
Here Miss Nevada Kathy Landry samples the drink.