George Herman Ruth Jr. is probably one of the biggest legends in sports history.
Nicknamed “Babe Ruth,” The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankee’s player is almost an urban myth. You’d be hard pressed to find any millennial sports fan that hasn’t heard of “The Great Bambino.”
And now the legend continues because the Atlantic City Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa just created an eye-popping outrageous $40,000 cocktail in honor of Babe Ruth and it also comes with a special gift.
The legend of Babe Ruth didn’t start on July 11, 1914 when he arrived in Boston, Massachusetts to play for the Red Sox despite winning his first game as a pitcher that afternoon at a score of 4-3 over the Cleveland Naps.
Ruth lost his second game and thereafter was little used. In 1915, Ruth finished the season 18-8 as a pitcher and rarely hit – he was only used as a pinch hitter – even though they won the World Series that year.
In 1916, they won the World Series again, but it wasn’t until 1917 Ruth emerged as a dual threat power slugging sensation and pitching savant.
Two years later, the New York Yankees bought the Great Bambino for a measly $100,000 and the rest is history. The 1927 Yankees were considered to be the greatest baseball team to ever take the field with Ruth and Lou Gehrig leading the “Murderers Row.”
Now you can buy an absurdly priced $40,000 “Bambino” cocktail at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City that includes a check autographed by the great Babe Ruth himself.
The nicest casino in Atlantic City is celebrating the opening of a prestigious new addition to the casino, the Level One ultra-lounge, by offering this special promotion drink.
The cocktail starts off with a long pour of 1940 Macallan Fine & Rare Vintage Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, which an entire bottle goes for as much as $40,000 by itself.
Then you are presented with a $100 check signed by the Bambino made out to his second wife, Claire Merritt, drawn on a Big Apple’s Chemical Bank & Trust company (which happens to be JPMorgan Chase now). The checks are in mint condition and the leading certification company, PSA, deems them all so.
After the “second course” they top you off with a special vintage record of the song “Oh! You Babe Ruth” Written in 1920 about the slugger.
So you get a about two shots of a $40,000 bottle of Macallan, a signed check from The Babe and a record dedicated to the legend.
The cocktail being made available next to a sports book seems to be a fitting tribute to Ruth considering he was a hard drinking boozy, cigar smoking, gambler.
Ruth was notorious for his bombastic sloppy hero life.
He’s folklore, a folk tale as big as Paul Bunyan, with his overweight physique; and his round baby face. Even at a time when pictures were rarely taken until the advent of camera phones, he’s still one of the most recognized athletes in America history.
And now he’s got a $40,000 drink in his name.