You Know Your Recession Is Over When …

Your idea of a relaxing drink with your significant other at the end of a long day is a $15,000 Diamond-Tini at the Ritz-Carlton.

The Diamond-Tini, a cocktail with a hint of lime and chilled Belvedere vodka over a 1.06 carat stone, is Japan’s answer to Manchester’s slightly more expensive Diamond Cocktail, which uses a 1/2k pink tourmaline and diamond ring set in 18k white gold, which averages around $30,000 a pop.

My only question is what’s next? A solid-gold sundae dish that doubles as a crown?