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Economy Be Damned! Order a $1,000 Martini

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Unemployment just hit a 7-year high, the markets are in pitiful shape, and people continue to get bounced from their homes. This can only mean one thing: It's time to spend extravagantly on liquor.

The Capitol Grille is offering a special holiday charity martini for a cool grand. The booze comes with a White Topaz and Diamond Caviar rope bracelet, and the cash goes to Share Our Strength, a charity that works to alleviate childhood hunger. This is hands-down the best way to justify spending a thousand bucks on liquor. And, hey, if it's tax-deductible... this might be a tasty way to cover some of your losses from the rough financial year.