RITZY COCKTAILS

Dream bar essentials to mix up luxurious libations in an elegant old world style.

The concept of a savory cocktail is always a crowd pleaser, while the combinations are almost endless. Yet, the classics – the Martini, Manhattan, Screw Driver and Old Fashioned – remain top picks for all generations. As the center of attention in any room, the bar draws friends and strangers together like a force of gravity. So, we ask, is it the cocktail or the bar that’s responsible?

In this case, the culprit is the bespoke Cocktail Trolley collaboration between The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and British luxury brand Asprey. What better way to savor a refreshing cocktail than in the presence of luxuriously handcrafted barware to set the tone for excellence.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Asprey, a brand our guests look to for extraordinary and unique products,” said Lisa Holladay, Global Brand Leader for The Ritz-Carlton. “The trolley’s elegant and modern design is the perfect accessory to the luxurious aesthetic of Ritz-Carlton hotels, as well as one’s home, and offers a truly special way to enjoy your favorite cocktail.”

The bespoke trolley features vintage elements with a modern twist where Art Deco details were inspired by the elegant bar designs of the 1920’s and 1930’s era, when Asprey started crafting cocktail shakers. The perfect gift for the executive with everything, The Ritz-Carlton Cocktail Trolley by Asprey can be special ordered through Asprey worldwide.

Luckily, the fully outfitted trolley includes a contemporary bar set with all the essentials, cocktail shaker, mixing glass, ice bucket, champagne cooler, thongs, decanter and hand engraved elegant glassware to complete the experience.

“We were delighted when the opportunity arose for us to create a bespoke Cocktail Trolley for The Ritz-Carlton, with whom we have enjoyed a partnership for many years. Drawing inspiration from our archives and handmade by our craftspeople in Asprey’s workshops located above the New Bond Street store, the attention to detail coupled with the elegant contemporary feel of the design is perfectly matched to The Ritz-Carlton ethos.” said Ciara Hurley-Stewart, Head of Retail Marketing and Partnerships for Asprey.

Three lavish Ritz-Carlton Cocktail Trolleys by Asprey will go on tour, making appearances at Ritz-Carlton properties around the globe. At each stop, Ritz-Carlton mixologists will blend up creative cocktails using carefully selected local ingredients to serve up uniquely curated masterpieces in each city. Stick to the traditional or try something new, either way we trust the experience will be as savory as memorable.

Stops on the U.S. trolley tour include Ritz-Carlton properties in New York City, Dallas, Charlotte, while international appearances include Portugal, Tokyo, Kyoto and Berlin.

Cocktail anyone?

The Ritz-Carlton Cocktail Trolley by Asprey, $78,840USD, available at Asprey.com/special-commissions.

 

 

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