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Celebrating Cocktail Culture with Asprey and The Ritz-Carlton

8th November 2018 // By Emma Reynolds

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler.

Step back in time to the 1930s, when cocktail culture was at its most inventive, with the Art Deco–inspired cocktail trolley from Asprey and The Ritz-Carlton. British heritage brand Asprey has crafted the finest silver barware and home goods for over 230 years, and this bespoke cocktail trolley—outfitted in sterling silver and tempered glass—is the perfect example of the brand’s expertise. The trolley is an homage to the brand’s illustrious history. Known to create the most whimsical and luxurious silver cocktail shakers in the world, Asprey is a favorite among the British Royal family and has been awarded a Royal Warrant for every monarch since Queen Victoria. As much an objet d’art as it is a practical home accessory, each trolley is handcrafted to perfection by master craftsmen in London’s Asprey workshop on New Bond Street. Everything you need to make the ideal drink is included and available for customization, with a crystal decanter, sterling-silver cocktail shaker (perhaps in the shape of a rocket, racecar or lighthouse), hand-engraved glassware sets and a champagne cooler. Get inspired by the creative mixologists of the Prohibition era, whip up the perfect French 75 and enjoy cocktail hour in the comfort of your great room. If a home bar isn’t for you, select Ritz-Carlton hotels will offer mixology classes with the bar cart.

From $78,840, asprey.com, ritz-carlton.com

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