I love hosting intimate parties this time of year for my team at the office, friends and family. When I set up the cocktail area for a party at home, I like to make sure there is something for everyone. Usually I'll fill an oversized champagne bucket with iced bottles of still and sparkling water, white and rosé wines, Champagne and sparkling apple cider.
I also make sure the bar area has a few different styles of glasses for each type of drink (unique glasses also help guests remember which drink belongs to them!). Holiday parties are a great opportunity to use wedding crystal or cool vintage stemware you don't use in everyday life.
At our recent Curateur event we served a Hibiscus Martini made with Tanqueray No. TEN, who I officially partnered with, as the specialty cocktail. This gin martini is a pretty shade of red, so it looked especially festive in a green crystal coupe glass.
Wherever you plan to celebrate the holidays this year, I hope you make it glamorous! Scroll down for the Hibiscus Martini recipe and Happy Thanksgiving!xxRZ