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Specialist glassware is popular right now as all things ‘cocktail hour’ continue to gain traction. Think martini glasses, curvaceous beer glasses and highball tumblers, all of which are sure to add a sense of occasion to a formal Christmas meal.
9. Be ready for cocktail o’clockBefore she met John F Kennedy, the then Jacqueline Bouvier lived in Paris, studying at the Sorbonne. It was during this period that she’s said to have developed a fondness for cocktails and, according to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Life Beyond Her Wildest Dreams by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince (Blood Moon Productions), the First Lady-to-be enjoyed a daily tipple at the city’s Ritz hotel.She later caused a stir when she introduced this European trend to the White House, shaking up the erstwhile tradition of serving punch before dinner. Great idea! And what better way to encourage such a chic habit than by installing your own 1960s-look mini bar. In the style of Mrs K, keep it classy rather than kitsch by going for unfussy lines and introducing monochrome, geometrics – or, as here, both. Steer clear of pineapple or palm tree motifs and novelty glasses and make it dignified enough for a mid-century president too.