Asprey’s aesthetics are anything but ordinary and that’s probably what led The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte to collaborate with it. The two legends recently joined hands to create a special cocktail trolley that will pay an ode to the Queen city’s spirit sense in a unique sense and will travel across three U.S. cities, making its first stop at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, NC.
The Trolley includes Asprey’s handmade cocktail shakers and will feature six models alongside mouth blown and hand engraved glassware such as a set of 12 tumblers featuring a white engraved octopus motif set against a black background. It will also house a selection of ice buckets, champagne coolers, ice tongs, and decanters and will bears personalized touches such as the Asprey “A” in the design along with a hand engraved Asprey for Ritz-Carlton plaque for the body. The creation is touted to draw most of its inspiration from bar designs dating back to the 1920s and 1930s, when cocktails marked the height of fashion and when Asprey first started creating cocktail shakers.
The Art Deco enthused Ritz-Carlton Cocktail Trolley will sell for $78,840 USD and can further be customized for additions. Commenting on the unveil, Jon Farace, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte stated, “We are thrilled to act as one of three host cities for this iconic trolley, as unique experiences are at the core of our promise to our guests. We’ve always prided ourselves on actively supporting Charlotte’s distilleries and breweries, and we look forward to presenting local spirits on a stunning vessel.” Here’s saluting the art of the drink trolley!