MARK-FRANCIS’ COCKTAIL PICKS
Chelsea’s poshest resident gives us his verdict on this season’s boozy treats
When it comes to matters of taste and sophistication, Made In Chelsea star Mark-francis Vandelli has exacting standards, making him the perfect person to put our selection of Christmas cocktails to the test. But is he an eggnog man or more likely to sip a porn-star martini? “I feel that a cocktail should be enjoyed not only in the glass, but also on the menu, and I cannot order something called a ‘porn-star martini’. I’m so sorry. Perhaps I’m a prude,” sighs Mark.
Mark insists there is more to enjoying a cocktail than meets the eye – from the precise preparation, to the vessel it’s served in. Sipping Prosecco from a brown-hued glass, he declares, “What a lovely colour. The perfect colour for a diamond – a fancy, brown diamond.”
Thank God he likes the glassware, as we have a feeling Mark is going to be tough on our bar cart. Can he find a jewel of a drink in our Christmas spirits? Time to find out…