RAISE THE BAR
Ercol’s ‘Ballatta’ cabinet ( below) makes a beautiful addition to any room, yet behind its finely crafted doors it’s party central. Mirror-lined shelves for showing off glassware sit atop a pull-out cocktail prep surface – and there’s space in its rack for 24 bottles (£1,350; ercol.co.uk). No room, but plenty of cash? Linley’s compact ( but pricey) ‘Cocktail Box’ contains everything the modern mixologist needs, and can easily be packed away for the January detox (£17,995; davidlinley.com).