Martha Stewart and Baccarat are two names synonymous with glamor, elegance, and excellence in home decor.

So it was only matter of time before the woman who has not only influenced, but defined the art of living and hospitality would collaborate with a brand that immortalizes the supremacy of outstanding craftsmanship, to design a line of glasses so beautiful they promise to make everything taste better.

‘I am a longtime admirer of Baccarat’s exquisite crystalware, so it is such an honor to partner with this distinguished brand on The Martha collection,’ said Martha Stewart.

Martha Stewart and Baccarat are two names synonymous with glamor, elegance and excellence in home decor

On Thursday, May 5th, Martha and Baccarat hosted a very stylish Cinco de Mayo celebration to toast the launch of Baccarat's The Martha , a collection of glassware inspired by the domestic goddess

On Thursday, May 5th, Martha and Baccarat hosted a very stylish Cinco de Mayo celebration to toast the launch of Baccarat’s The Martha , a collection of glassware inspired by the domestic goddess

The festivities took place at the domestic goddess' farm in Katonah, New York

The festivities took place at the domestic goddess’ farm in Katonah, New York

When Martha purchased Skylands – Edsel Ford’s former summer home in Seal Harbor, Maine – the estate came stocked with enough Baccarat to seat more than 50 people.

The glasses in that treasure trove belonged to Baccarat’s Nancy collection, named after the city of Nancy in northeastern France and characterized by its delicate, crosshatching of lines etched into the base of the clear crystal tumblers.

While the beloved star adored the collection, Martha desired an additional glass to enjoy her favorite drink, and the French luxury brand obliged.

‘At Baccarat, we believe in collaborating, and we are always looking to align with brands that are best in class,’ said Jim Shreve, President and CEO of Baccarat North America.

This marks the first time that the storied crystal-maker has named a collection after a living person in the brand's 258 years

This marks the first time that the storied crystal-maker has named a collection after a living person in the brand’s 258 years

Guests enjoyed festive Mexican fare with their cocktails

Guests enjoyed festive Mexican fare with their cocktails

Frozen Pomegranate versions of the Martha-rita cocktail were served poolside

Frozen Pomegranate versions of the Martha-rita cocktail were served poolside

On Thursday, May 5th, Martha and Baccarat hosted a very stylish Cinco de Mayo celebration to toast the launch of Baccarat’s The Marthaa collection of glassware inspired by the domestic goddess.

This marks the first time that the storied crystal-maker has named a collection after a living person in the brand’s 258 years.

The festivities took place at the domestic goddess’ farm in Katonah, New York.

There, guests enjoyed the Martha-rita, Martha’s special version of the margarita, made with her favorite ultra-premium sipping tequila, Casa Dragones Blanco.

Guests enjoyed the Martha-rita, Martha's special version of the margarita, made with her favorite ultra-premium sipping tequila, Casa Dragones Blanco .

Guests enjoyed the Martha-rita, Martha’s special version of the margarita, made with her favorite ultra-premium sipping tequila, Casa Dragones Blanco .

'I look forward to not only sharing these elegant designs with consumers, but also to enjoy the beautiful crystal myself,' said the culinary queen

‘I look forward to not only sharing these elegant designs with consumers, but also to enjoy the beautiful crystal myself,’ said the culinary queen

In remarks, Steve Shreve, President and CEO of Baccarat North America, shared that there are more products to come from the collaboration and closed his speech with a toast to “live Baccarat every day”

In remarks, Steve Shreve, President and CEO of Baccarat North America, shared that there are more products to come from the collaboration and closed his speech with a toast to “live Baccarat every day”

Frozen Pomegranate versions of the cocktail, as well as festive Mexican fare, were also served.

In remarks, Steve Shreve shared that there are more products to come from the collaboration and closed his speech with a toast to “live Baccarat every day.”

In addition to enjoying food and drink, guests enjoyed competing to break a piñata (filled with tropical flavors of Martha Stewart CBD gummies), inspired by Baccarat’s signature red box and Casa Dragones Blanco.

Martha then shared with the group a demonstration on how to make her famous guacamole, which guests then enjoyed with fresh tortilla chips.

In addition to enjoying food and drink, guests enjoyed competing to break a piñata

In addition to enjoying food and drink, guests enjoyed competing to break a piñata

In addition to enjoying food and drink, guests enjoyed competing to break a piñata

Piñatas were filled with tropical flavors of Martha Stewart CBD gummies )

The piñatas (filled with tropical flavors of Martha Stewart CBD gummies ), were inspired by Baccarat’s signature red box and Casa Dragones Blanco

THE CLASSIC MARTHA-RITA: Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco, lime, and a touch of orange liqueur makes for a perfect mixture, with or without salt.

Ingredients:

2 limes

Pink salt or sea salt, coarsely ground

2 ounces Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco

1 ounce fresh lime juice

Instructions:

1. Juice one lime to make 1 ounce and set aside. From remaining lime, slice a thin wheel for garnish and a wedge for salt rim.

2. Run lime wedge around outside of the rim of your Baccarat Martha-rita Glass; dip rim in salt to coat. Partially fill glass with ice (Martha prefers 1 large sphere for minimal melting and dilution).

3. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add tequila, orange liqueur, and reserved lime juice. Shake vigorously until outside of shaker is cold and frosty, about 10 seconds; strain into prepared glass. Garnish with lime wheel and serve immediately.

The Martha collection is comprised of four exclusive pieces: Goblets ($450, set of two), the Pitcher ($1,100), Tumblers ($350), and Ice Bucket ($750).

The Martha collection is comprised of four exclusive pieces: Goblets ($450, set of two), the Pitcher ($1,100), Tumblers ($350), and Ice Bucket ($750).

The Martha collection is comprised of four exclusive pieces: Goblets ($450, set of two), the Pitcher ($1,100), Tumblers ($350), and Ice Bucket ($750).

‘I look forward to not only sharing these elegant designs with consumers, but also to enjoy the beautiful crystal myself,’ said the culinary queen.

Martha's go-to guacamole includes hard-boiled eggs

Martha’s go-to guacamole includes hard-boiled eggs

CLASSIC GUACAMOLLE: Hard-boiled eggs make a surprisingly delicious addition to Martha’s go-to guacamole.

Ingredients:

3 ripe but firm avocados, peeled and pitted

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1/4 cup chopped white onion

1/4 cup chopped jalapeño

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes

2 chopped hard-cooked eggs

Tortilla chips, for service

Instructions: In a medium bowl or molcajete, lightly mash avocados. Add lime juice, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon and eggs. Serve immediately with tortilla chips.

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