Glassware and tableware pull reception style together to create a crisp, solid look. Here are ideas for creating a gorgeous tablescape (and some cocktail ideas to accompany them).

The Original Margarita
If you want to serve this tangy Latino lubricant con sal, moisten the outside of the glass rim with a lime wedge, then dip it into a saucer of salt. Tap it to remove any excess.

1 oz. Cointreau orange-flavored liqueur
2 oz. tequila
Juice of 1 lime
Slice of lime
Coarse salt (optional)

Combine Cointreau, tequila, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a margarita glass with or without ice. Garnish with lime.

Crystal lime-green Sensation goblet, $17.50, from Noritake, noritakechina.com. Le Marie chair and Form low chair, from Kartell, kartell.it.