The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel Designs and Creates a Signature Cocktail for Sir Matthew Bournes The Red Shoes at The Hippodrome

The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel and Cocktail Lounge served a specially designed cocktail for the first run of Sir Matthew Bournes production of The Red Shoes at The Hippodrome.

Photo credit: Vivienne Bailey Photography 

The Edgbaston's cocktail was called ‘To Dance? To Live! and was designed by Luke Pearson Bar Manager of The Edgbaston. It was inspired by the productions glamorous vintage feel and consisted of...

Laurent Perrier Champagne, French grape spirit infused with Golden Plum, Grape seed tincture and Red Poppy Paint.

Luke commented

This is a cocktail that truly reflects the passion for dance humming through the dancers veins. “Why do you want to dance?”......“Why do you want to live?

The cocktail was designed around the unique performance of The Red Shoes which is a ballet within a ballet, and on that basis The Edgbaston created a grape within a grape cocktail. The glamorous setting of Paris and Monte Carlo meant The Edgbaston have chosen a plethora of exotic ingredients that would also not be out of place in the period the production relates to.

To celebrate the grape it of course all starts with Champagne, it's delicious buttery Chardonnay notes are complimented by a distilled grape juice infused with french golden plum's. At the heart of every grape is a drying grape seed tincture to prevent the drink from being overly sweet. Capturing the texture and intense colour of the red shoes, there is an edible red paint along the the inside of the flute which is flavoured with Red Poppy.

 


 


The Red Shoes, an intoxicating drama where life imitates art with fateful consequences, will dazzle your senses and break your heart and is reported to be Matthew Bournes finest achievement to date.

Such is its success the performance will be returning to The Birmingham Hippodrome in July.

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