The Edgbaston Boutique Hotel and Cocktail Lounge in Birmingham have designed and created a signature cocktail for Sir Mathew Bourne’s The Red Shoes which is currently at Birmingham Hippodrome.
Named, To Dance? To Live! The cocktail contains Laurent Perrier Champagne, French grape spirit infused with Golden Plum, Grape seed tincture and Red Poppy Paint.
The cocktail designed by Luke Pearson Bar Manager of The Edgbaston, inspired by the productions glamorous vintage feel of the Ballet.
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 has been designed around the unique performance of The Red Shoes which is a ballet within a ballet, and on that basis The Edgbaston have 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.
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 Bourne’s finest achievement to date. Such is its success the performance will be returning to The Birmingham Hippodrome in July.
For tickets to The Red Shoes visit birminghamhippodrome.com