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Ballet-Inspired Signature Wedding Cocktail

Ballet bridal inspiration has been making a regular debut in everything from dress design to floral arrangements. Tons of tulle, soft colors, flowing fabrics and hints of shine are filling our Pinterest boards with a romantic appeal that is positively intoxicating.  When Something Borrowed Portland Vintage Rentals came to Mint & Mirth and asked them to whip up a cocktail inspired by the delicate colors and feminine lines of ballet, they delivered this delicious, sophisticated concoction, appropriately named "En Pointe" (cue the classical music).

"En Pointe":

- 1 1/2 oz Aria Portland dry gin

- 1/2 oz rose petal syrup

- 3 oz champagne

- 2 dashes rhubarb bitters

Using zester or paring knife, slice peel from lemon in long, thin spiral. Reserve lemon for another use and set peel aside.

In cocktail shaker, combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Add ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into chilled champagne flute and top with sparkling wine.

Curl lemon peel around finger to create twist at least 6 inches long. Garnish drink with twist and serve immediately.