The Rossini Cocktail, otherwise known as a Strawberry Bellini, is sweet, fizzy, and delicious. Trust me: It's going to be your new favorite brunch cocktail!
Looking for more drinks made with bubbly? Check out my Watermelon Mimosas and Limoncello Spritzes for more light, bubbly tipples!
- 🌟 Why You'll Love This Recipe
- 💭 What is a Rossini Cocktail?
- 💭 What's the difference between a bellini and a mimosa?
- 💭 Where does the Rossini Cocktail get its name?
- 📝 Ingredients
- 👩🏻🍳 How to make a Rossini Cocktail
- 🔗 Other recipes that use bubbly
- ❓ FAQs
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🌟 Why You'll Love This Recipe
It's delicious. This drink tastes great. Plain and simple. It's sweet and fizzy.
This drink is beautiful. Just look at it! Between the color, the bubbles, the garnish... it's a winner.
It's not hard to make. If you can use a blender and pour a few things into a glass, you can totally make this recipe.
💭 What is a Rossini Cocktail?
A Rossini is essentially a strawberry bellini.
A classic bellini is made with a combination of peach puree and some kind of bubbles. But THIS version changes things up a bit and uses strawberry puree. This swap makes this drink perfect not only for brunch, but for Valentine's Day <3, if I do say so myself. I mean, look at that color!!
💭 What's the difference between a bellini and a mimosa?
Glad you asked! It's a good question; They're similar, but distinct.
While both are made with some sort of bubbly (champagne, prosecco, and so on), a mimosa is made with juice. Bellinis are typically made with peach puree instead of juice.
💭 Where does the Rossini Cocktail get its name?
As it turns out, this cocktail is named after the 19th century Italian opera composer, Gioachino Rossini. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
And that's it lol. That's pretty much all of the information I could find.
Tbh, I almost don't even care that the history is incomplete because it's so dang pretty and delicious.
It only requires a handful of ingredients! Four, to be precise. Let's break it down:
- Strawberries: You can use fresh or frozen berries here. I happened to have a clamshell of fresh berries in the fridge at the time.
- Simple syrup or granulated sugar: Use either one! I always have simple syrup in the fridge to add to my cold brew, so I went with that (even though sugar is pictured above).
- Lemon juice: Please use fresh juice! The quality and flavor will be so much better than the bottled stuff.
- Bubbly: I used a bottle of moscato, but feel free to use champagne, prosecco, etc. according to your preference.
👩🏻🍳 How to make a Rossini Cocktail
After blending the strawberries, simple syrup/sugar, and lemon juice in a blender, I'd recommend straining the puree through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl or very large measuring cup (on the left, below).
You can use a spatula to coax the puree through the strainer, if you'd like. I find that this helps to cut down on the amount of time you spend waiting around for it to strain. The photo on the right shows you what you'll be left with.
Next, spoon or pour some of the puree into the bottoms of each of your champagne flutes. I'm all about that stemless champagne flute life. They fit into my cabinets much more easily than the stemmed kind, and they can be washed in the dishwasher!
Right before you're ready to drink, top the puree with some bubbly! There will be quite a bit of fizz, so this might take a few rounds of pouring, waiting for the fizz to subside a bit, and re-pouring.
It's worth the wait. Trust.
Don't forget to garnish with a fresh strawberry, too. It's cute and (obviously) edible. It adds just a little *something*. Ta da...
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Both are made with some sort of bubbly (champagne, prosecco, etc.), but a mimosa is made with juice while bellinis are typically made with peach puree.
This recipe makes enough for 4 drinks. If you want 8, just multiply the ingredient amounts by 2.
Sure! I opted for fresh, but you can use frozen berries, too.
Brunch, Mother's Day, bridal showers... basically whenever you'd like!
It's named after the 19th century Italian opera composer, Gioachino Rossini
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- 1 lb strawberries hulled, fresh or frozen
- ¼ cup simple syrup see notes
- juice of 1 lemon
- 750 ml bottle champagne/prosecco/sparkling wine
- fresh strawberries for garnish (optional)
- Place the strawberries, simple syrup, and lemon juice in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and strain the puree through it. Use a spatula to coax the puree through the mesh and into the bowl.
- Carefully pour 2-3 tbs of the strawberry puree into the bottom of each of your champagne flutes
- Top the strawberry puree with bubbly
- Garnish each champagne flute with a fresh strawberry, if desired
- Feel free to use ¼ cup of granulated sugar if you don't have/don't feel like making a simple syrup
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is a generated estimate and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
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