A pretty, bubbly, fresh strawberry Rossini cocktail with prosecco – perfect for brunch or everyday celebrating!
A strawberry prosecco cocktail is a perfect drink to serve for elegant, fun get-togethers.
All you need is a a bottle of light, bubbly prosecco to pair with fresh, lightly sweetened strawberries and a splash of vodka or strawberry liqueur.
Then it’s time to celebrate!
I’ve always thought the best sentences start with just three little words: Pop the Cork. Don’t you agree?
Along with the words, the actual sound of a cork emerging from a bottle with a pop, bang or that slow phssssstt indicating the energized presence of fizzy bubbles, has the power to lift my spirits in the blink of an eye. Like magic.
It’s one of the purest sounds of celebration that I know, and such a simple thing, really.
This bubbly concoction is called a Rossini, named after a famous Italian composer known for his “bubbly compositions.”
It’s very much like the strawberry version of another classic Italian cocktail, the Bellini.
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A Rossini swaps in fresh strawberries for the peaches mixed into Bellinis, and where a Bellini cocktail is peachy-colored like the sun setting on a beach, a Rossini is tinted a pretty rose-pink and is infused with fresh strawberry essence.
Classic versions of this drink call for just strawberries and prosecco, but I wanted to amplify the berry flavor so I added a splash of strawberry vodka.
You can substitute a strawberry-flavored liqueur instead, or just leave it out and enjoy the drink without either addition.
Any way you choose, Rossini cocktails are light and refreshing, just the thing you’d want to drink for a warm weather lunch, brunch or while watching the sun going down somewhere.
Tips for making a perfect strawberry Rossini cocktail:
- To make sure your drink scores a “10” on the refreshment scale, start with a very cold bottle of prosecco.
- Choose ripe, red strawberries without soft spots or bruising.
- Fun hack: To pour sparkling wine into the puree so that it doesn’t bubble over as much, hold the glass at an angle with one hand while slowly pouring the wine along the side of the glass with the other hand.
strawberry prosecco rossini cocktail
Yield 6 - 8 servings
Make a batch of pretty pink strawberry prosecco cocktails — they're perfect for brunch or everyday celebrating.
- 1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced in half
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon strawberry flavored liqueur or vodka (optional)
- 1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 750-ml bottle Prosecco, chilled
- Puree the strawberries, sugar, liqueur and lemon juice in a blender until very smooth.
- Pour through a fine strainer set over a container with a pouring spout.
- Pour the puree into glass flutes to fill by 1/3 ; slowly pour Prosecco over the puree; stir gently.