How to Make a Rossini Cocktail

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The rossini cocktail is your new favorite brunch drink! Made with strawberry puree, sparkling wine, and simple syrup, it's easy, sweet, and perfect for any occasion.

Serve your Rossini cocktails at brunch with these amazing Croque Madame Sandwiches, some Eggs Benedict, a bowl of creamy Southern Shrimp and Grits, or bakery-style Blueberry Muffins!

The rossini cocktail is your new favorite brunch drink! Made with strawberry puree, sparkling wine, and simple syrup, it's easy, sweet, and perfect for any occasion.

Move over mimosa, there's a new millennial brunch drink in town.

Okay, maybe not new since it's been around for literally about a century...but ya know, mainstream new.

The Rossini cocktail is just gorgeous with a beautiful rosy pink color from the strawberry puree and it's become my new favorite brunch drink.

What is a Rossini cocktail?

Rossini is a strawberry variation of the bellini cocktail. But instead of using peach puree we are using strawberry puree since it's summer and all. 

It's named Rossini after the famous Italian composer known for his "bubbly" musical compositions.

angled shot of strawberry bellini rossini cocktail on white marble

This makes it similar to the naming of bellinis, as Bellini was a famous 15th-century artist who painted the toga of a saint a pinkish hue.

What's the difference between a mimosa and a bellini (or in this case, Rossini)?

Both drinks are fruit-based with a bellini using peach puree and mimosas using orange juice. In a Rossini, we're using strawberry puree. 

All are made with champagne or sparkling wine (prosecco is the popular wine of choice), and it's best to drink them cold from a champagne flute.

Close up of rossini cocktail with foam and a fresh strawberry in the champagne flute

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To make a Rossini cocktail you need:

  • Fresh or frozen strawberries
  • Lemon juice
  • Simple syrup
  • And sparkling wine or champagne.

This drink recipe is exactly what I need at brunch: simple, easy, perfectly boozy and sweet. Even if you don't have time or energy to make a simple syrup, you can just throw strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a blender, strain it, add your wine and stir gently.

Like I said, easy and simple. And SO gorgeous. This would be a fantastic drink for Valentine's Day dinner or a spring or summer brunch. It's just sweet and pink and pretty. Who doesn't love that?

angled shot of strawberry rossini with foam flowing over the champagne flute
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Rossini Cocktail (Strawberry Bellini)

Eden Westbrook
The rossini cocktail is your new favorite brunch drink! Made with strawberry puree, sparkling wine, and simple syrup, it's easy, sweet, and perfect for any occasion.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 114 kcal


  • 1 lb fresh strawberries or frozen strawberries
  • ¼ cup 56g simple syrup or granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon about ½ a lemon lemon juice
  • 1 750mL bottle sparkling white wine or champagne, chilled
  • Strawberries to garnish


  • In a high powdered blender, puree the strawberries, simple syrup or sugar, and lemon juice in a blender until very smooth.
  • Pour the strawberry mixture through a fine-mesh sieve set over a wide mouth container to remove seeds and excess pulp, if desired.
  • Spoon the puree into glass flutes to fill by a third of the way up the flute. Slowly pour the sparkling wine or champagne over the strawberry puree and stir gently. Garnish glass with a strawberry. Serve immediately.


Homemade Simple Syrup

Making your own simple syrup is easy, it just needs to be made ahead of time. It's a 1:1 recipe, for the Rossini I made a syrup of ¼ cup granulated sugar and ¼ cup water. Add both to a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Do not let this boil. Pour it into a heat-safe container and cool it off in the fridge then add to the blender when you make the rossini.


Serving: 1gCalories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gSodium: 30mgFiber: 3gSugar: 13g
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  3. Lola Osinkolu says:

    Looks so refreshing! Love the strawberry on top!

  4. So refreshing, perfect for summer!

  5. Lauren Vavala | Delicious Little Bites says:

    I've never heard of this drink, but it sounds amazing! Move over mimosa! I'm making this at my next brunch!

  6. This Strawberry Cocktail looks so refreshing and I love how easy it is to make!

  7. Kelly Anthony says:

    What a fun and pretty cocktail perfect for any brunch. My girlfriends are going to fall in love with this rossini!

    1. It’s becoming such a brunch staple, we just love it around here!