The rossini cocktail is your new favorite brunch drink! Made with strawberry puree, sparkling wine, and simple syrup.
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.
So what is a rossini?
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.
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, a bellini uses peach puree and mimosas use 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.
To make a rossini you need:
Fresh or frozen strawberries
And sparkling wine or champagne.
This drink recipe is exactly what I need at brunch: simple and easy. 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 a Valentine’s day dinner or a spring or summer brunch. It’s just sweet and pink and pretty. Who doesn’t love that?
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- 1 lb fresh strawberries or frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup simple syrup or granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp (about 1/2 a lemon) lemon juice
- 1 (750-ml) bottle sweet sparkling wine or champagne, chilled
- Sliced 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 through a fine strainer set over a wide mouth container.
- Spoon the puree into glass flutes to fill by a third. Slowly pour the wine over the strawberry puree and stir gently. Garnish glass with a slice of strawberry. Serve.
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Eden Westbrook is the recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind Sweet Tea and Thyme. A classically trained chef, Eden has inspired home cooks into the kitchen with cultural comfort foods, easy family-friendly eats and sweets, and glorious spreads for date night and entertaining since 2015.