The Rossini Cocktail is a classic Italian drink made with strawberry puree and Prosecco. This refreshing and fun cocktail is a brunch favorite, but is great for any occasion!
If you are looking for a fun change from the classic mimosa or Bellini, then be sure to give this Rossini recipe a try! Super easy and refreshing, this is sure to be your new favorite brunch cocktail.
With just a few ingredients, you can have a delicious cocktail that guests are sure to love. For another fun and simple brunch cocktail, be sure to try this Limoncello Spritz, or the super popular Grapefruit Paloma. And, for a delicious nonalcoholic option, try this Watermelon Water recipe!
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One sip and you’ll be hooked! This classic Rossini is a refreshing and delicious drink that is so simple to make.
The Rossini cocktail is an easy drink that’s great for any occasion. It’s quite simply a mix of strawberry puree and Prosecco that’s served most commonly in a champagne flute.
You can prepare the strawberry puree ahead of time making this a truly fuss-free cocktail that’s great for entertaining. Plus, any leftover puree is great for topping ice cream or flavoring seltzer water.
This Rossini is a classy looking cocktail that’s beyond simple. Give it a try today!
Rossini Cocktails only require three ingredients: strawberries, sugar, and Prosecco.
- Prosecco: Prosecco is an Italian sparkling white wine. It is the traditional alcohol included in many Italian spirits such as Bellinis. If you can’t find Prosecco, champagne or sparkling wine will work.
- Strawberries: fresh strawberries are the heart of the Rossini. Try to find the best strawberries you can; organic if possible. Frozen strawberries will not work here.
- Sugar: I like to add a bit of sugar to the strawberry puree to sweeten it up. This is optional and not required.
Garnish your rossini with a strawberry or a sprig of mint. Read on to see how easy this cocktail is to make!
How to Make a Rossini Cocktail
To make a Rossini, be sure your Prosecco is chilled. Then, start making the strawberry puree.
Step 1: Combine the strawberries and sugar in a food processor or blender.
Step 2: Put on the lid and process until the strawberries are very well pureed. They should be liquid with no visible chunks.
Step 3: Then, place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Pour the strawberry puree through the sieve. Then, use a rubber spatula to press the strawberry puree through the strainer.
Step 4: Place the strawberry puree in a separate container and refrigerate until ready to use.
When ready to serve, pour about two tablespoons (or more to taste) of the strawberry puree into the bottom of a champagne flute. Then, carefully pour on the chilled Prosecco.
Be sure to pour slowly when adding the Prosecco. The cocktail will bubble up and spill over if you go too fast. Thus, it will help to angle the champagne flute as you pour in the Prosecco.
I like to garnish this drink with a strawberry on the side or floating on top. You could also add a sprig of mint to dress it up.
Recipe Tips and FAQs
When a recipe is as simple as a Rossini Cocktail, you want to make sure you are making the best possible version of it! Check out these tips and FAQs to get the best Rossini every time.
- Use organic strawberries. Organic strawberries are sweeter and don’t have any pesticides on them. If organic isn’t available, be sure to wash your strawberries well.
- If you are looking to cut out sugar from your diet, you can omit it entirely in this recipe.
- The classic alcohol used in this recipe is Prosecco. Champagne or sparkling wine can be used in its place.
- The Prosecco will cause the puree to bubble up quickly, so be sure to pour slowly and angle the glass.
A Rossini is a combination of strawberry puree and Prosecco.
Both Bellini and Rossini are traditional Italian cocktails. The Bellini is made with peach puree and Prosecco, and the Rossini is made with strawberry puree and Prosecco.
Similar to the mimosa, Italian brunch cocktails include the Bellini and Rossini. Both are just a combination of puree fruit and Prosecco, rather than champagne.
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- blender or food processor
- fine mesh sieve
- 2 cups strawberries washed and stems removed
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 750 ml bottle Prosecco chilled
- strawberries for garnish (optional)
- Place the 2 cups strawberries and sugar in a blender or food processor. Blend on high until the strawberries are liquified. Pour the puree into a fine mesh sieve with a bowl underneath. Use a spatula to help push the strawberries through the sieve. Discard the strawberry seeds in the sieve and refrigerate the remaining puree until ready to use.
- When ready to make the Rossinis, pour about two tablespoons of the strawberry puree into a champagne flute. Fill up the the remaining glass with Prosecco, stir, and garnish with a strawberry.
- You can make the strawberry puree up to two days in advance. Just cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Add more or less strawberry puree depending on taste preference.
- The Prosecco will bubble up quite a bit when added to the strawberry puree, so go slow when pouring. It helps to angle the glass and pour the Prosecco down the side of the glass rather than directly on top of the puree.
- Prosecco is the classic drink to serve with Rossini cocktails. You can always substitute champagne or sparkling wine.
- Use leftover strawberry puree in smoothies or for topping ice cream. It can also be stirred into sparkling water.