Rossini – A Classic Cocktail


I adore Prosecco and think that bubbles shouldn’t just be reserved for special occasions. Besides sipping prosecco directly from my flute I also like to mix it up into cocktails. Besides the BELLINI one of my favorite bubbly based cocktails is the Rossini! It’s bright, festive and yes tickles your nose a little when you drink it.

This cocktail hails from Venice and is one of the most popular alternatives to the classic Bellini. It’s made with strawberry puree and Prosecco. That’s it. The cocktail is named after famed Italian opera composer Gioacchino Rossini, the author of famous operas such as The Barber of Seville. And now you know ; )


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  • 16 ounces fresh strawberries - halved
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 bottle Prosecco - chilled


  1. Into a small bowl add strawberries and sugar. Cover. Allow to macerate for approximately 1 hour.
  2. Place strawberries into blender {or use stick blender}. Puree.
  3. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of strawberry puree into each glass. Top off with Prosecco. Gently stir. Garnish with fresh strawberry if desired.


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  1. 1

    I will be trying this recipe for the New Year. Double Yum.

  2. 2

    I was already planning on picking up a bottle or two of Prosecco for Saturday night, now I’ll be grabbing some strawberries too 🙂 Perfect way to ring in the new year!

  3. 3

    I agree, Paula — no need to save bubbles for a major event! (I uncorked a bottle of bubbly tonight to enjoy with a deconstructed galette.) Life’s too short not to celebrate! Happy New Year!

  4. 4

    Looks so refreshing and SO pretty. I’m inspired for New Year’s!

  5. 5

    Love bubby cocktails. Great drink! Happy new year!

  6. 6

    I could drink 800 of these!

  7. 7

    I could use 5 of these right about now! YUM!

  8. 8

    I love bellinis, so I’m certain I’d love your strawberry version…..mmmmmm

  9. 9

    That looks delish! And you know I’m not a fan of cocktails, but I may have to sip on one of those this evening 😀

  10. 10

    What a fantastic way to start out the new year!

  11. 11

    Salute, Paula,
    Yes, you’re right; enjoy the bubbles while you may! This spring I have tickets to Boston Lyric’s Barber, and I am planning to make this before we head out. (Don’t worry; we’ll be taking the “T,” the Boston subway, from my boyfriend’s house.)

    I love both your blogs, and am a devoted follower.
    Buona giornata!
    Judith Ann (Giudittanna)


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