How To Make Strawberry Bellini


Today I want to show you how to make a Strawberry Bellini. A few years ago I went to a wedding, and after dinner we were presented with some appetizers, one of which was the most delicious strawberry treat I’ve ever had in my life. It had a wonderful taste of champagne and strawberries, and it was an incredible combination which left me wanting so much more!

Strawberry Bellini

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 20 min
  • Yield: 2 drinks


Deselect All

1 pint strawberries, stemmed, plus 8 long-stemmed strawberries, for garnish

2 tablespoons simple syrup, recipe follows


Simple Syrup:

2 parts sugar

2 parts waterAdd to Shopping List


  1. Place strawberries and simple syrup into a blender. Strain strawberry mixture. Pour into glasses and top with Champagne. Garnish each with a long-stemmed strawberry.;

Simple Syrup:

  1. Bring sugar and water to a boil. Simmer until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.


Brighten up your brunch table with this easy strawberry bellini. It takes no time to make and is fresh, colorful and the perfect springtime sip. 

glass of strawberry bellini with strawberries to side

These days, I don’t tend to have a drink other than coffee if we go out for brunch, but that certainly wasn’t the case pre-kids. While far from always, a brunch cocktail could certainly tempt me now and then.

Drinks like mimosas and bellinis are also great when you want something with less alcohol but still a little fancy-feeling later in the day. This strawberry bellini, also called a “Rossini”, is a tasty variation that’s perfect for spring and summer. So much so, I might have to try them more often.


You might be looking at the ingredients and thinking this looks kind of like a mimosa. Well, that’s not surprising as they are very similar. Traditionally a mimosa is orange juice + champagne and a bellini is peach puree + prosecco.

Now once you get in to changing up the fruit (like my persimmon apple cider mimosa, too), you could argue that the specific sparkling wine is irrelevant.

Technically, champagne and prosecco aren’t just sparkling wines from different countries, they are made from different grape varieties. So true connoisseurs may be able to tell the difference. 

glasses of strawberry bellini from overhead

I tend to call it a mimosa when I’m mainly using juice, and bellini when using a fruit puree (like my lemon raspberry bellini as well).

As for the sparkling wine element, I’d say go with what you prefer, as well as considering your budget, with cava, prosecco and champagne all being good options. I would just recommend ‘brut’, the driest form whichever you choose.

strawberries in food processor before and after blending


When a drink has only two ingredients, there’s not much to it, of course, but here are a couple tips:

  • Make sure your strawberries are ripe, but not overripe. This way you get the best flavor.
  • Strain the strawberries after you puree them to remove seeds. Any seeds that get through become kind of gritty in the bottom of your glass.
  • Add the sparkling wine slowly. I found that the puree seems to make it extra bubbly.
  • Stir gently – the fruit puree and sparkling wine won’t naturally mix, but rather the puree will hold in suspension after mixing. But take care, as you just don’t want to mix out the bubbles.

You’ll find this strawberry bellini is a beautifully colored, as well as flavored, drink that’s perfect for brunch, or any time. I can see why they put the Rossini’s name to it. Easy to make, elegant, and definitely easy to enjoy.

glass of strawberry bellini with bubbles on top and strawberry garnish on glass

Strawberry bellini

This strawberry bellini is a simple twist on the classic and the perfect way to brighten your brunch table.

Prep Time5 mins

Total Time5 mins

Course: Drinks

Cuisine: Fusion, Italian

Calories: 94kcal

Author: Caroline’s Cooking


  • 8 oz strawberries 225g, gives ⅔ cup/160ml puree
  • 2 teaspoon sugar approx, to taste (can exclude if strawberries are sweeter)
  • 6 oz prosecco (1 glass, 180ml) approx


  • Blend the strawberries until smooth then strain through a very fine sieve or cheesecloth to get as many of the seeds out as possible. Add the sugar, half at a time, tasting to see if it’s roughly the sweetness you’d want then add more as needed.
  • Divide the strawberry puree between two glasses, filling up to a little under halfway. Top the glasses with prosecco, a little at a time as it will bubble up a lot. Gently stir to mix and serve.


This quick and easy Strawberry Bellini is the ultimate holiday cocktail! Two simple ingredients combine for a refreshing sparkly drink to make your holiday complete.

This quick and easy Strawberry Bellini is the ultimate celebration cocktail! Two simple ingredients combine for a refreshing sparkly drink to make your celebration complete.

How do you feel about cocktails?

The average cocktail you get served at a bar usually contains a medley of some type of distilled liquor as its base then mixed with other ingredients like juices and simple syrups. Not the best if you’re trying to minimise your sugar intake.

This elegant yet simple strawberry bellini, which as I now understand is named Rossini, is 100% indulgent and uses fresh strawberry puree instead of a sugary syrup. And that my friend is already a healthy choice!



Believe it or not you only need two ingredients to make this bellini cocktail.

  • fresh homemade strawberry puree
  • Prosecco or as I have used rose champagne. Champagne is commonly used in place of Procecco as it can be difficult to find depending on where you live.


Step 1

Make a fresh strawberry puree. Start with fresh strawberries and puree them in a food processor or blender.

Step 2

Strain strawberry puree. You do not want the pulp or those fine seeds in your cocktail, trust me.

Step 3 = two options

Option 1 if you’re feeding a crowd: Combine all of the strawberry puree with the whole bottle of alcohol (Prosecco or champagne) in a large pitcher and distribute between glasses.

Option 2 single serving : Add 1 tablespoon of strawberry puree to a glass then slowly pour in the alcohol (Prosecco or champagne)


If you find yourself with leftover strawberry bellini I suggest pouring it into a flip top glass bottle. This should retain some of the carbonation. Make sure to leave some space in the bottle however so it doesn’t explode on you when you open it up 🙂

Funny story … My daughter saw this bottle of bellini in the fridge and thought it was kombucha. Poured herself a glass and spit it all out after the first sip.. lol


On occasions like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s and Father’s day my family normally does a big brunch celebration at home. And although every family member has a different idea of the perfect brunch I’ve found a way to make it work!

  • For my husband who feels no brunch is complete without eggs I’ll serve this creamy swiss chard and eggs dish.
  • For my daughters it isn’t brunch if there’s no pancakes, so I’ll delight them with pancakes cut into heart shapes smothered with homemade almond butter and chia seed jam and babyccinos to wash it down.
  • In my opinion it shouldn’t even be called brunch if you are not serving some sort of champagne cocktail so, I will be thrilled just seeing the smile on their faces with a glass of this strawberry bellini in my hand.

After brunch we usually crawl onto the couch and watch a movie while I secretly hope my Fairy Godmother pops in and cleans up the mess that is the kitchen. Sigh…

Strawberry Bellini

This quick and easy Strawberry Bellini is the ultimate holiday cocktail! Two simple ingredients combine for a refreshing sparkly drink to make your holiday complete.



 Keywordbellini, champagne, cocktail, strawberrybellini

 Prep Time10 minutes

 Total Time10 minutes

 Servings6 servings



  • 1 bottle Rose champagne or Prosecco
  • 2 cups strawberries washed and hulled

Get Ingredients


  • Puree strawberries in a blender or food processor.
  • Strain through a sieve. Reserve strawberry juice, discard pulp or save for using in smoothies.
  • Combine strawberry juice with champagne in a large pitcher.
  • Divide among champagne flutes.

Strawberry bellini


  • 200 g strawberries
  • 1 x 750ml bottle of Prosecco or sparkling white wine


GET AHEAD Hull the strawberries and blitz in a blender until smooth, then pass through a sieve into a nice jug and refrigerate overnight.

TO SERVE Pour 1½cm of strawberry purée into each glass, then half-fill each one with fizz and gently stir together. Top up each glass with fizz to order, as and when your guests desire a drink.

Strawberry Bellini

The original version of this cocktail hails from Harry’s Bar in Venice. Our rendition substitutes strawberries for the traditional peaches. You can prepare the strawberry base up to one day ahead. Make sure to give it another spin in the blender just before mixing the cocktails.

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Ingredient Checklist

  • 6 cups sliced strawberries
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 3 cups prosecco or other sparkling wine
  • 6 large strawberries


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1Combine first 3 ingredients in a blender. Let stand 10 minutes. Process until smooth; chill.
  • Step 2Place 1/4 cup strawberry mixture in each of 6 glasses. Add 1/2 cup prosecco to each serving, and stir to blend. Garnish each serving with 1 large strawberry.

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