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Strawberry Prosecco Cocktail (Rossini Cocktail)

If you’re looking for a great Strawberry Prosecco cocktail recipe, look no further.

The Rossini is the perfect combination of strawberries and Prosecco that is a great cocktail for the holidays as well as the perfect springtime drink

It is a beautiful balance between sweet strawberries, dry Prosecco and fresh lemon juice and is always popular at parties. 

This simple drink is refreshing, delicious, and can be made with just 4 ingredients!

If you want to impress your friends at your next party or ladies night out then try this easy-to-make cocktail that combines fresh fruit with sparkling wine.

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If you are fan of mimosas and champagne cocktails, you will love the Rossini. 

Not only does it look really festive but it is perfect for all kinds of events such as Valentine’s day,  Bridal showers and summer brunches. 

I love to serve this cocktail at my parties and gatherings throughout the year because it is also a hit and seems so celebratory. 

It is an elegant, classy cocktail that looks and tastes delicious. It’s also easy to make and impressive!

Ingredients for the Rossini Cocktail

Strawberry Prosecco cocktail

This Prosecco cocktail is named after the great opera composer Gioachino Rossini. It’s sweet and subtly flavored so it won’t overwhelm your taste buds, but it still packs a punch. 

If you are a fan of strawberry Champagne cocktails then the Rossini is for you. It’s a sweet bubbly drink that is always popular. 

To make the cocktail, you need the following

  • Champagne (or Cava, Prosecco or similar sparkling wine – see below for more info on making that choice)
  • Fresh Strawberries 
  • Lemon Juice
  • White sugar

If you can’t get fresh strawberries, you can use frozen strawberries to make your puree. Just let them thaw out on the counter or the microwave. 

In my opinion, champagne flutes are a must when it comes to making the perfect mimosa. The design of the glass retains the bubbles that make this drink look so glamourous. 

If you are holding a big party and want to use disposable glasses, I have used these glitter champagne flutes made out of plastic.

Serving The Rossini Cocktail For A Crowd

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As this drink it often served at showers and parties, it makes sense to make it ahead if possible. Unfortunately, you can’t really mix up a large pitcher of this drink because of the sparkling wine. 

The champagne really needs to be poured fresh into every glass and a pitcher will just take away from the delicious bubbly taste. 

One way you can prep the Rossini ahead is to prepare the strawberry puree and put it in the fridge. Then you just need to add it to your champagne flutes and top with cold Prosecco or champagne when you are ready to serve. 

What is the best alcohol for a Rossini?

Given that the Rossini is named after the famous Italian composer, it really makes sense that Prosecco is the bubbly of choice for this cocktail. 

That being said, you can most definitely use French Champagne or Cava (Spanish sparkling wine), if that is what you have on hand. 

I normally go for an extra-dry Prosecco but it is completely up to your personal taste. The only real requirement is that your bottle of Prosecco is ice-cold to make this refreshing cocktail. 

Strawberry Prosecco Cocktail

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Strawberry Prosecco Cocktail - The Rossini

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

This Strawberry Prosecco cocktail is most commonly called a Rossini cocktail. With simple ingredients, this refreshing drink is perfect for any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of Fresh Strawberries
  • 1 Bottle of Prosecco (750ml)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white Sugar

Instructions

    1. Put the strawberries, lemon juice and sugar in a cocktail shaker and muddle with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon.
    2. Pour the puree into champagne flutes until they are about half full.
    3. Slowly pour Prosecco over the puree and stir gently — it will bubble up. Garnish glass with fresh strawberries and serve immediately.

Notes

  1. While this recipe calls for Prosecco, you can also use Champagne, Cava or another sparkling wine.
  2. If you don't have a muddler, you can use the end of a wooden spoon to puree the strawberries. Alternatively, you can puree the ingredients in a blender.

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