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Strawberry Bellini : Freshness for Mother’s Day

Strawberry Bellini

Written by contributor Marieke Beeler of M for Mommy.

If you’re a mom, you may want to consider sharing this post with your spouse.  If you’re a dad, surprise mom with this drink for breakfast (or brunch if she gets to sleep in) on Sunday.  This Fresh Strawberry Bellini is a great alternative to the classic Mimosa.  Don’t get me wrong, I love Mimosa’s, but it’s good to have some variation on the theme and be surprised once-in-a-while.

Fresh strawberries + bubbles = Deliciously Fresh Strawberry Bellini.  Yep, it’s that simple!

The Bellini is a long drink cocktail containing prosecco (Italian sparkling wine) & peach puree.  This recipe uses strawberry puree instead, thus turning this into a Strawberry Bellini.  With strawberries in season, I prefer to use the fresh fruit, giving the Strawberry Bellini a freshness that cannot be achieved by using frozen berries. Enjoy!

Strawberry Bellini

 

Fresh Strawberry Bellini

Ingredients
1 bottle prosecco
2 cups pureed and strained fresh strawberries
Special equipment: blender, strainer, iced Champagne flutes, pitcher and a tall “swizzle stirrer” (for the pitcher)


Directions:
Place 8 Champagne flutes in the freezer for 20 minutes.  Open the prosecco and let it stand in an ice bucket for 5 minutes.  Into a pitcher, pour the 2 cups pureed strawberries.  Gently pour in the bottle of prosecco and stir gently to combine.  Divide among the Champagne flutes and serve.

This recipe uses the whole bottle of prosecco, making enough for 8 glasses.  It is easy to make fewer servings, however, do realize that leaves you with left over bubbles…

For more delicious recipes or brunch ideas, visit Marieke at M for Mommy.

Recipe originally from Mario Batali

 

Join the discussion!

What is your favorite Mother’s Day treat (food-wise or otherwise)?

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6 Responses to Strawberry Bellini : Freshness for Mother’s Day

  1. Popo Joy May 10, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    I like the idea of a pretty, Good Morning it’s Mother Day Cocktail…hmmm…brought to me in bed would be amazing.

    • Jadah Sellner May 10, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

      Yes, a strawberry bellini served with breakfast in bed sounds like the perfect Mother’s Day morning. 🙂

      • Marieke May 11, 2012 at 9:38 am #

        Did you pass on the recipe to your significant others? Hopefully they’ll take the hint and surprise you both on Sunday!!

  2. dlysen May 11, 2012 at 2:46 am #

    I love to eat strawberry picked on the farm… I like it when it is fresh. Thanks for the formula and a couple of ingredients. It is very easy to prepare and giving it by surprise can make a difference.

    • Marieke May 11, 2012 at 9:40 am #

      It is certainly easy to make. And the fresh strawberry flavor remains. Hope you’ll enjoy it!

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