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!
Fresh Strawberry Bellini
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)
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…
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Recipe originally from Mario Batali
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