Blueberry Bellini Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Blueberry Bellini is a fruity and refreshing twist on the classic Bellini, which was invented by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy, in the 1940s. The original Bellini is made with peach purée and Prosecco, but the Blueberry Bellini replaces the peach with fresh blueberries for a vibrant and delicious cocktail. This drink is perfect for brunch, summer parties, or anyone who loves a fruity and bubbly beverage.

How Blueberry Bellini Tastes?

The Blueberry Bellini has a sweet and tangy taste, with the fresh blueberries providing a burst of fruity flavor. The Prosecco adds a light and crisp effervescence, making this cocktail refreshing and easy to drink.

Interesting facts about Blueberry Bellini

  • The Blueberry Bellini is a variation of the classic Bellini, which was named after the Italian painter Giovanni Bellini.
  • Blueberries are high in antioxidants, making this cocktail a healthier option compared to other sugary drinks.
  • The Blueberry Bellini is often served at brunches and summer parties due to its refreshing and light taste.



  • Why used: Blueberries provide the signature flavor and deep, attractive color to our Bellini. They're the 'blue' in Blueberry Bellini!
  • What happens if omitted: No blueberries, no Blueberry Bellini—it's that simple. Your drink would lack the fruity charm and that beautiful purple hue.
  • Alternatives: Raspberries or blackberries could be used for a different berry twist, but they would change the flavor profile and color of the cocktail.

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  • Why used: Prosecco adds the fizz and lightness to the cocktail, giving it that celebratory Bellini feel.
  • What happens if omitted: Without Prosecco, you'd just have a blueberry lemonade—refreshing, but not a Bellini anymore.
  • Alternatives: Champagne can be a luxurious substitute, or non-alcoholic sparkling grape juice for a sober option.

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Lemon Juice

  • Why used: Lemon juice provides a tart balance to the sweetness of the blueberries and syrup, adding a refreshing zing.
  • What happens if omitted: The cocktail might be too sweet and lose its refreshing quality.
  • Alternatives: Lime juice could work as well for a twist on the citrus aspect.

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Simple Syrup

  • Why used: It sweetens the drink to a pleasant level, catering to those with a sweet tooth.
  • What happens if omitted: The cocktail might be too tart from the lemon juice and the dryness of Prosecco.
  • Alternatives: Honey or agave nectar could give a different sweet profile while keeping it natural.

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  • Why used: Ice is used to chill the ingredients while blending, ensuring a cold and refreshing beverage.
  • What happens if omitted: Your drink might be warm, and nobody wants a lukewarm Bellini.
  • Alternatives: Frozen blueberries could do double duty as both the flavoring agent and the chiller.

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Recipe. How to make Blueberry Bellini Drink

  1. In a blender, combine the blueberries, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Blend until smooth.
  2. Strain the blueberry mixture through a fine mesh sieve to remove any seeds and pulp.
  3. Fill a champagne flute halfway with the blueberry mixture.
  4. Top off the flute with chilled Prosecco.
  5. Gently stir the cocktail to combine the blueberry mixture and Prosecco.
  6. Garnish with a few fresh blueberries and serve immediately.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh, ripe blueberries for the best flavor and color.
  • Chill the Prosecco and blueberry mixture before serving to ensure a cold and refreshing cocktail.
  • If you prefer a sweeter drink, adjust the simple syrup to taste.

Perfect Pairings

Appetizers & Snacks

  • Cheese platters: Especially with creamy cheeses like brie or goat cheese, which complement the fruity and tangy notes of the cocktail.
  • Seafood: Light seafood dishes such as shrimp cocktail or sushi bring out the best in the Bellini's effervescence.
  • Brunch: Pair with classic brunch foods like eggs Benedict or quiche to elevate your morning to the next level.


  • White Chocolate: The sweetness of white chocolate pairs beautifully with the fruits in the Blueberry Bellini.
  • Sorbet: A lemon or berry sorbet would bring a refreshing cleanse between sips of the cocktail.

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What you could change in Blueberry Bellini

  • Prosecco can be substituted with any other sparkling wine, such as Champagne or Cava.
  • Simple syrup can be replaced with agave nectar or honey for a different sweetener option.

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And of course - twists🍹

Raspberry Rosemary Bellini

  • Ingredients: Replace blueberries with raspberries and add a sprig of rosemary.
  • Recipe: Muddle the raspberries with the rosemary, lemon juice, and simple syrup, proceed as usual with the original recipe.
  • Flavor Change: The raspberries will bring a tart sweetness, while the rosemary adds a fragrant, herbal touch.
  • Why it's different: The twist offers a more complex aromatic experience, with a balance between tartness and herbaceous notes.

Sparkling Blueberry Mojito Bellini

  • Ingredients: Add a handful of mint leaves and a splash of white rum.
  • Recipe: Blend blueberries, lemon juice, simple syrup and rum. Gently bruise mint and add to the mixture before pouring in the Prosecco.
  • Flavor Change: The mint adds a fresh, cool taste and the rum introduces a subtle, boozy kick.
  • Why it's different: It marries the freshness of a mojito with the sparkling charm of a Bellini.

Blueberry Bellini Mocktail

  • Ingredients: Replace Prosecco with sparkling grape juice or sparkling water.
  • Recipe: Follow the original recipe but top the blueberry mixture with a non-alcoholic bubbly.
  • Flavor Change: Maintains the blueberry and citrus flavors, without the alcohol.
  • Why it's different: It's an inclusive option for those who want to enjoy the Bellini experience without the buzz.

In case you forgot basics how to make Blueberry Bellini

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Blueberry Bellini

Can I use frozen blueberries for the Blueberry Bellini?

Yes, you can use frozen blueberries if fresh ones are not available. However, you may need to adjust the amount of simple syrup as frozen fruits can be less sweet.

What is the ideal number of blueberries to garnish a Blueberry Bellini?

Around 3-5 blueberries are usually enough. But it is a matter of personal preference and presentation.

Can the Blueberry Bellini be made non-alcoholic?

Yes, you can substitute the Prosecco with a non-alcoholic sparkling wine or soda water for a non-alcoholic version.

Can I use a different type of berry for this recipe?

Absolutely, you can experiment with other types of berries such as raspberries or strawberries for a different flavor profile.

How long does the blueberry mixture last in the fridge?

The blueberry mixture can be stored in the fridge for up to one week. Make sure to store it in a sealed container.

What other cocktails can be made with the same base ingredients?

Many other cocktails can be made with these base ingredients, such as a Blueberry Martini, Blueberry Mojito, or a Blueberry Mimosa.

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