Strawberry Bellini Cocktail Recipe

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Strawberry Bellini Nutrition Facts


Fat:0 g

Protein:0.5 g

Carbohydrates:12 g


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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 Strawberry Bellini is a delicious twist on the classic Bellini, which was invented by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy. The original Bellini is made with peach puree and Prosecco, but the Strawberry Bellini replaces the peach with fresh strawberries. This fruity and refreshing cocktail is perfect for brunches, summer parties, and romantic evenings.

  • Origin: Venice, Italy
  • Creator: Giuseppe Cipriani
  • Popular among: Brunch enthusiasts, summer partygoers, and couples

How Strawberry Bellini Tastes?

The Strawberry Bellini has a sweet, fruity, and slightly tart taste. The fresh strawberries provide a natural sweetness, while the Prosecco adds a crisp and bubbly texture. The overall flavor is light, refreshing, and perfect for warm weather.

Interesting facts about Strawberry Bellini

  • The original Bellini was named after the Italian painter Giovanni Bellini, due to the cocktail's peachy-pink color resembling the colors used in his paintings.
  • Strawberry Bellinis are often served at brunches and daytime events, as they are light and easy to drink.
  • Prosecco, the sparkling wine used in Bellinis, is produced in the Veneto region of Italy.


  • Fresh strawberries: 6
  • Prosecco: 4 oz(120ml)
  • Lemon juice: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Simple syrup: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Ice: 1 cup

Fresh strawberries

These little red gems provide the sweetness and fruity flavor that are central to a Strawberry Bellini. They also give that gorgeous, Instagrammable hue! Not enough strawberries and your drink might be mistaken for a weak mimosa; too many and you'll have a smoothie on your hands, not a cocktail!

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The Prosecco gives us those delightful, dance-on-your-tongue bubbles. Without it, you're essentially missing the party! The dryness of the Prosecco also balances the sweetness of the strawberries. Swap it out for sparkling water if you're going sober, but remember the bubbles make the magic happen.

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Lemon juice

This zesty buddy brightens everything up and cuts through the sweetness. Without it, the drink could become cloying. It's like adding a squeeze of lemon to your seafood – it just brings out the best in everything else!

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Simple syrup

Is life too tart? Add simple syrup! This ingredient is like the negotiator, keeping peace between sweet and sour. Remove it, and you may need to pucker up. Remember, balance is key in the universe and in your Bellini.

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It chills things down without being too intrusive, like the cool friend who's always invited. No ice, and you're sipping lukewarm sadness – no one wants that at a party.

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Recipe. How to make Strawberry Bellini Drink

  1. In a blender, combine the fresh strawberries, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
    • Blend until smooth
  2. Fill a champagne flute halfway with the strawberry puree.
  3. Slowly top off the flute with chilled Prosecco, allowing the bubbles to settle before adding more.
  4. Gently stir the mixture to combine the flavors.
  5. Garnish with a fresh strawberry on the rim of the glass.

Pro Tips

  • Use ripe, in-season strawberries for the best flavor.
  • Chill the Prosecco and the strawberry puree before mixing to ensure a cold and refreshing cocktail.

Perfect Pairings


  • Bruschetta: The acidity and freshness of the strawberries in the Bellini complement the tomatoes and basil.
  • Cheese Platter: Soft cheeses like Brie or Camembert would go nicely with the fruitiness of the cocktail.
  • Seafood: Shrimp cocktail or calamari with a light batter wouldn't overpower the delicate taste of the Strawberry Bellini.


  • Vanilla Panna Cotta: The creamy texture and subtle flavor of panna cotta pairs well with the bright notes of strawberry.
  • Lemon Tart: The citrus notes in the Bellini and the tart play off each other wonderfully.
  • Fresh Fruit Salad: A simple fruit salad can be elevated when enjoyed with this effervescent drink.

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What you could change in Strawberry Bellini

  • Prosecco can be replaced with other sparkling wines, such as Champagne or Cava.
  • Simple syrup can be replaced with agave nectar or honey for a different sweetness profile.

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And of course - twists🍹

Raspberry Bellini

Swap the strawberries for raspberries for a tart twist. Pairing the raspberries' tang with Prosecco creates a vibrant, pink drink that's a bit more sassy and sophisticated. Feel the fizz and the sass do a little tango on your taste buds.

Mango Bellini

Use sweet, ripe mangos instead of strawberries for a tropical spin. The mango puree's exotic flavor provides a sunny vacation in a glass. You'll taste a whirlwind of tropical sweetness followed by a refreshing prosecco breeze.

Peachy Keen Bellini

Take a step closer to the original Bellini by using peaches - it's how they do it in Venice! It's a more traditional, full-bodied twist that gives you a taste of Italian summer. The peach puree blends seamlessly with the Prosecco, offering a velvety mouthfeel and a sophisticated, timeless flavor.

In case you forgot basics how to make Strawberry 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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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 Strawberry Bellini

What other fruits can be used to make a Bellini?

Peach is traditionally used in a Bellini, however, various other fruits like raspberry, pineapple, or mango can also be used.

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of a Strawberry Bellini?

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

What other drinks can we prepare using strawberries?

Other popular cocktails with strawberries include the Strawberry Daiquiri, Strawberry Margarita, and the Strawberry Pimm's Cup.

What's the difference between a Bellini and a Mimosa?

Both are fruity cocktails usually served at brunch and made with sparkling wine. The main difference is the fruit used - Bellini uses pureed fruit (peach or strawberry for example) and a Mimosa uses citrus juice, usually orange.

What are some popular occasions to enjoy a Strawberry Bellini?

Apart from brunch, they're great for garden parties, wedding showers, summer barbecues, and even for a quiet evening in.

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