Rossini cocktail is a refreshing drink made of Prosecco and blended strawberry pulp. It is an excellent aperitif, also perfect for low-alcohol cocktail lovers thanks to its fruity component that adds a sweet and pleasant flavor.
Dedicated to the famous composer Gioacchino Rossini from Pesaro (Italy), this tasty cocktail was created in Venice in the middle of the 20th century, as a variant of the more ancient Bellini cocktail whose mix is based on prosecco and white peach pulp. Rossini cocktail is the idea of bartender Giuseppe Cipriani who for the first time blended Prosecco Brut and whipped strawberry pulp in a flute starting the long and successful history of this tasty and at the same time simple cocktail, perfect for a cool moment among friends but also appreciated in more "elegant" occasions as an aperitif.
Rossini is part of the family of sparkling cocktails, in other words the preparations whose main component are sparkling wines such as Prosecco and Champagne, the name is in fact associated to the English word meaning "carbonated".
Wash and clean the strawberries from the leaves, cut them into small pieces leaving some aside for decoration.
Make a pulp using an immersion blender. Put the mixture in a flute glass using a strainer to separate the pulp from the seeds of the fruit.
Take some cold Prosecco Brut and slowly add it to the strawberry puree so that it doesn't foam too much.
Add a few drops of lemon and serve the cocktail garnished with a strawberry cut on the edge of the glass.
Rossini cocktail can also be made in large quantities by using a carafe and cooling it down with ice cubes, in this way it will save time in the preparation while keeping the taste fresh.
– Tintoretto: inspired by the famous painter, in this variant of Rossini is used pomegranate juice together with Prosecco.
– Mimosa: variant made of Prosecco and orange juice, ideal in winter months when this fruit is ripe.
– Buck's Fizz: alternative to Mimosa, it is different for the ratio of prosecco and orange juice