Do you remember Bellini? You aren’t fond of peach? No problem! Use strawberries instead and make your Rossini! It’s an easy, refreshing, and fruity drink made with sparkling wine and strawberry pulp. A tribute to the renowned composer Gioachino Rossini, this cocktail originated in 1948 by Giuseppe Cipriani as a variation of the famous Bellini cocktail.


Gioachino Rossini

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868), the celebrated composer of the Rossini cocktail’s namesake, was born in Pesaro (Marche Region), Italy. He began his musical journey as a child prodigy, touring with his parents in Italy. In Bologna, he received formal music education and composed his first opera, “Demetrio e Polibio,” in 1812. Rossini’s career took off in 1810 with “La cambiale di matrimonio,” and he went on to compose over thirty operas, dominating the Italian opera scene. He ventured into Naples, where his works gained fame, and later settled in Paris. His French period brought masterpieces like “Guillaume Tell.” Rossini’s legacy endures through his timeless music. I’m sure you know who Rossini is! Check this out:



  • 2/3 Prosecco
  • 1/3 fresh strawberry purée



You won’t need any ice! Make sure that everything (the glasses and the ingredients) is cold. You can add a bit of sugar or simple syrup and a few drops of lemon juice to the purée. Pour the strawberry purée into a chilled glass (a flûte) and add the Prosecco. Stir very gently. Garnish with a strawberry if you wish.



  1. Chill Everything: Ensure that both the ingredients and the glasses are chilled.
  2. Fresh Strawberries: Opt for ripe, sweet strawberries. Ensure they are washed, hulled, and chilled.
  3. Strain the Purée: For a smoother texture, strain the strawberry purée through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any seeds.
  4. Prosecco: Haven’t you managed to find it? No problem! Replace it with another sparkling wine. Try your best to find Prosecco, though…ok? ❣️
  5. Pitchers: Since you can whip up a big batch of strawberry purée with a blender, this cocktail is perfect for partying with a pitcher of Rossini.

Salute! 🍓