The traditional Venetian Rossini cocktail contains just two ingredients strawberries and Prosecco. It is named after Gioacchino Rossini, the Italian opera composer who was by all accounts, a pretty good chef when not penning operas although it’s hard to know when he found the time. He wrote 38 operas by the time he was 38 so I’m guessing this quick and easy cocktail must have been a light relief. Opera trivia aside, I’m not against a little Prosecco and if I were having this in the evening, I might well be inclined, but it is equally good with sparkling water.
NOTES: For a probiotic boost, try using water or coconut kefir instead of sparkling water or Prosecco.
- 4 cups strawberries
- 2 tbsp raw honey or agave
- 1 bottle of sparkling water, water or coconut kefir or Prosecco
- Blend the strawberries until smooth.
- Sieve the strawberry mixture to remove the pips. Do not skip this step, as tempting as it is, because you will end up with a mouthful of pips.
- Stir the raw honey or agave to the sieved strawberry mixture. Spoon into the bottom of four glasses.
- Top with sparkling water or Prosecco to serve.