A fresh update on a traditional brunch cocktail, this Strawberry Shortcake Bellini is perfectly pretty and oh-so-refreshing!
Strawberry Shortcake Bellini
Brunch is definitely a thing here in Houston, Texas. In fact, during my college days, many an afternoon was spent unwinding with friends over comfort food and light and fizzy champagne cocktails.
While mimosas might be the brunch go-to, I actually enjoyed bellinis just as much (maybe more) because orange juice is a bit on the tart side. A bellini seemed just a tad more sophisticated, and I think it just tasted plain delicious!
Related: Try something extra and pair these Strawberry Bellinis with our Strawberry Champagne Cookies!
What is a Bellini?
A bellini is an Italian cocktail traditionally made with Prosecco sparkling wine and peach juice or puree.
However, these days you’ll often see the name more liberally used to describe any combination of sparking wine and fruit juice/puree, like champagne and mango.
My favorite unique Bellini variety is the Strawberry Bellini. (Also known as a Rossini if you want to be super technical about it).
For this recipe we went even one step further to make a Strawberry Shortcake Bellini — it tastes just like the classic summer dessert!
Instead of plain old Prosecco, we used sparking Rosé wine to give it a distinctly pink hue. Super festive!
If you’re looking for something new to try for brunch or a day at the pool with friends, then this is just what you’ve been looking for!
PS – One of my other favorite sparkling cocktails is a Pink Palmoa (if you’re a tequila fan you’ll love this one too!)
Strawberry Shortcake Bellini Ingredients
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- Rosé sparkling wine (I get my wines through Winc wine club)
- Birthday cake vodka (or vanilla vodka)
- Fresh strawberries, sliced
- Strawberry puree, optional
- Ice, as needed
A free printable copy of this recipe with full ingredient amounts is available at the bottom of the post.
Keep reading for step-by-step instructions and prep tips, or click here to jump to printable recipe.
How to Make a Pitcher of Strawberry Bellinis
Combine vodka and sparkling Rosé in a large pitcher with ice. Take care pouring the rose to prevent it from foaming up over the top of the pitcher.
TIP: If you want your Strawberry Shortcake Bellinis to be a little sweeter, feel free to add 1/4 cup strawberry puree too.
Add sliced strawberries to pitcher and stir to chill.
Pour into champagne flutes and garnish with a slice or two of fresh strawberries.
TIP: To prevent watering down, you can use frozen strawberries in place of ice to chill your Bellini pitcher. We use frozen fruit to chill our famous Tropical Rum Punch too!
Where to find amazing (and affordable) Rosé wine:
I can’t rave enough about Winc monthly wine club membership! (It’s actually the number one rated wine club).
My brother and future sister-in-law gifted me with a Winc membership for Christmas a couple years ago, and I loved it so much that I kept up my subscription ever since!
I enjoy trying new types of wine, and this takes the pressure out of picking one bottle from the massive selection at the grocery store. (Anyone else get overwhelmed by too many choices??)
When you sign up with Winc, you fill out a short survey about your taste preferences. Each shipment is tailored to your style, but you can always switch things around if you see something else you want to try. It’s so exciting to see what surprises they send for me each month! (And it always ensures that I have something on hand for last-minute dinner guests).
There are a couple rose varieties that Winc offers that I love so I make sure to stock up every summer. Bottles start as low as $13 and shipping is free. Plus, who doesn’t love to get fun surprises in the mail??
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Strawberry Shortcake Bellini
- 1 bottle Rosé sparkling wine
- 1/2 cup vodka birthday cake or vanilla flavored
- 2 cups fresh strawberries sliced
- 1/4 cup strawberry puree optional
- Ice as needed
- Combine vodka and sparkling rose in a large pitcher with ice. Take care pouring the rose to prevent it from foaming up over the top of the pitcher. (For a sweeter cocktail, add 1/4 cup strawberry puree).
- Add sliced strawberries to pitcher, stir to chill.
- Pour into champagne flutes and garnish with fresh strawberries.