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Strawberry Bellini

This vibrant pink strawberry bellini is the perfect celebratory drink for any occasion! It’s fruity, bubbly, and oh-so refreshing. I love serving it for weekend brunches!

It’s also surprisingly easy to make at home. The key is using fresh, ripe strawberries for the puree and high-quality Prosecco.

Add a bit of sugar to sweeten it, and you have a delicious sparkling sipper. Trust me, it’s impossible to stop at just one!

Glass of Strawberry berllini with sparkling wine pouring to it.
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Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Bellini

Elegant Presentation: The fresh strawberries give it a stunning pink hue, and the Prosecco adds a slight shimmer. It’s perfect for special occasions. 

Effortless Elegance: It requires just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time. You don’t have to be an experienced bartender to make it. 

Seasonal Delight: With fresh berries, this recipe is an excellent way to celebrate the flavors of summer. It offers a refreshing and fruity beverage for the warmer months.

Strawberry berllini in cocktail glass garnished with fresh strawberries.


  • Prosecco: This Italian sparkling white wine is the perfect base for your Bellini. It gives the drink its signature fizz and light, celebratory feel. 
  • Fresh Strawberries: Select fully ripe berries with few to no blemishes to make the puree. You’ll also add a few to garnish.
  • Sugar: Though optional, I always add a little granulated sugar to my Bellinis. Doing so enhances the berries’ natural sweetness. 
Fresh strawberries inside food processor.
Strawberry puree inside food processor.

How to Make a Strawberry Bellini

Whether you’re an experienced bartender or a newbie mixologist doesn’t matter. Almost anyone can pull together this simple, three-ingredient drink. 

1. Puree the berries. Blend 8 ounces of fresh hulled strawberries until smooth. Then, strain them to remove any seeds. 

2. Sweeten. This step is optional. Taste the puree and see if it needs extra sugar. If so, add up to 2 teaspoons to sweeten it. 

3. Make the drinks. Divide the puree into four glasses, filling them each 1/3 full. Then, slowly top the puree with chilled Prosecco, allowing the foam to settle. 

4. Garnish and serve. Add extra strawberries for the garnish. Then, serve and enjoy! 

Three glasses of strawberry berlini garnished with fresh strawberries.

Tips for the Best Strawberry Bellini

Here are some of my best Bellini-making tips: 

  • Keep things chilly. Make sure the Prosecco, glasses, and strawberry puree are all well chilled for the best results.
  • The riper, the better. Fully ripe, sweet strawberries will give you the best flavor. Taste the berries first and add sugar only if needed.
  • Don’t forget to strain! Thoroughly strain the strawberry puree through a fine mesh sieve. This will help you remove all the seeds for a smooth texture.
  • Get a step ahead. These drinks taste best when served immediately. However, you can prepare the strawberry puree beforehand to save time later. Simply refrigerate it until you’re ready to make the drinks. 
  • Don’t rush it! I know the directions already say this, but it’s essential to remember. If you pour too quickly, the Prosecco will foam too much and ruin the bubbles.
Two glasses of bubbly sparkling wine garnished with fresh strawberries.


Despite how much I love this drink, I often like to play with my recipes. Here are some of my favorite variations: 

  • Make it a mocktail. For an alcohol-free Bellini, replace the Prosecco with sparkling water, ginger ale, or lemon-lime soda. Easy-peasy! 
  • No Prosecco? No problem! You can make this drink with Champagne or practically any sparkling white wine. You could even try it with a dry sparkling Rosé. 
  • Use different fruits. This recipe is wonderfully customizable. You don’t have to stick strictly to strawberries. Swap them out for raspberries, pineapple, or peach.
  • Use a combination of fruits. Besides replacing the strawberries, you can also add to them. Try combinations like strawberry-mango, strawberry-peach, or strawberry-rhubarb.
  • Make it slightly tart. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice for a tart, refreshing twist.
  • Add an herbal note. Blend in some fresh basil or mint to the strawberry puree for an extra dimension of flavor. Lavender is a nice touch, too. 
  • Make it spicy. Muddle a teaspoon of grated fresh ginger into the puree for a kick.

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Strawberry Bellini

Course: CocktailCuisine: Italian


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This strawberry Bellini is the perfect addition to any brunch! The combo of fresh strawberries and bubbly Prosecco is so fresh and inviting.


  • 8 ounces (1 cup) fresh strawberries, hulled

  • 2 teaspoons sugar, or to taste (optional)

  • 1 bottle (750 ml) Prosecco or other sparkling wine, chilled

  • fresh strawberries for garnish


  • Puree the strawberries in a blender or food processor until smooth. Strain the puree through a fine mesh sieve to remove the seeds.
  • Taste the strained strawberry puree. If it is very tart, stir in the sugar until dissolved. Adjust sweetness to your preference.
  • Divide the strawberry puree between four Champagne flutes or cocktail glasses, filling each about 1/3 full.
  • Slowly top off each glass with the chilled Prosecco, pouring a little at a time as it will foam up. Gently stir to combine.
  • Garnish each glass with a fresh strawberry on the rim, if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!


  • Adjust the ratio of strawberry puree to Prosecco to your taste. Use more puree for a fruitier flavor or more Prosecco for a drier cocktail.

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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