Recipe for Practical Application

Strawberry and White Currant Bellini Cocktail

July 20, 2017

Toast your day and use fresh summer produce with this semi-sweet Strawberry and White Currant Bellini Cocktail.  Day drinking never tasted so good!

Toast your day and use fresh summer produce with this semi-sweet Strawberry and White Currant Bellini Cocktail. Day drinking never tasted so good!

I don’t know about you, but I love a good brunch cocktail so much more during summer.   It may be the ample supply of fresh fruit, the fact that it’s in the 80’s before ten a.m., or that I feel more carefree.  Who knows?  All I know is that this Strawberry and White Currant Bellini is going to be your new favorite, it certainly is mine!

Skills & Techniques

To make sure you make this Strawberry and White Currant Bellini with the prowess of a brunch bartender, brush up on a few of these proficiencies first:

  • How To De-Stem Currants Quickly.  Take away some of the work, and check out this handy hack for getting your currants of their stems.
  • How To Purée.  The base for this cocktail is made with a finely puréed fruit base.  Make sure you know what to do for best success.
  • Buying & Storing Berries.  Find out everything you need to know about picking the ripest and juiciest strawberries at the market.  Plus, how to care for them once you’re home.

Leftovers?

Sadly, once the Prosecco is added in, there is little to no chance for storing leftovers of this Strawberry and White Currant Bellini.  (Or of not finishing it…am I right?).  If you have extra purée leftover, however, you can keep it stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in an airtight container.  If you would like it for even longer, it will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Strawberry and White Currant Bellini

This recipe is great for using up any white currants that you receive in a CSA or pick up at the farmer’s market.  White currants are sweeter than their red counterparts, but often still more tart than most people enjoying eating right off the vine.  They complement the strawberries and Prosecco nicely, but keep in mind, this is not a super sweet Bellini.  If you need to sweeten it up a bit, try adding powdered sugar into the purée a tablespoon at a time until it matches your tastes.


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This grocery list has everything that you’ll need to make this Strawberry and White Currant recipe.  To help in making grocery shopping simple, each ingredient is listed in easy-to-find grocery store amounts.  If there is no amount specified, that means that you can buy the smallest (or largest) container available and still have plenty left over.

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Toast your day and use fresh summer produce with this semi-sweet Strawberry and White Currant Bellini Cocktail. Day drinking never tasted so good!
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Strawberry and White Currant Bellini

This bright and refreshing cocktail uses delicious summer fruits to make an excellent start to the day or drink to toast with.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Alcoholic, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly Option, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 81 kcal
Author Mackenzie Ryan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white currants de-stemmed
  • 1.5 cups strawberries stems removed (plus extra for garnish)
  • dash of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 bottle of Prosecco

Instructions

Pre-Chill

  1. Place champagne flutes in the freezer for up to 20 minutes to chill the glasses.  

Strawberry and White Currant Bellini

  1. In a blender, blend together the white currants, strawberries, and lemon juice until smooth.  Press through a fine mesh sieve to remove any seeds or stems.  Reserve the strained purée.

  2. Pour the strained mixture into the pre-chilled champagne flutes until each flute is roughly half full.  Pour the Prosecco on top, being careful not to overflow, and gently stir in the puréed mixture.  Serve.

Recipe Notes

To make this recipe kid-friendly, try using sparkling water or sparkling white grape juice instead of the Prosecco.

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