This Strawberry Ginger Bellini is a fun sparkling cocktail perfect for brunch or anytime! Sparkling rosé and strawberries create a pretty pink cocktail with a hint of ginger! Everyone loves this delicious cocktail!
What to do With a Sparkling Rosé?
We belong to a wine club and occasionally with our regular wines they include a sparkling wine. Pretty much the only time we drink sparkling wine is when we are out at brunch or it's New Year's Eve. We don't sit around watching tv with a bit of the bubbly, like we do a nice bottle of red or white.
Strawberries are a natural match for a sparkling rosé. Since my strawberries were Driscoll's, I went to their site to look for cocktail ideas. They had a raspberry bellini that sounded good. With a few tweaks, I bring you this delicious Strawberry Ginger Bellini.
How to Make a Strawberry Bellini
Let's talk about how to make a Strawberry Bellini. It's super easy, so I didn't really need to take step by step photos. However, I was practicing using Wifi tethering to use my phone to view and take the photos.
I managed to make it work, however I did notice that if you wear something really contrasty like a striped apron, even though you tell the camera to focus on the glass, the camera says, "Oh no thank you, I much prefer how easy it is to focus on those stripes."
Let's ignore the fact that I apparently don't know what to do with my left hand while making cocktails.
Step 1 - Gather your ingredients - ginger liqueur, sparkling rosé, lime juice, and simple syrup.
Step 2 - Add ginger liqueur to the cocktail shaker (see tips below.)
Step 3 - Add lime juice to the cocktail shaker.
Step 4 - Add simple syrup to the cocktail shaker (see tips below.)
Step 5 - Add two diced strawberries to the cocktail shaker.
Step 6 - Add ice and shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds.
Step 7 - Add 2 1/2 ounces of Sparkling Rosé to glass and pour the strained contents of the cocktail shaker into the glass. Alternately you could pour the contents of the shaker into the glass and top with rosé - that's what I did with the second cocktail.
Tips for Making this Bellini
Ginger liqueur can be very expensive, however you can make Homemade Ginger Liqueur for much, much less and it's so easy!
Keep a bottle of simple syrup in your fridge and you are always ready to make cocktails. Just mix equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat, stir until sugar dissolves. Stored in the fridge, it will keep for about a month.
Using this Ginger Simple Syrup would bring even more ginger flavor to the cocktail!
If you don't have ginger liqueur or ginger simple syrup, just add some diced fresh ginger with the strawberries to the cocktail shaker.
If you want a stronger strawberry flavor, muddle the strawberries with the liqueur, simple syrup and lime juice before adding the ice to the cocktail shaker.
Strawberry Ginger Bellini
This was so good. Not too sweet, just right. The strawberry and rosé pair beautifully together and the hint of ginger just makes it even better! Even though it looks like a girly cocktail, it's not, my husband loved it! He kept talking about how smooth it was!
This is the perfect brunch cocktail and it would be great for Mother's Day, Easter or any day!
Looking for More Sparkling Cocktails
See even more sparkling cocktails on my Sparkling Cocktails Pinterest Board!
Strawberry Ginger Bellini
- 2 1/2 ounces sparkling rosé
- 1 ounce ginger liqueur
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- 2 strawberries diced, plus 1 for garnish
- Place ginger liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup and strawberries in a cocktail shaker.
- Add ice to shaker and shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds.
- Strain into a flute and top with sparkling rosé. Garnish with a strawberry.