Strawberry Basil Bellini

Happy Friday everyone!  I’m sending you this fantastic little cocktail from Nashville, TN!

Getting back to today’s post, in honor of my birthday, the month of May and a fun girl’s weekend, I give you this yummy little cocktail that is the drink form answer for the rising temps of Spring.  Plump, sweet, juicy local strawberries come together with the licorice flavor of basil to create a wonderfully unique mixture to stir into bubbly Prosecco.  The perfect drink morning, noon or night.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Strawberry Basil Bellini

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups of sugar or 1 cup of agave
  • 2 cups of water
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • Prosecco

Instructions

In a medium saucepan, combine the strawberries, basil, sugar and water.  Cook on medium heat for about 10-15 minutes until the strawberries are soft.  Allow the mixture to cool completely.  Blend the strawberry mixture until it’s smooth and then strain it into a pitcher through a fine mesh sieve.

Pour about a ¼ cup of the strawberry mixture into a champagne glass and then fill the glass with Prosecco.  Stir to combine.