Yes, you read it correctly… Today is National Prosecco Day! An actual day where you can drink prosecco any time of the day and no one can judge because it’s a National day! We are so excited to have teamed up with Bottega to show you how to make the perfect Rossini with a bottle of Bottega Prosecco!
We know many of our readers cannot drink at this moment, (We are thinking of you!) and others may need one at 4 am when baby refuses to accept that it is still night time, but you can bookmark this page and try making them at a later date. They taste amazing! Every day should be Prosecco Day!
What a better way to drink Prosecco, than a bottle of Bottega. Not only will you feel like a royal drinking it, you will look like one too. 😍
Bottega is a third generation winery and distillery, led by the Bottega family, located in Bibano, 45 km North of Venice, halfway between the lagoon and the Dolomites. Despite being mainly renowned for its sparkling wines – specifically Prosecco – Bottega produces and distributes typical Italian premium quality liqueurs, spirits, and wines from Valpolicella and Montalcino.
You can buy Bottega in many UK shops, so keep an eye out for the distinct sparkling bottle!
Rossini is the strawberry variation of the Bellini, the classic cocktail created by Giuseppe Cipriani at Harry’s Bar in Venice, in the mid-XX century. It is prepared using strawberries instead of white peaches (typical of Bellini) and is named after the composer Gioacchino Rossini – but also recalls the name “Rosso”, that means “Red” in Italian. Click the image to watch a video tutorial!
- Ice Cubes
- Strawberry Juice
- Bottega Prosecco Doc
To prepare a refreshing Rossini, you should cut two thick slices from one strawberry and reserve. Mash the remaining strawberries with sugar and lemon juice in a blender to make a syrup, and pour in a mixing glass with some ice cubes. Top up with Prosecco Bottega, stir gently, strain into a flûte and serve with the strawberry slice on the rim of the glass. Serve this versatile cocktail in place of mimosas at brunch, as an aperitif, or with dessert.
Not fancy Strawberry?
Don’t worry, Check out their other videos to make a cocktail that is perfect for the occasion but clicking on the name:
Bottega Spritz: This is a very drink made that blends Prosecco and Limoncino in a very refreshing drink, perfect for summertime
Mimosa: A very classic Prosecco cocktail made with fresh orange juice
Mediterraneo: This is a very intriguing cocktail, made with grappa, prosecco, citrus and basil leaves. It is surprising how grappa can be such a versatile ingredient!
Click here for other cocktails with Bottega that you can make!
So there you have it, how to make a perfect Rossini! In fact, I think I need to run out and buy more Bottega. Not only does it taste amazing, it looks amazing! 😍