Strawberry Basil Bellini
Ken and I have started to play around with some cocktail ideas and came up with this Strawberry Basil Bellini. I first thought of a blueberry basil Bellini but the color was not so pleasant. You first eat with your eyes and I don’t care what it tastes like if it is not initially appealing I am not going to like it near as much. That is why all these food photography sites are all doing so well.
So we ditched that idea and moved onto a strawberry basil Bellini. I love the spiciness of the basil with the sweet taste of the strawberry. The combination of mixing in sweet fruit into a salad or having crushed black peppercorns on strawberries is a flavor that I have always loved. I hope you enjoy these as much as we did. Cheers!!!!!!!!!
Strawberry Basil Bellini
I love the spiciness of the basil with the sweet taste of the strawberry. I have always enjoyed the combination of mixing in sweet fruit into salad or having crushed black peppercorns on strawberries
- 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
- 1 oz. simple syrup
- 2 small basil leaf or 1 medium
- For the simple syrup mix one cup sugar and one cup water in a saucepan, stir and bring to a boil. Once sugar is dissolved remove from heat. Refrigerate until cold.
- Blend the ingredients in a blender until pureed.
- Divide the puree between four glasses and top with Prosecco or your favorite sparkling wine.
- Garnish with a slice of strawberry and basil leaf.
You can make the simple syrup ahead of time and store it in your refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 20Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g
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Comments & Reviews
Jessica Fuller says
That looks so delicious and refreshing! And I could have one now! Blueberry might not be SO bad…..maybe you could use it at a party with a “blue” theme?
Sandra's Easy Cooking says
Wow…that looks refreshing and stunning! Wonderful job!!!
Elizabeth @ Eating Local in the Lou says
Oh after the day I’ve had, these would be perfect! And of course I’m all about local…strawberries and basil are easily found at farmer’s markets right now!
Barb @ Profiteroles & Ponytails says
This is such a creative combination of flavours. I’m bookmarking the recipe so that I can try it one night soon!
Sarah Rose says
You must have read my mind, because I was just looking for a champagne cocktail recipe to make for Mama’s Day! This is perfect!
Crystal @ A Lovin' Forkful says
These are beautiful. Such great flavors for a bellini.