Fine music and fine wine make the perfect pair and so the Rossini Cocktail was born..make it with Santa Margherita Prosecco and you have the perfect opening to a dinner or a party..
The Rossini is another version of the Bellini cocktail. It began to become popular in the last century. Prepared with puree of fresh strawberries and Prosecco. Serve this cocktail in a fluted glass and you will have an elegant and refreshing drink. This cocktail is named after the composer Giacomo Rossini.
The Barber of Seville , The William Tell Overture penned by Rossini make perfect background music while serving and sipping….
Recipe for the cocktail is 1/3 fresh strawberry puree to 2/3 cold Prosecco or Champagne. The preparation consists of the simple union of the ingredients in a glass with some ice.
The most complicated part of this (if you can call it that) is making the strawberry puree. The only way to do this is to put washed, cleaned strawberries in a blender or small food processor. Once pureed, mix with a few drops of lemon juice and some sugar syrup (made by mixing water and sugar over low heat till sugar is melted
If you are in the Philadelphia, Pa area tomorrow -February 2nd tune into the !10 show in the morning I will be cooking up a lasagna with porcini mushrooms and truffles..Santa Margherita Prosecco pairs with this dish for a a festive dinner.
More recipes in the award winning book The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: Holidays & Special Occasions that just won The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.