Thursday, February 5, 2015

Strawberry Balsamic Bellini

This is a wonderful choice for a special Valentines celebration, and also works brilliantly for summer evening gatherings. It is a fresh and sweet cocktail, easy to produce and so delicious that you will have your guests smiling over the taste and the simplicity to prepare.

As far as flavor combinations go, it doesn't get much better than this. Strawberries and champagne are so well matched that it's a creation that could only have been forged by the Gods.

The Strawberry Bellini takes that combination to a whole new level. Blending the strawberries and balsamic into the sparkling wine creates a union that could easily be described as heavenly.

                               Try it; you’ll see what I mean.






3 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced

1/2 cup confectioner's sugar

1/4 cup Joe and Son's Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar

Sparkling wine or Prosecco


Blend 3 cups strawberries, confectioners' sugar, and Strawberry Balsamic together in a blender until smooth.
Chill in freezer for 20 minutes or until slushy.
You can make it in advance and freeze it, just let it thaw a bit in advance before your guests arrive.


Put a heaping tablespoon of the strawberry slush into the bottom of a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with a slice of strawberry (optional).

Footnote: I have to give credit to “Ashley” for the use of her photo. Mine didn’t look as pretty as hers.





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