Strawberry Juice and a Champagne Cocktail

June  9, 2014
3 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Makes about 2 cups strawberry puree, enough for 8 to 10 drinks
What You'll Need
  • 1 quart ripe strawberries, rinsed and hulled
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar (plus more, depending on the sweetness of your berries)
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Champagne (optional -- and not a really expensive bottle, but no swill!)
  1. Put the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a blender and puree until smooth. Taste for sweetness, and add more sugar if you like.
  2. Once it tastes right, you can pass the puree through a fine sieve to get rid of the strawberry seeds if you like (I don't, because I enjoy their crunch).
  3. If you're making strawberry juice, stir 3 tablespoons of the puree into about 5 ounces of cold water. Add ice if you like.
  4. To make a Rossini, put 3 tablespoons of the strawberry puree in a tumbler or a large wine glass. Pour a little Champagne into the glass, and combine with the puree by stirring gently with a spoon. Fill the glass with Champagne (it will foam up as you pour -- this is part of the fun) and serve immediately, preferably with some salty little cheese biscuits.

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5 Reviews

Cynthia C. June 24, 2015
Me too! I was just in Michigan and the strawberries were wonderful. I bought way too many (if that's possible) and just found another way to use them! Thanks!
Nothing I. May 18, 2015
Made this with Prosecco and it was delicious! Ended up adding a little more strawberry puree (4 Tblsp. total) to get more of the berry flavor to come through, and garnished with basil (mint would be great too).
Virginia M. July 20, 2014
The champagne cocktail was particularly delicious. Great for Sunday brunch!
Jo S. June 18, 2014
How many gram of strawberries is a quart then? :)
Cristina S. June 10, 2014
I am definitely making a batch this weekend. What a great way to use up some of the market strawberries I keep compulsively buying..