Strawberry Bellinis #Giveaway

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Venice. The tide was out…and Piazza San Marco was abuzz with tourists. Some friends from Indy were also in the city of love for the day, so we gathered with them at a cafe on the square, where a self dubbed professional waiter catered to our every need. Karen and I sipped on our peach bellinis near where they were first served, at the famous Harry’s Bar. Made of white peach puree and Prosecco, a sparkling Italian wine, the classic Bellini is elegant and oh, so tasty. And I wanted to create a strawberry version while I had some ripe, fragrant berries in my fridge. That’s how these Strawberry Bellinis came about.


My friend, Heidi, a mixologist extraordinaire, sent me some samples of her new product, Not So Simple Syrup. Made of completely natural ingredients and FDA approved, I used her strawberry version to make these lovely cocktails. I tossed 2 cups of berries and 2 tablespoons of Strawberry Not So Simple Syrup into my blender, pureed, then strained. This flavor packed puree was divided between martini glasses, topped with champagne and garnished with a luscious strawberry. Easy as can be…and just as delicious.

Strawberry Bellini
 
Ingredients
Recipe adapted from Food Network
  • 1 pint ripe strawberries, stems removed (plus a couple for garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons Strawberry Not So Simple Syrup
  • Champagne
Instructions
  1. Puree strawberries and simple syrup in blender. Strain mixture and divide between two glasses. Top with champagne and garnish each with a strawberry to serve.
Yield: 2 servings
    Total time: 5-10 minutes

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      Comments

      1. Hi Liz your Bellinis are gorgeous! Too sad I am not eligible for the syrup. That’s ok maybe another time!

      2. So pretty, Liz! Beautiful Venice memories, too. How great that you got to share Italy with friends =)

      3. Your drinks look great (even at 5:30 in the morning:@) My favorite cocktail would be Mimosas. I’ll be the syrups would be great with iced tea too!

      4. Mmmm favorite cocktail… I love mimosasa… or whatever it’s called when you make it with grapefruit juice!

      5. sistersister says:

        Any suggestions for a substitute for the champagne for those who don’t drink alcohol ?

      6. Absolutely beautiful, Liz! And I love the idea of a strawberry bellini.

      7. Liz, these look fruity and delicious. I love Heidi’s product.

      8. Stunning cocktails, these sound great, love the strawberry! Ur description of Venice is gorgeous 🙂

      9. Stunning photography as always…. and I adore a Bellini, thanks for incorporating the Not So Simple Syrup into such a classic and of course for hosting the Giveaway! Good Luck everyone 🙂

      10. I would love this bellini right now! Boo for the contest being just in the US 😉

      11. St. Germain Cocktail!

      12. My favorite cocktail is a Moscow Mule and this is an awesome product, thanks for introducing it to me! PS I am having problems entering through raffle copter, the pin it button is taking over the widget.

      13. I always imagine sitting on my deck, surrounded by flowers, relaxing and drinking a bellini. I really need to get around to doing that! Love this twist on them.

      14. Gorgeous bellini, I’m all for a mental trip to Venice! 🙂

      15. This look delicious Lizzy and I love strawberries!

      16. That would be my drink of choice! 😉

      17. Jill Hartley says:

        Bellinis and Martinis!

      18. I’d like to be sipping cocktails at Harry’s Bar in Venice. That does sound very romantic. And I’ll have one of each – a peach and then a strawberry! I’m so glad you dog survived the surgery. I hope the wound heals quickly and that your dog leaves the stitches alone. When my Rosie was de-sexed she pulled out first the external stitches and then the internal stitches. It was horrific. I had to rush her back to the vet for another round of surgery and they kept her in for longer on sedation to allow the wound to heal. Honestly! xx

      19. Sadly, my tummy does not tolerate alcohol. But if it did, a Pineapple Mojito would be on my top priority list!

      20. I love a crisp gin and tonic!!! So refreshing.

      21. A French 75

      22. These look like they can be VERY dangerous….I can easily see myself sipping drink after delicious drink!

        Any substitute suggestions for Strawberry Not So Simple Syrup should I not have this on hand?

      23. LUSH & Lovely! xx MMmmmm

      24. I love a malibu bay breeze

      25. Gin and tonic is so nice in the summer….

      26. Michael Beckham says:

        Sounds good to me.

      27. Lizzy,
        Your Bellini looks delicious. I hadn’t heard about these until earlier this year at a baby shower. Crazy right? Especially since I’m Italian.
        When I used to drink, I loved Amaretto and Orange Juice.
        Annamaria

      28. Barbara Bradford says:

        I love to try new drinks, but I always come back to a White Russian over shaved ice…

      29. Tracy foster says:

        Love Heidi Webb.

      30. I love sangrias. 🙂

      31. Only open to US residents? 🙁

        Sigh…

      32. How much I wished I could participate! =D
        I d love to make your cool new strawberry bellini Liz, sounds so refreshing.

      33. My favorite cocktail would be a Moscatini. Delish.

      34. Your bellini looks delightful!

      35. Mama is gonna need one of these once baby goes down for bed!

      36. I love a Sprite and Pineapple Soda mix with lots of ice!

      37. Love a good fruity cocktail! 🙂

      38. I’m just here for your gorgeous bellinis since I’m not applicable to join the giveaway *sigh* 😀

      39. Another great twist on a cocktail to add to my never ending list!

      40. My favorite cocktail is martini. These syrups sounds perfect for any cocktails! 🙂

      41. Helen Rowland says:

        a cosmo!

      42. Venice..sighs..Love the place. this bellini is so gorgeous, cocktails anytime.:).

      43. Martini, shaken not stirred!

      44. I love dirty martinis

      45. My fave cocktail is a LemonDrop…YUM!

      46. Sandy Headtke says:

        I love fruit infused water, non-alcoholic beverages only.

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