Lemon Bellini Recipe

Robyn Lee

Sorbet for breakfast? Why not?

This citrusy bellini variation is easy to make and refreshing to drink, lightly tart and just a little more sophisticated than the standard peach version.

Feel free to garnish with an additional scoop of lemon sorbet or a few raspberries when they're in season, or slice up some kumquats and drop them in each glass.

This drink is adapted from 101 Champagne Cocktails by Kim Haasarud.

Recipe Facts



Active: 2 mins
Total: 2 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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  • 1 spoonful softened lemon sorbet
  • 1/2 ounce citrus vodka
  • 4 ounces sparkling wine or rosé Champagne
  • garnish: lemon wheel, sliced kumquats, or 3 raspberries, additional sorbet


  1. Combine the sorbet with the vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Add the champagne and stir gently. Strain into a champagne flute and garnish with lemon wheel, raspberries, or extra sorbet.

Special equipment

cocktail shaker, cocktail strainer

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