Lemon Bellini Recipe

Lemon Bellini Recipe

[Photograph: 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.

  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 2 minutes
  • Total time:2 minutes


  • 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. 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.