We are all good lovers of the typical Italian aperitif ! especially when prosecco is involved and strawberries are fresh and in full taste! they can be so charming and perfumed, they are simply the best way to make a special twist on a classical glass of bubbles!
for many years we have loved the classic and immortal “Rossini” cocktail, for those not much familiar with the recipe, but today with the incoming trend of the superfoods and the healthy drinking, low alcoholic mixology seems to be more than just a privilege.
we are showing today HOW we can work on a classic recipe, adding it a value of nutrition, some organic natural sugars such as bee pollen and slices of ginger!
GINGER is the spicy touch in this cocktail that combines old style mixology to more valuable healthy benefits such as HELPING DIGESTION. NATURAL OIL SUCH AS GINGEROL who brings the anti-inflammatory effects alongside with nausea and pain reliefs just in case you decide to go for a drink instead of your usual cough syrups 🙂 -the root of ginger also helps muscle and sore pain relief –
BEE POLLEN: commonly taken by sport professionals due to his low caloric rapport and they enzymes help digestion and is an appetite stimulant! (check here another cocktail where you can use bee pollen as a substitute to sugar)
here we play with just a touch of it as the bee pollen sweets the drink up to desired taste, we try to make it very balanced with the spiciness of ginger but, some of us like sweet things and so… we just need to adjust our strawberries puree with one or two teaspoons of bee pollen (previously) heated up in a pan and made it as a syrup, in liquid form.
STRAWBERRIES: we are quite lucky in this last years to be able to find strawberries pretty much all year round, but sometimes they are just not too tasty; tip n.1 can be just waiting for them to get more mature and for them to reach their best natural sweetness; tip n. 2 ADJUST with bee pollen to let the flavours be carried together and enhancing their taste.
In this photographic contest we have played with dark background and lots of shades, putting the main subjects on an underexposed scene, we have taken as inspiration the best paintings of the Caravaggio artist and the movement of the “still life” era.