Mix Up This Lychee Rosé Bollybellini for a Crowd

Lychee Rosé Bollybellini
Prep Time
10 min
8 servings

This luxurious and visually stunning cocktail is the perfect drink to make when hosting guests. Drawing inspiration from the iconic drink at Dishoom, a renowned Bombay-inspired restaurant in London, this drink lives up to its name. It begins with a bottle of chilled sparkling rosé, which is elevated by the aromatic saffron and spice-infused simple syrup. The raspberry puree lends the drink a fruity flavour that seamlessly complements the lychee juice. Whether you’re a seasoned mixologist or a novice, crafting this cocktail in a champagne flute with an edible gold leaf rim is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on your guests. Cheers!

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Saffron Simple Syrup

cup water
cup sugar
green cardamom pods
star anise
cinnamon stick
tsp saffron

Raspberry Puree

cups raspberries
Tbsp sugar
Tbsp lemon juice


oz saffron simple syrup
cup raspberry puree
cup lychee juice
bottle sparkling rosé
Edible gold leaf, to garnish


Step 1

For the saffron simple syrup, in a saucepan, combine sugar, water, green cardamom pods, star anise, the cinnamon stick, and saffron.

Step 2

Place the saucepan on the stovetop over medium heat and allow it to come to a gentle boil. Once it reaches a boil, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes.

Step 3

After simmering, remove the saucepan from the heat and let the syrup cool to room temperature. Once the syrup has cooled, strain and set aside.

Step 4

For the raspberry puree, heat all ingredients together in a saucepan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, or until the raspberries start to bubble and break down.

Step 5

Pulse the mixture in a food processor or blender until smooth, adding small splashes of water until the puree is smooth and pourable. 

Step 6

For the cocktail, combine saffron simple syrup, raspberry puree, and lychee juice in a pitcher.

Raspberry puree being added to a pitcher
Step 7

Gently stir to combine the ingredients.

Ingredients being stirred in pitched
Step 8

Carefully pour an entire bottle of sparkling rosé into the mixture.

Bottle of sparkling rose being poured into pitcher
Step 9

Garnish champagne flutes with flakes of edible gold leaf.

Champagne flutes being garnished with gold leaf
Step 10

Pour the prepared bellini into the garnished champagne flutes and serve immediately.

Drink being poured into prepared flutes

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