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Ready-to-drink Cocktail Review: Trader Joe's Secco Strawberry & Raspberry Rossini

Posted by Jaime Fowler on

Trader Joe's Secco Strawberry and Raspberry Rossini reviewed by The Pursuit of Cocktails

Photo by Alyssa Lynne Photography

TJ's is always a good idea

I have been sniffing out the booze at Trader Joe's for awhile now. While traditionally they have only carried beer, wine, and a maybe if you're lucky a handful of liquors, they seem to be getting the message that cocktails are back in a major way. Recently I've noticed the addition of more liquors, mixers, a spiked seltzer that I hear is really good, and the bottled cocktail we are here to review today.

The Secco Rossini's first caught my eye because they are pretty. Five pretty, pastel colors in a sexy matte champagne bottle? There might as well have been a sign with my name on it right above them. I debated for a while whether or not these bellini like bottled cocktails were really a cocktail. But then I remembered I make the rules around here and I decided YES. Yes, they are a cocktail in my book because they are not beer or wine. Technically it is a mix of champagne and fruit puree. Plus, they definitely fall into my "easy entertaining" category which is what this blog is all about. 

So here we are. We are doing it. We are trying the strawberry and raspberry rossini.

Here is my official review of Trader Joe's Secco Strawberry & Raspberry Rossini :

Four cocktail shakers

Soooo good! I served this cocktail at a "spa party" themed photo shoot (more about that party set up in a few weeks) and this bottled cocktail was a huge hit. It's girly. It's pretty. It's bubbly. And even our fearless photographer Alyssa - who doesn't drink much, basically survives on sweets, and doesn't care for most cocktails - loved this one. 

This champagne cocktail is sweet, fruity and super easy to drink. While I don't know that I would have multiple glasses of this in one sitting, I was definitely looking for the bottle for a refill before my first glass was gone. 

This cocktail will go fast so I'd recommend picking up multiple bottles if you are having several people over. There are five flavors available so you could get a variety to share.


Five cocktail shakers
One shaker = not sweet at all  // Five shakers = your teeth may curl

This is a sweet cocktail. Hands down, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. It is sweet. And I love it. The sweetness comes from the strawberries and luckily there is no artificial sweetener taste coming through. I really hate that!

If you prefer a less sweet cocktail, then you might want to skip this one. 


Three cocktail shakers
One shaker = does this have booze? Five shakers = Four Lokos

This ready-to-drink cocktail rings in at 8% ABV so it's got a bit of a kick but nothing crazy. This is a cocktail you'd buy for the sweet and bubbliness. Any fuzz that comes from the alcohol itself is like a nice bonus.

Would I buy these again?

Yep, and I'll definitely be trying the other flavors. The Secco lineup also includes mango, peach, grapefruit and cranberry rossinis. 

This bottled cocktail is perfect (and easy - double win!) for a low key girls night or a night of self-care in a bubble bath. It's an inexpensive ($6!) guilty pleasure I'll be adding to my life often.

Bottled cocktail review of Trader Joe's Secco Rossini

Photo by Alyssa Lynne Photography

Have you tried this drink? What did you think? I'd love to hear from you in the comments section. The more opinions the better! Let's "drink together" and share our cocktail stories. 


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  • Last week I bought the strawberry raspberry and loved it. This week I picked up the peach and mango. They are all delicious, and the price is right. I just had trouble figuring out how to open the bottle. I know the top screws off, but the plastic covering threw me.

    Stephenie on
  • I tried the cranberry Secco with my Sunday breakfast and it felt just like I had a few mimosas. I will be buying more. There is definitely a kick to it.

    Towanda Rhodes on
  • I tried the cranberry Secco with my Sunday breakfast and it felt just like I had a few mimosas. I will be buying more. There is definitely a kick to it.

    Towanda Rhodes on
  • I tried the cranberry Secco with my Sunday breakfast and it felt just like I had a few mimosas. I will be buying more. There is definitely a kick to it.

    Towanda Rhodes on
  • I just bought a bottle of the strawberry and raspberry Rossini and I love it. So much so that I’m going to get more this weekend. I’m going to try some of the other flavors which I’m sure I will enjoy as well.

    Monique Guyton on
  • I have been buying the cranberry version for ages and it is lovely. Not too sweet not too tart absolutely perfect, I buy it by the case. The other versions I like the peach and grapefruit but the mango and strawberry are way too sweet for me. I highly recommend you try the cranberry it makes a wonderful fall drink ive mixed it with ginger beer and oj for a fall punch.

    Kristie on
  • I bought the peach Bellini one for a Zoom happy hour and it was perfect. I just bought another bottle of that as well as a bottle of the strawberry raspberry version. Easy and just what I need for the late afternoon with friends (virtually).

    Jan Spielberger on

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