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Happy Hour: The Classic Bellini


If you have yet to consume a bellini this peach season, drop everything you are doing and run to the nearest grocery store or high-end watering hole. Bellinis are one of my favorite things about summer — the fresh white peach puree mixed with sparkling Italian Prosecco makes for a tasty, fabulous cocktail. Oozing with chicness, this drink is simple to make and a nice alternative to a mimosa. It's the perfect Friday afternoon cocktail and a great way to treat yourself and the gals after a long week. If you don't have Prosecco substitute your favorite sparkling wine or Champagne. To see how easy they are to make, read more



Bellini
Modified from
Food Network

6 white peaches, (about 1 pound, 8 ounces), peeled, halved, and pitted
1/2 cup superfine sugar, plus more for garnish
1/4 cup water
1 bottle Prosecco (750 ml or 3 1/3 cups), chilled

  1. Stir the sugar and water in a large saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Cool completely.
  2. Puree the peaches and in a blender with the sugar syrup until smooth. Strain through a fine-meshed strainer and into a bowl. Cover and refrigerate.
  3. Pour about a 1/8th of the peach mixture into the prepared glass and top off with Prosecco. Stir gently and serve.

Serves 8.

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