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Happy Hour: Blood Orange Bellini

Fashion Week started on Friday and I thought for today's happy hour cocktail I would do my favorite fashionable drink recipe, the Bellini. I first became obsessed with drinking Bellinis while reading Bergdorf Blondes. Typically a Bellini is made with fresh white peach puree but since it's winter I say we substitute the peach puree with blood orange juice. If you have never had a Bellini you MUST try one right now. Oh my gosh, this is the first time ever that I want to get up and leave my desk, run down to Whole Foods for some blood oranges, and stir up a Bellini for everyone in the office. To do the same,


Blood Orange Bellini
From Mario Batali

Champagne flutes
1 (750 ml) bottle prosecco
1 quart blood orange juice, or 15 blood oranges, juiced

  1. Place the flutes in the freezer.
  2. Chill the prosecco on ice for 30 minutes.
  3. Open the prosecco and let it stand at room temperature for 5 minutes.
  4. Pour 2 ounces of blood orange juice into each glass. Fill to within 1/2-inch of the top of the glass with prosecco and serve.
Join The Conversation
Valsue Valsue 7 years
Yessssssssssss!!!! What a beautiful drink! Perfect for easy Sunday mornings
Lindakins Lindakins 10 years
The look and sound divine! Can't wait to try them,
tifygodess24 tifygodess24 10 years
That how I also came to love Bellinis! The Bergdorf Blondes was the best book ! This recipe also sounds yummy
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Very awesome looking.
amandak3011 amandak3011 10 years
mmmm Bellinis!
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
Sounds yummy!
SaraSmile SaraSmile 10 years
Ooh - saffron-infused vodka. Cool.
puddinpie puddinpie 10 years
I love blood orange. We used some in a new cocktail we created for our underground restaurant. We used saffron-infused vodka, a tiny bit of lime, blood orange juice, Bokker's bitters (a type of bitters that was last found about 100 years ago, I think...my friend makes his own!) and a little bit of simple syrup. Blood orange bellinis would be awesome.
SaraSmile SaraSmile 10 years
Bellinis are so so good, and I am definitely going to try this blood orange version. Great suggestion!
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
blood oranges are sooooo pretty.
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