Peach Bellini*

Jorge and I sat down last week and went over our budget for the next couple of months. Between his trip to Seattle, my trip to Nashville, and then a wedding in Puerto Rico, and a family cruise in December we are scarily booked up. While we are excited for each of these upcoming trips, we also want to make sure and plan ahead and have a nice chunk of money set aside for a vacation spending fund. We were figuring out how much we will need to set aside and we were pretty reasonable. Safe. Smart. Money savvy. Until the talk of alcohol and casinos was brought up.

And then that reasonable, safe, smart, money savvy couple disappeared. Ever since Jorge went to Vegas with his stepdad Don, he has been addicted to casino games. It would be better if it was just one, but he likes them all, especially craps. I however tend to stick to the slots…because, you know, they have the penny slots…and no one ever looses any real money at those right? WRONG. The last cruise we were on I had enough Peach Bellini’s to fill up the giant pool on the top deck. And with all that liquid courage, I convinced myself that I was feeling lucky. Really lucky. So lucky I would play the nickel slots. The next morning Jorge was down $50 and after checking the balance, since I couldn’t remember, we figured out I was down $100…and for the rest of the cruise we avoided the entire floor the casino was on.

But there is an upside to this story! Peach Bellini’s!! While they were an outrageous $9.50 a pop on the cruise, they were also one of the best drinks I have had in a long time. I have been thinking about making them at home since then, but have been waiting for peach season. And it’s here! It is finally here! :-)

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Peach Bellini

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

1/2 cup peach puree – chilled
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup peach schnapps
1 cup crushed ice – more if necessary
1 cup Prosecco – chilled – more reserved for topping off glasses|
thinly sliced peach wedges – to garnish {optional}

Directions:

Add sugar to peach puree and place in refrigerator to chill completely.

When your Proscecco and peach puree are completely chilled and you are ready to make drinks, add: peach puree, lemon juice, peach schnapps, crushed ice and Prosecco to blender. Pulse to combine.

Pour mixture into champagne flutes and top off with additional Prosecco. Garnish with thinly sliced peach wedges.

From the lovely Bell'almiento

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21 Responses to “Peach Bellini”

  1. 1

    Katrina — August 24, 2011 @ 1:40 am

    This sounds so yummy. I need to make this quick!

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    Kathryn — August 24, 2011 @ 4:03 am

    I love a good peach bellini – it’s definitely one of my favourite cocktails.

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    Chiara @ The Wandering Cook — August 24, 2011 @ 4:57 am

    Bellini is one of my favorite cocktails… have you ever tried a Rossini? Same concept, but you substitute strawberries for the peach.

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    amanda @ fake ginger — August 24, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    I told my husband the other day that I wanted to do brunch with our friends… just so I have an excuse to make bellinis before noon. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

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    Shannon — August 24, 2011 @ 10:38 am

    OOh, I would love this for breakfast….right now!!

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    Rachel @ the Avid Appetite — August 24, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    These look so beautiful. I love peach! And alcohol before noon.

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    Bev Weidner — August 24, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    That is gorgeous. I need it in my mouth, now.

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    Blog is the New Black — August 24, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

    LOVE peach bellinis… and yours look gorgeous and tasty. YUM!

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    ErinsFoodFiles — August 24, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

    Tell your bank account there’s not casinos in Nashville. :D

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    Jackie W. — August 24, 2011 @ 2:52 pm

    I know JUST what you mean, I think cruise ship casinos are rigged because any time I’ve been on a cruise I got taken! dangit

    oh and I JUST posted a giveaway on my blog, if anyone is interested in that kind of thing!ClassyCleverChic Giveaway

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    Joanne — August 24, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

    Alcohol and casinos…that is definitely where the cruises get you. Oh and the twenty pounds you manage to gain in a week from those all-you-can-eat-buffets. Bellinis definitely make it worth it though. Love em.

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    kokocooks — August 24, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

    Wow, that looks good! I totally want brunch now, just so I can have a peach bellini.

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — August 24, 2011 @ 11:47 pm

    I love peach drinks. And champagne!

    I have always had peach bellinis with champagne but love your DIY at-home version.

    Mmmm, must try

    And yes, drinks when out are a total ripoff. $9.50 is actually a value for a drink like this one when on vacay. Sad but true…Those cruise ships and hotel bars REALLY rip you off!

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    Jessica — August 26, 2011 @ 1:09 am

    Haha girl dont you know if you play at the table the drinks are free! I did well when Cody and I went on our cruise, I told him I didnt like slots and we were waiting on the blackjack tourney to starts so we both sat at the penny slots…turns out we each put $10 in and I won $135! The next two times I went I spent $40 and lost…so much for the luck! This drink looks good I will have to try it!

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    Paula — August 26, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

    Sounds very refreshing but man oh man, your photograph of this is just awesome.

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    Barefeet In The Kitchen — August 31, 2011 @ 5:52 pm

    I love bellinis! I haven’t had one in years. Yours looks delicious.

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    Hillary — September 1, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

    These look so tasty! The only suggestion I have for this is more schnapps! I like a little peach with my booze.

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    Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) — November 16, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

    Even though I am cold right now, I would totally take one of these! Looks sooo tasty!

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    Gloria — December 25, 2011 @ 12:20 am

    I love Bellini and can’t wait to try this one!

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