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Bellini – Or Close Enough

Posted by Reese on 2010-05-07 @ 06:14pm

The Bellini is an Italian classic that is truly brunch worthy.  This drink is fresh, fruity and light.  Perfect for a brunch cocktail.  While traditionally, and I’d guess best, made with pureed fresh peaches, I’m going for simple this week and only touching the surface of what’s possible.  So, given that, I used Kern’s fruit nectars to good success.  Wanting to change things up a bit, I tried mango and guava nectars in place of peach.  Both were quite tasty and the resulting colors were striking.  If you’re truly making this one for your mom I would definitely go the extra mile and make it with fresh fruit.  However, for you standard brunch canned nectar works quite well.

Bellini

Bellini (Cocktail Hacker Quick and Dirty Version)
2 oz Fruit Nectar
3 1/2 oz Champagne
1) Combine in a champagne flute

I really don’t have much to add to this recipe, mainly because I didn’t spend a lot of time experimenting.  Though, I can assure you I’ll be coming back to this one again soon.  Look for it when Colorado peaches start coming in to season in the late summer.