This bellini recipe is awesome. I made these for our Valentine's dinner. Before Valentine's Day, I'd only had bellinis at the Bellagio, Las Vegas. So, when I looked up how to make an authentic bellini - I was a tad surprised. It called for white peach puree. And the best way to make this IS with white peach puree. Really!
Okay, I know white peaches aren't available just everywhere. So - how bout with normal peach puree? OK, so no peaches at all? I put the peach schnapps version in here too.
These bellinis are so good I wished I would have purchased two bottles of champagne. One for me. One for my husband.
One thing to note, the fresh white peach puree will make the drink murky - as you can see in the photo.
Yes, the peach schnapps version does look pretty and but it tastes kinda "meh". Any cheap bar could make it. So, only use it as a back up. Go for fresh peaches if you can! And white peaches are even better!
A few creative ideas for some substitutions are in the section below. Plus a few tips.
* 2 ozs of puréed white peaches
* 6 ozs champagne
The Workaround Bellini
YIELD: 1 Serving
* 2 ozs of peach schnapps
* 6 ozs champagne
Puree or juice the peaches?
Doesn't really matter. I'm a Type A Over Achiever - so I juiced mine in my ultra sonic super duper juicer. BUT really, a blender on puree would be perfect.
What type of peach is the best?
The classic bellini recipe calls for white peaches. Fresh white peaches. We live fairly close to white peach orchards. So I puree in the summer and freeze to have whenever. All to say, the classic recipe calls for white peaches pureed. So I'd say truly the white peach flavor is supreme!
Second choice would be a *normal* peach.
And the peach schnapps version would be the back up, b-string, J-V team choice.
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Memorial Day and Warmer Weather Treats!
It's finally warming up! In my neck of the woods we had SNOW on May 2nd. Now were on to the warm weather sweet treats!
I started celebrating by having a Sangria last night. Sangria is so easy to make - and the trick to making it spectacular is - following the super easy procedure. IF you need a brush up see:
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As for Memorial Day Goodies - I bake the LESS sticky stuff if I have to travel. And something that the kids can grab with their fingers as they cruise by the dessert table and run off to their next game. Cookies and brownies work the best for this!
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Have a fun filled Memorial Day!
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