This bellini recipe is part of my peach dessert recipes even though it really is one of my Italian drinks.
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 there's a workaround. 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. (I'm serious!)
One thing to note, the fresh white peach puree will make the drink murky - and you can see that in my photo.
Yes, the peach schnapps version does look pretty and but it tastes kinda "meh". Any cheap bar could make it. So, you can think of it as a back up. Go for fresh peaches if you can! And go for white peaches if you can!
There's few creative ideas and a few tips in the substitutions section below.
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* 2 ozs of puréed white peaches
* 6 ozs champagne
The Workaround Bellini
YIELD: 1 Serving
* 2 ozs of peach schnapps
* 6 ozs champagne
Plan on about if you are using peaches and puree-ing them. Other wise it's a wink of an eye with the schnapps.
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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Labor Day Is Coming Up!
It's still so hot, it's hard to get excited about cranking up the over. So - there are a couple of NO BAKE stand-by's I use:
Strawberry and Marsala
Amaretto Mouse Cheesecake
The big word is NO BAKE.
And then, there's always my Italian Drinks collection to make a party unique and festive.
Whatever you choose for Labor Day, keep it cool. Keep it simple. And keep it safe!
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