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Classic Peach Bellini Cocktail

July 29, 2019

A Classic Peach Bellini Cocktail made with fresh peach puree and bubbly Italian Prosecco. This cocktail is super easy, fruity, delicious and perfect for kicking off a relaxing weekend brunch or celebrating with friends! Ready in under 10 minutes.

A peach bellini cocktail in a glass with peaches and peach puree in the background

So What is a Peach Bellini and What does it Taste Like?

Here it is, the classic Venetian cocktail made with only two simple ingredients (yes two), fresh peaches and prosecco!

This cocktail is fuss-free, easy and is always sure to please a crowd, I mean, who has time for mixing extravagant cocktails when you’re also prepping food? Noone.

A peach bellini is sweet, fruity and super refreshing and has such a delicate flavour making it the perfect welcome drink or summer cocktail.

It’s traditionally served in champagne flutes but you can make this cocktail as fancy or casual as you like. I’ve gone for stemless wine glasses for a more rustic feel but on special occasions, I’ll always reach for the flutes.

How to Make a Peach Bellini – Step by Step

First, make sure you have fresh and ripe peaches (underripe peaches won’t work). Cut them in half, remove the stones and peel them to remove the skin.

Fresh ripe peaches in a bowl with a knife at the side

Roughly chop the peaches into medium-sized pieces then blitz them into a puree using a food processor or immersion blender (hand held). Make sure the puree is completely smooth and no chunks remain.

Chopped up fresh peaches in a bowl to make a peach bellini

Pour the peach puree into a large jug or pitcher (2 tbsp per serving) and top with prosecco. Be careful when pouring as the prosecco will froth up a lot and can easily overflow.

You can also spoon 2 tbsp of peach puree into each serving glass and top up with prosecco.* see tips below if using this method

A close up of making peach puree to make a peach bellini cocktail

How Long Does the Peach Puree Last?

The peach puree will last covered in the fridge for around 4-5 days so if you have any leftover you can still use it to make more peach bellini cocktails at a later date or why not add it to smoothies, desserts or serve over ice cream!

You can also freeze the peach puree in ice cube trays or in ziploc bags and defrost it as you need it OR don’t defrost it and use it from frozen to make frozen peach bellinis, AMAZING!

Appetizers to Serve with this Cocktail

If you’re entertaining friends and family or just treating yourself then you’ll want some delicious nibbles to serve with your peach bellini, here are some recipes that would work great;

A close up of a peach bellini in a round glass

Top Tips for Making a Classic Peach Bellini

  • No Prosecco? Any sparkling wine will work well
  • Making it for a crowd? If you’re making more than one peach bellini then I recommend mixing it up in a large jug or pitcher then pouring it into individual glasses. The reason is that when the prosecco hits the peach puree it will froth and fizz up much more than usual so it can easily overflow. The puree will also leave a mark on the glass as it froths up so when the bubbles settle you’ll have an unclean glass at the top which isn’t great when serving to guests. Pouring it from a pitcher keeps your cocktails looking elegant and impressive!
  • No fresh peaches? You can also use canned peaches to make the puree!
  • Do I need to add sugar? No, if you use ripe peaches you shouldn’t need to add any sugar this cocktail is sweet, fruity and fresh just as it is.
  • Make it alcohol-free by swapping the prosecco for a sparkling white grape juice, tonic water or regular sparkling water.

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Peach Bellini Cocktail

A Classic Peach Bellini Cocktail made with fresh peach puree and bubbly Italian Prosecco. This cocktail is super easy, fruity,  delicious and perfect for kicking off a relaxing weekend brunch or celebrating with friends! Ready in under10 minutes.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 121
Author Emily Kemp

Ingredients

  • 2 peaches fresh and ripe
  • 1 bottle Prosecco

Instructions

  • First, make sure you have fresh and ripe peaches (underripe peaches won't work). Cut them in half, remove the stones and peel them to remove the skin.
  • Roughly chop the peaches into medium-sized pieces then blitz them into a puree using a food processor or immersion blender (hand held). Make sure the puree is completely smooth and no chunks remain.
  • Pour the peach puree into a large jug or pitcher (2 tbsp per serving) and top with prosecco. Be careful when pouring as the prosecco will froth up a lot and can easily overflow.
    You can also spoon 2 tbsp of peach puree into each serving glass and top up with prosecco.* see tips below if using this method

Notes

  • No Prosecco? Any sparkling wine will work well
  • Making it for a crowd? If you're making more than one peach bellini then I recommend mixing it up in a large jug or pitcher then pouring it into individual glasses. The reason is that when the prosecco hits the peach puree it will froth and fizz up much more than usual so it can easily overflow. The puree will also leave a mark on the glass as it froths up so when the bubbles settle you'll have an unclean glass at the top which isn't great when serving to guests. Pouring it from a pitcher keeps your cocktails looking elegant and impressive!
  • No fresh peaches? You can also use canned peaches to make the puree!
  • Do I need to add sugar? No, if you use ripe peaches you shouldn't need to add any sugar this cocktail is sweet, fruity and fresh just as it is.
  • Make it alcohol-free by swapping the prosecco for a sparkling white grape juice, tonic water or regular sparkling water.

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Jo Thrasher •
    August 1, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    OMG these and a big cheese plate and I am GOOD TO GO!

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    Kristine
    July 30, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Easy and delicious! My favorite kind of cocktail. Served these at a brunch recently and everyone was raving about them! Thanks for a great recipe!

  • Reply
    Sara Welch
    July 30, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Love a cool and refreshing cocktail with a kick! Looking forward to unwinding with this tonight!

  • Reply
    Cookilicious
    July 30, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Your in process shots are so beautiful..would so love to have this drink right now!

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    Jennifer
    July 30, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    I love a classic bellini recipe made from fresh puree. So yum! We have a peach tree in our backyard, so you better believe I’ll be whipping up some of these as soon as the clock hits 5. 🙂

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    Pam
    July 30, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    This is one of my favorite cocktails! I love making the peach puree and then using it in smoothies or with yogurt! Yum!

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