Peach Bellini (Only 3 Ingredients!)

Whether you are planning the perfect brunch menu or just have a craving for a fresh and bubbly delicious drink, the Peach Bellini is always a crowd pleaser any time of the year.

The classic Peach Bellini is basically made up of three ingredients: peach puree, Prosecco, and a few raspberries to give it that gorgeous slightly pink color.

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Classic Peach Bellini cocktail

Why is it called a Peach Bellini?

In 1948, the first Bellini was created in Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy. The bar was a hot spot for celebrities of the day such as Humphrey Bogart, Truman Capote, and Ernest Hemingway.

According to the legend of the drink, the hue of the peach puree reminded him of the work of a local famous painter, 15th-century Venetian artist Giovani Bellini, and the drink spread all over the world from there.

What type of wine is best to use for a Peach Bellini?

The classic drink was originally made in Venice with a Prosecco, which is a dry sparkling Italian white wine. But, you can use any type of sparkling wine or champagne that you like for this drink—even a sparkling rosé to give it more of a rosy hue.

Can I use frozen peaches for a Peach Bellini?

Yes! You can use frozen peaches to make your puree. It will make the puree a little frosty if you choose not to thaw them first (which is great for a middle-of-summer cocktail) or you can allow them to thaw first before blending. It’s up to you!

Classic Peach Bellini cocktail

Do I have to make fresh puree or can I use something premade for a Peach Bellini?

You can also use peach nectar (check the Latin American aisle of your grocery store), a premade peach puree, or peach juice to save some time or just make one quickly for yourself in a brunch emergency (that’s a thing, right?!).

What kind of glass do you serve Peach Bellinis in?

Traditionally, the drink has been served in a tall champagne flute-style glass, as that’s best for bubbly drinks like this. If you don’t have a tall flute, a thin tall highball glass or a white wine glass will work as well.

What’s the difference between a Peach Bellini and a Mimosa?

Great question! While both drinks are the queens of brunch, a Mimosa has orange juice instead of peach juice as the fruity liquid. But, they both have a sparkling wine to give it some classic bubbles and are generally served in champagne flute glasses.

How do I make a frozen Peach Bellini?

Use frozen peaches instead of fresh or thawed, and add a cup or two of ice to the blender to give it more of that slushy consistency.

Classic Peach Bellini cocktail

Variations on the classic Peach Bellini:

  • Instead of all peach puree or juice, try switching out half the peach for orange or mango juice for a fruity twist on the classic.
  • You can also use strawberries or a touch of grenadine (here’s how to make your own grenadine) for a subtle change instead of raspberries.
  • Use frozen peaches and add some ice to make more of a slushy version for hot-weather parties.

Classic Peach Bellini cocktail
Classic Peach Bellini cocktail

What you need to make a Peach Bellini:

  • 2 medium ripe pitted peaches, peeled and diced
  • 8 raspberries (optional but gives the drink a nice color)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 bottle of chilled sparkling wine like Prosecco

If you like your cocktails a little sweeter, you can either pick a sweeter sparkling wine, add a teaspoon of sugar to your peaches before blending, or add some simple syrup to taste.

How to make it:

  1. Peel and dice your peaches and add them to a blender or food processor with the water and raspberries (you can also add some sugar here at this point if you want to sweeten it).
  2. Blend until you have a puree and strain the mixture through a mesh strainer to catch the larger bits of peach.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of peach puree to a glass and fill with chilled sparkling wine.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make a virgin Peach Bellini?

Absolutely! You can substitute the sparkling wine for either club soda or sparkling apple cider. The club soda is less sweet, so you’ll want to add in some simple syrup or grenadine if you like your drink on the sweeter side.


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Fresh Peach Bellini with sparkling wine, peach puree, and raspberry

Cost $20

Yield 6 drinks

Prep 15 mins

Total 20 mins

Instructions

  • Peel and dice your peaches and add them to a blender or food processor with the water and raspberries (you can also add some sugar here at this point if you want to sweeten it).

  • Blend until you have a puree and strain the mixture through a mesh strainer to catch the larger bits of peach (you can use a rubber spatula to help push it through).

  • Add 2 tablespoons of peach puree to a glass and fill with chilled sparkling wine.

Notes

  • Instead of all peach puree or juice, try switching out half the peach for orange or mango juice for a fruity twist on the classic.
  • You can also use strawberries or a touch of grenadine (here’s how to make your own grenadine) for a subtle change instead of raspberries.
  • Use frozen peaches and add some ice to make more of a slushy version for hot-weather parties.