This peach bellini recipe is fun, fruity, and fancy. It’s a perfect cocktail to have with breakfast, or while sitting outside on a warm day.
You all know I’m a big fan of well-balanced cocktails, and this peach bellini is exactly that. Real peaches make this cocktail fruity and rich, while Prosecco makes it feel like a party. It’s fresh, sweet, acidic, and bubbly … what more could you want in a cocktail?
I love drinking these peach bellinis in place of mimosas with Sunday brunch, or as a refreshing early afternoon cocktail when it’s hot out. It’s a blended cocktail, which makes it even that much more fun and refreshing. The sparkling wine makes this taste like a super fancy cocktail, so be careful: you’ll find yourself reaching for seconds or thirds!
Notes on Ingredients
Here are all the ingredients you need to make this simple and refreshing fruity cocktail. Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the page for the exact ingredient amounts.
- Sliced peaches – You want to use frozen peach slices.
- Peach Schnapps
- Lemon juice – This is optional but I highly recommend it.
- Prosecco – You can also use any other type of sparkling white wine, though prosecco is the traditional choice.
How to Make a Peach Bellini
Here’s how to make this fresh cocktail. It’s as easy to make as it is fun to drink!
- Blend. Add the peaches, peach schnapps, and optional lemon juice to a blender, then blend until it forms a smooth puree.
- Finish the cocktails. Pour the puree into tall glasses, filling them up halfway. Then top off with prosecco, stir to combine, and enjoy! If you want the drink to be more frozen, you can add the prosecco to the blender with the other ingredients.
Tips for Success
Here are a few ways to make sure you’re making the best possible bellinis.
- Use fresh peaches. It’s important to use frozen peaches for this recipe, to get a frozen slushy texture. However, fresh peaches taste a lot better than the frozen slices you’ll find in the freezer aisle at the grocery store. For the most high-quality bellinis, buy fresh peaches, slice them, lay them on a baking sheet, and place in the freezer until frozen.
- Use fresh lemon juice. Lemon juice may be an optional ingredient in this recipe, but it really makes the bellinis pop by adding freshness and acidity. If you do use lemon juice, use fresh lemons, as the flavor is much better. Meyer lemons also work wonderfully for this recipe.
- Have fun with garnishes. This is a really fun recipe to make, and you can garnish it with so many different items, so have fun! I often keep it simple with fresh peach slices, but you could also garnish with fresh raspberries or blackberries, mint leaves, thyme sprigs, lemon wedges, orange twirls, or even gummy peach rings!
My favorite way to drink bellinis is during brunch. Here are a few of my favorite fun breakfast items to make when serving peach bellinis.
How to Store Peach Bellinis
Storing leftover bellinis isn’t a great idea, because the frozen peaches will melt, and the prosecco will go flat. If you store the drinks in an airtight container in the fridge, they’ll still taste good for at least 24 hours, but they won’t be as good. However, you can store the puree in the fridge for up to a week, then blend it with some ice cubes before adding the prosecco.
Can You Freeze This Recipe?
You can’t freeze this recipe, because the prosecco will keep it from freezing. You can, however, freeze the puree in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Blend the frozen puree to loosen it up, then top with prosecco.
More Fruity Cocktails to Try
Here are a few of my other favorite fruity cocktails to try.
- 1 pound frozen sliced peaches
- ½ ounce peach schnapps
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice, optional
- 1 bottle prosecco , or other sparkling white wine
- thinly-sliced peaches , for garnish
- In a high speed blender, add the peaches, peach schnapps and lemon juice and puree until smooth.
- You can pour in the Prosecco too and blend for a more frozen texture. Or add some of the peach mixture into each glass filling halfway and then filling the other half with Prosecco, stirring to combine.
- Serve and garnish with peach slices, and enjoy!
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