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Make bellinis quickly when entertaining – try our easy recipe using peach purée and chilled prosecco for an instant winner
Our drinks expert Hannah Guinness shares her at-home bar tips to help you take your bellini to the next level.
This classic sparkling wine cocktail was created at Harry’s Bar in Venice in 1948, and is traditionally made with fresh white peach purée and chilled prosecco. Delicate and fruity, it’s a go-to brunch cocktail, but also works really well as an apéritif.
You can buy white peach purée online, but if you’re making it fresh, white peaches can be hard to find. Yellow peaches will work as a substitute. Tinned peaches can work, but ensure they’re unsweetened, or they’ll make the drink sickly sweet. If you’re really stuck, then good-quality peach baby food will do in a pinch. For a drier cocktail, use brut champagne or crémant instead of prosecco.
Swap the prosecco for a non-alcoholic sparkling wine – check out our round-up of the best zero-alcohol fizz here.
Pour the peach purée and lemon juice into a chilled champagne flute.
Slowly top up with the prosecco, gently stir and serve.