Strawberry and Peach Bellinis

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Strawberry and Peach Bellinis

My friend Kelsey is getting married in just under two weeks, and Amy decided to host a virtual bridal shower for her! Kelsey is such a sweetheart, and I’m so excited for her to begin this new part of her life. I wanted to make something extra celebratory, but I had a hard time deciding what exactly that would be. I knew I wanted something fun and feminine and finally settled on bellinis. After all, what’s a bridal shower without something fun to drink? I love that these are bright and festive, and it doesn’t hurt that they taste fantastic, too.

Authentic bellinis are made with white peaches and Prosecco, but many people associate the name with any drink made up of fruit purée and sparkling wine. I decided to make both strawberry and peach bellinis for this virtual shower, but you can use almost any fruit you want. I think mangoes and blackberries would also make wonderful bases for the drink. Bellinis are perfect for parties because they’re simple, gorgeous and delicious. You can even make the fruit purée the day before, making these one of the easiest party drinks ever. Flavor-wise, I preferred the strawberry to the peach, which came as no surprise since I would pick strawberries over peaches any day. However, this sentiment might not have been true had I been able to find white peaches. Since they aren’t in season here, I knew I would be unable to find fresh, but I was hoping I would be able to find frozen. No such luck, though. If you can find white peaches, use them. They’re sweeter (and more flavorful, in my opinion) than regular peaches. I still really enjoyed both flavors, and I loved the way the slightly sweetened fruit mixed in with the Prosecco to make a fun, tasty and refreshing drink. If you want to set up a bellini bar, make the purées ahead of time and place them in small pitchers. Place on a table or bar with different types of sparkling wine and let guests create their own. If you need a nonalcoholic version, sparkling water or sparkling apple cider can be used, too.

Sadly, we couldn’t have this party in person. However, Kelsey and Amy have both posted a full roundup of our fun event, and I really hope you’ll check out their blogs to see the full shower menu.

Strawberry and Peach Bellinis

  • YIELD: 16 drinks
Ingredients
  • For the peach purée:

  • 1 pound peaches, thawed if frozen (Use white if possible.)

  • ½ cup simple syrup

  • ⅓ cup water

  • For the strawberry purée:

  • 1 pound strawberries, thawed if frozen

  • ⅓ cup simple syrup

  • ⅓ cup water

  • For the bellinis:

  • 4 bottles of Proessco, Champagne or other sparkling wine

  • Fresh strawberries and peaches, for garnish

Directions
  • 1

    In a blender, process peaches until broken down. Add water and simple syrup and continue blending until mixture is smooth. Taste and add more simple syrup if needed. Rinse out blender, then repeat process with strawberries. Strain strawberries through a fine mesh strainer to remove seeds. Store purées in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Can be made a day in advance.

  • 2

    To make the bellinis, add 2 tablespoons of fruit purée to the bottom of each champagne flute. Slowly pour Prosecco over fruit and gently stir to combine. Garnish with fresh fruit as desired and serve immediately.

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  • Blog is the New Black

    Yum!!

  • mmm I absolutely love bellinis! These look gorgeous!

  • Courtney, thank you so much for making these wonderful bellinis for my shower. I am so overjoyed with the amazing work all of you ladies did for me. Thank you, thank you!

  • I’m so ready for peach season 🙂 The bellini look lovely!

  • Beautiful! I might prefer the strawberry over the peach, too. But, I bet I could down them both with no problem! 🙂

  • So beautiful and surely so delicious! I think I’m going to have to have girls’ night every week after the baby is born so I can make up for lost time with cute cocktails like these!

    • Courtney

      That sounds like a fantastic plan. I can’t believe she’ll be here soon! I wish I lived closer – I’d come over and make these for you. 🙂

  • What’s a shower without a cocktail or two? These are especially gorgeous!

  • Oh gosh, this is the perfect party cocktail for Spring! I need to make these ASAP!

  • You’ve got me craving bellinis now! These look sooooo yummy! Thanks again, for playing along with us! It’s been so much fun!

  • Great treat! I live in the middle of peach country and never learned the differences between the two types.

  • Wow these look amazing! So fresh and delicious! I might make these virgin and serve at my sister’s baby shower. Yum!

  • Gorgeous colors! Considering how much I love sparkling wine and fruit (but who doesn’t?), I suspect bellinis are right up my alley.

  • s

    Simply gorgeous bellinis, loved the bright and refreshing colors. Would certainly like to have it…

  • I’m feeling like an old fogey at the age of 24 right now because I’ve never heard of a virtual bridal shower before! It sounds like such a cute idea, though. And these bellinis are absolutely beautiful! I’m sure they taste as good as they look 🙂

    • Courtney

      Haha, no worries. It’s just something we decided to do since we can’t celebrate in person. Since we all know each other through our blogs, we figured we could use them as a place to celebrate, too. 🙂

  • The Food Hound

    I love bellinis! They are the total drink for any shower- bridal or baby! I’m in the baby shower phase of life, so I’m going to tuck this one away and use it for one of the many, many showers I will throw in the future!

  • The colorful look is wonderful 🙂

  • These look lovely! I could use one of these right about now!

  • These look great for a shower!