The traditional Bellini is made with white peach puree and sparkling wine, but the addition of a high quality peach brandy intensives and sweetens the cocktail. This recipe was shared with us by Stacey Harwood in her article Late Summer Fruits With Wines and Spirits. For the best way to peel peaches, see our video »
Enlarge Image Credit: Nicole FranzenMAKES ONE COCKTAIL
INGREDIENTS1½ oz. white peach puree
1½ oz. peach brandy
Sparkling wine, to top
FOR THE PEACH PUREE
5 white peaches, peeled and pitted
INSTRUCTIONS1. Make the puree: Slice the peaches, and blend thoroughly in a blender. You will have about 1½ cups of puree, which makes about 10 cocktails. If not using right away, the puree can be frozen in an ice cube tray then stored in an airtight container in the freezer to be used for individual cocktails in the future.
2. Combine the peach puree and brandy in a flute, top with sparkling wine, and serve.