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Bellini

Posted on 11 September 2014

Prosecco is the most recognized sparkling wine of Italy.  Most often Prosecco is associated with toasting a special occasion.  After all, those tiny strands of pearl-like bubbles dancing to the top of the glass do beckon you to take a drink!  But, Prosecco doesn’t have to be enjoyed on just special occasions.  Many enjoy a glass as an aperitif, with appetizers, or light seafood dishes. Of course, there are also those who are thoroughly quenched with the popular Bellini, made with…you guessed it…Prosecco! Here’s a simple Bellini recipe to enjoy on any day!

 

Ingredients - makes approximately 12 servings

  • 1 bottle Italo Cescon Prosecco
  • 2/3 cup of simple syrup (see details below)
  • 4 fresh, ripe peaches* (sliced with skins removed)

Directions

1. Make a simple syrup and allow to cool.

2. Puree peaches and 2/3 cup of the cooled simple syrup until smooth.

3. Spoon 3 to 4 T of the peach puree into the bottom of a glass. We used a fluted champagne glass, but feel free to use any shape.

4. Slowly, or it will bubble over, pour the Prosecco on top of the puree. Gently stir.

5. Top it off with an extra splash of Prosecco and enjoy!

To make the simple syrup

On low heat stir 1/3 cup of water and 2/3 cup of sugar until sugar is completely dissolved. Allow to cool. * You can also use a bag of frozen peaches, thawed. Or use other fruits like strawberries and blueberries to create your own!

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