Peach Bellini: Frosty slushy, and oh so fruity. These are the easiest way to cool off after a hot day!
The days are getting longer, the afternoons warmer. You know me I hate the heat. As soon as the thermometer hits 75 I need AC, and an ice cold beverage. There has never been a more perfect time to lounge by the pool and sip on a Peach Bellini. This frozen peach bellini is sure to keep you cool and refreshed during the dog days of summer.
What is in a Peach Bellini?
Although there are many different ways to create this light and fun drink, a traditional Bellini recipe includes pureed peaches and prosecco (or a similar sparkling white wine). For this recipe, I used Spumanti Asti. I love using the frozen peaches here as they’re available all year and blend up beautifully. For our Frozen Peach Bellini, we recommend using a touch of Peach Schnapps to combat the acidity of the peaches, and to make sure the flavor doesn’t get watered down.
How to make a Peach Bellini?
Peach Bellinis are a very simple recipe to make, and our Frozen Peach Bellini recipe allows you to adjust the amount of each ingredient to suit your personal taste. To make the Bellini, you’ll need a blender, plenty of ice, and glasses. Bellinis are typically served in champagne flutes, but feel free to serve them in any sort of fun summer container. I think mason jars would also be super cute.
To help keep the drink colder for longer, you can even pre-chill glasses in the freezer.
Before you begin, set aside a few peaches as garnish, then simply combine the frozen peaches and liquor in the blender and puree until combined. Then add in the ice (just a little at a time) and blend until you reach your desired slushy texture. Feel free to adjust the fruit-to-liquor ratio by adding in small amounts of either fruit or alcohol a little at a time. Don’t be afraid to taste as you go! 😉 Pour into chilled glasses and garnish with the remaining peaches.
How Do You Make a Peach puree for a bellini?
The puree for our Frozen Peach Bellini is simple and made from frozen peaches and liquor. But if you’d like to omit the Peach Schnapps or make a sweeter tasting drink, you can make your own peach puree from peaches, lemon juice and sugar. Just combine ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. If you’re making a traditional non-frozen Bellini, you’ll want to press the puree through a sieve and discard the solid ingredients. Otherwise, keep the solids to increase the peach flavor of your frozen drink. Combine your puree with sparking white wine and serve.
Can You Buy Peach Puree?
Absolutely! Many retailers offer peach puree mixes and cocktail mixers. Some even contain alcohol, such as the Smirnoff Peach Bellini mix. If you purchase a peach puree, you’ll want to substitute it in place of the frozen peaches in this recipe. If you purchase a cocktail mix that has liquor in it, just combine it with ice in the blender. Then, blend until it reaches a slushy texture.
What is the Difference Between a Bellini and a mimosa?
Although both drinks are made from fruit and sparkling white wine, there are some key differences between the two. Let’s be honest though both are a good excuse for drinking at brunch. 😉 Mimosas are usually a citrus drink (usually orange juice), while Bellinis are peach based. Also, mimosas are served with a French sparkling white wine (champagne), and occasionally Grand Marnier. On the other had, traditional bellinis use Italian sparkling white wine (prosecco). Finally, there is usually a higher fruit-to-alcohol ration in a Mimosa than a Bellini. Typically mimosas are made with one-part fruit to three-parts alcohol while Bellinis are one-part fruit to four-parts alcohol. slurrrrpp
Are There Variations on the Peach Bellini?
As long as you stick with fruit and sparkling white wine, the only limit to the Bellini is your imagination! Various types of fruit allows you to create a summer’s worth of unique and fun drinks. A few common variations are using strawberries to create the strawberry Bellini, or raspberries for a Raspberry Bellini. You might also think about trying mango, blueberries, blackberries, or even a combination of several different types of fruits.
You’re also not limited to just mixing it up with different types of fruit. Consider adding a caffeine boost to your Bellini by including iced tea into the mix (An idea made popular with the Olive Garden Peach Bellini Tea). Or you may even try sparkling water for a bigger fizz. Half the fun of this recipe is experimenting with your own ideas.
Ready to make your own Frozen Peach Bellini? Check out the recipe below.
- 6 Ounces Sparkling White Wine
- 1 Ounce Peach Schnapps
- Frozen Peaches, Sliced
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What do you think of this Peach Bellini Recipe?