Peach Bellinis are my favorite summer cocktail. This easy cocktail is fruity, frosty, and tastes like an adult slushie.
The days are getting longer, and the afternoons are warmer. I love cooling off with a cocktail. Some of my favorites are the Blue Hawaiian and Peach Sangria. I also love this Peach Bellini. It is perfect for summer BBQs or lounging by the pool. What better way to stay cool and refreshed in the summer!
Bellinis are typically served in champagne flutes, but feel free to serve them in any sort of glass you have on hand. I think mason jars would also be super cute.
Why I Love This Cocktail
- Bright Peach Flavor: We use both peaches and peach schnapps for a bright fruity flavor.
- Slushy Texture: I like blending my bellinis with ice for a frosty adult slushie vibe.
- Easy: These are so easy to make, just throw everything in the blender and enjoy.
Ingredient Notes and Shopping Tips
- Peaches: Traditionally made with white peaches, any variety will do. Fresh would wonderful, but frozen peaches also blend up perfectly in this easy drink.
- Sparkling Wine: For this recipe, I used Spumanti Asti which is a sparkling wine made of Moscato. You can use your favorite sparkling white wine such as Prosecco or even Champagne.
- Peach Schnapps: I 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. I like the brand
- Leave Out the Ice: Leave out the ice for a more traditional peach bellini recipe.
- Mix up the Fruit: Various types of fruit allows you to create a summer’s worth of unique and fun drinks. A few common variations are strawberries, raspberries, or mango. Blueberries or blackberries would be tasty too.
- Add Caffeine: Consider adding a caffeine boost to your Bellini by including iced tea into the mix (An idea made popular @ Olive Garden with their Peach Bellini Tea).
- Non Alcoholic: Use peaches, peach nectar, and Sprite or sparkling water.
How to Make a Peach Bellini
- Combine peaches, peach schnapps, and sparkling wine in the blender.
- Add ice a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
- Pour into chilled glasses and garnish with the remaining peaches if desired.
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 citrus-based most commonly using orange juice. Bellinis tend to use other fruits like peaches. Also, mimosas are served with a French sparkling white wine (champagne), and occasionally Grand Marnier. On the other hand, traditional bellinis use Italian sparkling white wine like prosecco. Finally, there is usually a higher fruit-to-alcohol ratio 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.
Tips and Tricks
- How To Open Sparkling Wine: Open it like a pro every time by tilting the bottle at an angle and turning the bottle NOT the cork.
- How To Peel Peaches: Easily peel peaches by dropping into boiling water for 10-20 seconds.
- Keep Cold: Keep drinks cold by pre-chilling glasses in the freezer.
- Don’t make in advance as you lose the slushy consistency and the fizzy flavor.
- 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! 😉
More Peach Recipes To Try
- 6 Ounces Sparkling White Wine
- 1 Ounce Peach Schnapps
- Frozen Peaches Sliced
- Add 3-4 frozen peach slices, sparkling wine, and peach schnapps into the blender. Blend until slushy.
- Add ice and additional peaches until you reach your desired consistency.