Some mornings this farmwife just needs a drink. I love me a great mimosa. I do, but sometimes I just want something different. Probably because I don't drink orange juice unless it has bubbly in it. So, when I stumbled upon canned peach nectar making a good peach bellini recipe just got easier.
Now choosing champagne or prosseco or sparkling wine is a wee bit about preference. However, if you don't know what preference you prefer, go with extra dry. I know brut is what tends to be easiest to find, but I think brut is too dry. Remember brut is drier than extra dry.
This peach nectar I speak of...
My guess would say that not every grocery store will have this. But I found it in the juice aisle. One of my regular grocery stores carries peach the other carries apricot. So, now when I am at the grocery store that carries it, I buy several cans. This stuff is great for lots of different cocktails - especially this peach bellini.
Mixing the nectar and the champagne is all about preference as well. I prefer a ⅔ champagne to ⅓ nectar combination. Just as I do with mimosas. You should mix to your liking. Maybe a glass of champagne with a splash of peach nectar is event better.
The great thing in my mind about bellinis is that any fruit puree will work. It might make the inventors crazy, but don't you want to enjoy your sparkling wine during a brunch with the fruit of your liking. So, go ahead and get crazy. Try a strawberry bellini or an apple cider bellini but definitely try this peach bellini. Be a rebel.
- 1 bottle of extra dry champagne
- 1 can of peach nectar
- Pour champagne into your glass ⅔ of the way full.
- Fill the rest of the class with peach nectar.