Easy Bellini

This easy Bellini recipe is the perfect brunch cocktail and made with just two simple ingredients: fresh peaches and Prosecco. Recipe yields 6 so it’s great for serving a crowd.

I have to be honest with you… I had never tried a Bellini before creating this recipe! It’s safe to say that I’m now obsessed and can’t wait to make these for brunches.

Two champagne flutes containing an easy peach Bellini.

Why You’ll Love This Cocktail

  • It’s light and refreshing with the perfect amount of sweetness thanks to the peach puree!
  • This recipe makes 6 servings, making it a great cocktail to serve to a crowd.
  • There are so many possible variations!
Ingredients to make a bellini: chilled bottle of prosecco, peach slices and a glass.

Here’s What You Need

  • white peaches – traditional Bellinis are made with white peaches, but yellow peaches work just fine if that’s what’s accessible to you. I used fresh, ripe peaches to make a puree but if you have peach puree on hand already you can use that!
  • Prosecco – any sparkling wine will work if you don’t have Prosecco on hand. I recommend dry Champagne, Prosecco, or Cava!

Variations

You can make a bellini with basically any fruit puree! Here are some ideas I want to try:

  • mango puree
  • strawberry puree
  • plum puree
  • apricot puree
Collage of four photos: two blending peach slices into puree in a food processor, and two showing adding the peach puree into a glass and topping off with prosecco.

How to Make a Bellini

Start by blanching your peaches to remove the skin. Rinse the peaches and bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Once boiling, add the peaches and boil for 30 seconds. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the peaches to an ice water bath. Once the peaches are cool enough to handle, use your fingers to peel away the skin.

Cut the peaches in half, remove the pit and cut into slices. Add the peach slices to a food processor or high powered blender and blend until you have a smooth purée. Place the purée in the refrigerator to cool for at least 30 minutes.

If you already have your peach purée made, you can skip to this step! Pour 1/4 cup of chilled peach purée into a Champagne flute. Pour chilled sparkling wine over the purée. Be careful not to overflow the glass! Carefully stir with a spoon to combine and top it off with another splash of Prosecco.

A champagne flute containing peach puree. A bottle of Prosecco is next to the glass but has not been poured into the glass yet.

Peach Purée FAQ

Can I make the peach purée ahead of time?

Yes, absolutely! You can follow the directions as listed and then store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The peach purée should be used within 3-4 days so just be sure you use it in that timeframe!

Can I use frozen peaches to make peach purée?

Yes, I recommend using fresh, ripe peaches for the best flavor but you can absolutely use frozen peaches to make peach purée year round. 3 large ripe peaches is equivalent to 1 pound or 16 oz of frozen peaches. Just make sure you thaw the peaches fully before blending and that they don’t have freezer burn on them! If you use frozen peaches your peach purée will already be chilled and can be served immediately after blending.

Do I have to blanch and peel my peaches before making the purée?

I prefer to blanch and peel my peaches for the best taste, but you can leave the skin on your peaches if you have a high powered blender, like a Vitamix that can totally purée the skins until they’re undetectable. Blend until totally smooth and the skin is no longer detectable. If there are still little pieces of the skin present, you can strain them out using a fine mesh strainer.

A closeup of a champagne flute containing peach puree. Prosecco is being poured into the glass from a bottle.

What to Serve with Bellinis

Like I mentioned, this would be the ultimate brunch cocktail. Here’s what I would pair it with:

More Cocktail Recipes to Try

Be sure to check out the full collection of cocktail recipes here on EBF!

Bellini

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This easy Bellini recipe is the perfect brunch cocktail and made with just two simple ingredients: fresh peaches and Prosecco. Recipe yields 6 so it’s great for serving a crowd.
Two champagne flutes containing an easy peach Bellini.
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Prep Time 15minutes
Total Time 15minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 3medium ripe white peaches, plus more for garnishing
  • 1bottle Prosecco, chilled

Instructions
 

  • Rinse peaches with water and add fresh water to a large saucepan, bring to a boil. Once boiling, add peaches and boil for about 30 seconds. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the peaches to an ice water bath. Once the peaches are cool enough to handle, gently use your fingers to peel away the skin. Cut the peaches in half, remove the pit and slice. Add peach slices to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. You should end up with about 1 ½ cups of peach purée.
    A food processor containing sliced peaches.
  • Place peach purée in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to cool.
    A food processor containing freshly pureed peaches.
  • When you’re ready to serve, pour ¼ cup chilled peach purée into a Champagne flute. Gently pour in some chilled Prosecco. Be careful not to overflow the glass! Stir with a spoon to combine and top it off with another splash of Prosecco. Serve with a peach slice, if desired.
    A champagne flute containing peach puree. A bottle of Prosecco is next to the glass but has not been poured into the glass yet.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drinkCalories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 259mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7g
Course: Cocktail, Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bellini
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    4 comments
    1. BAEBRA
      December 23, 2021 AT 4:11 pm

      This sounds delicious. can not wait to try it.

      Reply
    2. Royce Hettler
      December 22, 2021 AT 10:57 pm

      The intro says it serves 6, so it’s good for a crowd. Since when is 6 people a crowd?

      Reply
      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 23, 2021 AT 12:52 pm

        You can easily double or triple the recipe! 🙂

        Reply
    3. Janet
      December 22, 2021 AT 8:47 am

      What a great idea for Christmas Brunch! Will try with frozen peaches as they aren’t in season here.

      Reply
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