hooray, the weekend is here!
i just made the most delicious, summery cocktail that i felt the need to share with you all immediately. sharing is caring, you know.
it’s so simple! it’s refreshing! it’s what i’m drinking right now as i write this!
hey, i’m allowed to write and drink…it’s happy hour right now! yup.
so in the spirit (ha! boozy jokes!) of getting your weekend started off on the right food as quickly as possible, i’ll try to keep from rambling too much. the operative word here is “try.” bear with me.
this is a riff on a bellini, the classic italian beverage with fresh peach puree and prosecco. the original is fine and dandy and delicious on its own, but you know me. i can’t leave well enough alone.
inspiration struck yesterday when i was checking the mail. i received a lovely little surprise from St. Germain which included some recipes and a packet of elderflower seeds. in case you didn’t know, St. Germain is a delicious elderflower liqueur that i’ve been in love with for a while now. it’s floral, bright, unique and whimsical. also, it comes in a fancy bottle, and i’m a sucker for pretty packaging.
anyhow, i’m attending a party tonight thrown by the lovely and wonderful Katie. it’s a breakfast for dinner party, awesome right? since i believe you should never attend a party empty handed, i decided to bring champagne and peach puree so we can make bellinis. totally appropriate and in the spirit (again with the booze jokes!) of the party theme!
long story short, i infused my peach puree with elderflower liqueur, because i am awesome. i made myself a small bellini to test, for quality control purposes, of course.
people, this is the tastiest bellini i’ve ever had. it’s fruity, flowery and perfect for sharing with friends on a warm summer evening.
make this over the weekend. this cocktail takes literally three minutes to prepare, and if you like fruit and champagne, you will absolutely love this. pinkie swear!
class dismissed, go enjoy your damn weekend!
elderflower peach bellini
Yield: six servings
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
this recipe is easily doubled, tripled, quadrupled...you get the point. make them for a crowd!
1 bottle good quality champagne, prosecco, or white sparkling wine
10 ounces frozen peach slices
12 ounces peach nectar (found in the juice aisle of the grocery store)
4 ounces elderflower liqueur (my favorite is St. Germain)
in the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine the frozen peaches and peach nectar.
pulse until completely pureed, about 1 minute.
strain the puree through a fine mesh sieve. this step is optional, but do it if you want a really silky smooth puree!
add the elderflower liqueur to the peach puree.
spoon 1-2 tablespoons of the peach puree in the bottom of each glass, and top with champagne.
garnish with a few frozen peach slices, if desired.