As I drank a bottle of Four Daughters Winery Sparkling Moscato this past weekend, I couldn’t help but think of the fact that it would be perfect in a Bellini. Sparkling and bubbly, this wine possesses all the qualities that give a Bellini its wonderful effervescence. The subtle tangerine flavors I tasted would compliment the peach puree well.
4 ounces of Champagne, Prosecco or any sparkling white wine
2 ounces of peach puree
Pour the peach puree into a champagne flute and slowly add the champagne or sparkling white wine. Garnish with a peach slice.
Keep it simple with a good sparkling wine or champagne and fresh fruit and this drink will not disappoint. You certainly could substitute any fresh fruit to make this drink.
There is something about this drink that screams old school to me, but it really is a lovely, light drink for a breakfast/brunch or a simple summer cocktail to enjoy on a Sunday afternoon. With summer slowly making its way on the horizon, I can’t help but dream of delightfully refreshing drinks like a Bellini in my hand while sitting in the backyard, listening to birds chirping and neighborhood children play.