Peaches and sparkling wine combine for a flavor like no other!! This Peach Pop Bellini recipe brings the traditional taste of the classic cocktail with a bit of a twist. It’s the quintessential combination of sparkling wine and fruit, perfect for holidays and celebrations or just for next Sunday’s brunch.
Know where the Bellini came from? The traditional Bellini was the invention of Giuseppe Cipriani, owner and founder of Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy.
It combines white peach puree with Prosecco, a sparkling wine that originated in the Friuli-Venezia regions of northeastern Italy. The exact date for when the cocktail first originated is not known, though it had become a Harry’s Bar staple by 1948.
White peaches and Prosecco are not the easiest ingredients to find in many parts of the world. That’s why so many variations of the traditional cocktail exist, including this Peach Pop Bellini variation. You can find the ingredients easily in your local market and preparation is a breeze.
Having a party? you can easily prep the iced peach ahead of time. Then, all you need to do is pop an ice into the bottom of a flute glass and top with sparkling wine.
If you decide to use the cocktail straws to make the peach pops, you can use them to sip up the Bellini once the ice pops have melted!
Because the Bellini became so popular, other cocktails combining sparkling wine and fruit became popular. Want to try one? Instead of using canned peaches, puree some strawberries instead. The strawberry version of a Bellini is known as a Rossini.
Grab some mandarin juice and freeze it up for the Puccini. Other fruits to try include mango, pomegranate, raspberry, and orange.
How does this ice pop version of the classic Bellini sound to you?
Peach Pop Bellini
- 12 oz. canned peaches
- 24 oz. sparkling wine (750 mL bottle)
- Wooden sticks or cocktail straws
- Drain approximately half of the liquid out of the canned peaches. Blend the peaches until smooth. Pour them into ice molds.
- Let them freeze for about 1 hour. When they start getting hard, insert the wooden sticks.
- Let them freeze for another hour (or until completely solid).
- Pour 4 oz. sparkling wine into each Champagne flute. Insert the frozen peaches and enjoy!
Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.
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