Peach and Aperol Bellini

[Photo: Heather Meldrom]

In this chic twist on the classic brunch drink, Aperol adds a beautiful blush color and a hint of bitterness to the mix. Each bottle of wine will yield about 5 servings, so stock up accordingly. You can refrigerate unused portion of peach mixture in an airtight container for up to one week.

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Peach and Aperol Bellini

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 2 cups puree (enough for about 15 drinks)
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 mininutes
Special equipment:blender
This recipe appears in: Serious Entertaining: A Fruity Brunch 3 Colorful Bellinis To Make for Mother's Day


  • 1 cup frozen peach slices, thawed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons superfine sugar
  • 1/2 cup Aperol
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) dry sparkling wine for every 5 servings, chilled
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced


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    In a blender combine peaches, water, sugar, and Aperol. Blend on high speed until completely smooth, about 2 minutes. Pour 2 tablespoons of the mixture into each glass, add a small amount of sparkling wine to loosen the puree, then fill glasses completely. Garnish each glass with a lemon slice.

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