Girly classics like mimosas and bellinis are popular morning cocktails for a reason: they're effervescent, fruity, and perfect for washing down a frittata and a yogurt parfait.
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I think it's best to use a dry sparkling wine to pair with the fruit, or the cocktail ends up cloyingly sweet and tasting like a bad hangover waiting to happen. I used a dry sparkling brut rosé from Alsace, France (Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace, made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes), which imparts a lovely pinkish hue. A dry Prosecco would be excellent as well.
There's nothing wrong with classic brunch drinks, and we wouldn't turn down a Bellini made with puréed white peaches and prosecco. But the fruit + sparkling wine formula lends itself beautifully to all sorts of breakfast-friendly cocktails, and you might as well get creative. Here are two unusual Bellini variations that we enjoyed recently.
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