Lychee Bellini Recipe

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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.

Recipe Facts

Active: 8 mins
Total: 8 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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Ingredients

  • 6 lychees (if using fresh, peel and remove pits)

  • 8 ounces chilled, dry sparkling wine

Directions

  1. Puree the lychees with a blender (immersion blender works great). Strain the pulp with a fine mesh sieve, pushing the puree through with a rubber spatula.

  2. Fill a flute or other tall, narrow glass 1/3 way with the lychee puree (should be about 4 ounces). Slowly pour the sparkling wine into the glass, stirring slowly as you pour. Pause to allow the foam to subside as necessary.

Special equipment

blender, sieve, 12 ounce champagne flute or tall, narrow glass

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
232 Calories
0g Fat
16g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 232
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 43mg 215%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 270mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)