Celebrate with a Bellini or two.

11 Feb

Well all celebrations should start with a Champaign toast, but not everyone loves the bubbly flavour on its own, why not mix it up this Valentines Day :). Here are a few of my favourite bellini’s!

Peach Bellini:

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What you need:

1 cup frozen peaches (tinned in natural juice will do)

1 cup Champaign or Prosecco (Dom pérignon is my bubbly of choice)

1 oz runny honey

1 cup crushed ice

1 whole peach for garnishing

Springs of rosemary

What you do:

1) Combine frozen peaches, ice,Champaign, and runny honey, in a blender and blend until smooth.

2) Pour into champagne glasses and garnish with a peach slice and a sprig of rosemary.

Pomegranate Bellini:

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What you need:

1 fresh Pomegranate

1 cupChampaign(look for a demi-secChampaignfor a touch of sweetness)

1 tbsp Confectioner sugar

What you do:

1) Cut the pomegranate in half, using a wooden spoon tap the tops till the pomegranate seems comes trickling down.

2) Blend the seeds in a food processor for a few seconds.

3) Remove from the processor and sieve, add in the sugar.

4) Place the puree at the bottom of the Champaign flutes and pour in theChampaign

5) Enjoy!

You could also follow this same recipe with passion fruit…gorgeously exotic!

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Raspberry Bellini:

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What you need:

8 raspberries

3 teaspoon raspberry liqueur (Chambordis perfect!)

1 cup champagne

What you do:

1) Pour in 1 and a half teaspoons of raspberry liqueur per flute

2) Followed by the champagne.

3) Then garnish with raspberries.

Trust me you are going to enjoy every single one! For an extra special touch coat the rim with sugar 🙂 Just dip in lemon juice then dip in sugar and leave to set, adds an extra dimension to any cocktail.

For any of your alcohol needs go to Temple Wines

Keep it Delicious!

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