If you’re looking for the perfect drink to enjoy throughout 2016, keep reading. The Ideal Wine Company reveals how to make a Bellini Cocktail.
If you celebrate New Year’s Eve like a lot of us here at the Ideal Wine Company do, we bet you have a lot of Champagne stored at home right now. This is the perfect drink for ringing in the New Year, but if you don’t consume every last drop, what should you do with your extra Champagne?
You might want to use it to craft a few sumptuous Champagne cocktails! We’d suggest you try making a Bellini Cocktail – a delicious fruity drink that packs a big punch. The Bellini was invented at the famous Harry’s Bar in Venice during the 1930s or 1940s, according to About.com, and has gone on to become popular with wine enthusiasts across the world.
How to make
The great thing about the Bellini Cocktail is that it’s really easy to make. You won’t need much either – just Champagne, a peach, a blender and a Champagne flute. Then you should follow the five steps listed below:· Prepare the peach: The first thing you need to do is remove the stone from your peach, and cut it into small pieces.
· Puree: This is the really important bit. Take the small chunks of peach, put them in the blender and blend at a high speed until pureed.
· Spoon in: After this you need to place about four teaspoons of the peach puree into the Champagne flute.
· Combine: Here’s where the Champagne comes in. Slowly top up the glass with Champagne until it’s about three-quarters full. You should wait for the bubbles to settle and stir vigorously with a bar spoon, after which you need to pour more Champagne into the glass until it’s full.
· Garnish: If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you could add a garnish – although it’s not traditional to do so. You might want to opt for orange, lemon, or even lime to give your finished cocktail an extra kick.
It’s really easy to whip up a Bellini Cocktail, but you need to pick the right Champagne to make sure it turns out to be a success. You should buy the Krug 1988 form the Ideal Wine Company today if you want to ensure you have the perfect Champagne on hand to craft killer Bellini Cocktails!