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Fresh Raspberry Bellini

Made with fresh raspberry puree, the color is strikingly beautiful. Serve this cocktail at your next brunch or for a leisurely breakfast in bed! Also lovely as an aperitif on a lazy afternoon.

Makes 1 drink

1 tablespoon Raspberry Puree (recipe follows)
1/2 ounce peach schnapps
4 to 5 ounces chilled Prosecco or brut or dry rose Champagne

For garnishing
Fresh raspberry

Place the puree in the bottom of a champagne flute. Add the schnapps, then the Prosecco. Stir with a bar spoon. Garnish with a raspberry.

Raspberry Puree

Makes 1 cup, enough for about 16 drinks

1 pint fresh raspberries or 2 cups frozen unsweetened raspberries, defrosted
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar

Combine the raspberries, lemon juice, and sugar in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve. If not using immediately, cover and refrigerate, for up to 4 days, until needed.

Tip: If you would like a sweeter drink, add more sugar to the puree.

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Peter Perez
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  • CakeSpy July 30, 2009 at 9:58 am

    This sounds so good–especially during our Seattle Heat Wave! Refreshing and naturally the added kick is welcome.


  • Jess W. July 30, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    I’m not that creative…I love to pair a glass of Cava or Prosecco with just about any appetizer. Looks like I need to get more creative with my Prosecco.


  • C. Wilson July 30, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    My favorite summer drink (well, favorite drink, period) is a Gin Rickey. It pairs well with everything. How about smoked sable or trout on toast or puff pastry with a bit of chive and farmers cheese?


  • AlchemistGeorge July 30, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    I know I’m a heretic, but we often use Prosecco in place of Champagne. In any case, once you’ve had a Bellini (prosecco and white peach puree) you’ll immediately see the wisdom of recipes with prosecco and fruit!


  • Muse in the Kitchen August 1, 2009 at 6:12 am

    Cosmopolitan with little fried cheese balls. Not sure why, but the flavor combo really works for me!


  • Peter August 7, 2009 at 11:21 am

    And the lucky winner is…AlchemistGeorge! Congrats! You’re the lucky winner of the book + cocktail mix from Kathy Casey’s Dish D’Lish! Happy sipping and apping.


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