Simple peach bellini recipe made with fresh peaches with a virgin option and Caprese Bruschetta Bites! 

A beautiful peach bellini with prosecco sits on an outdoor table with summer appetizers.

What is a Peach Bellini? 

The Bellini is a classic Venetian drink made famous by Harry’s Bar. I didn’t get a chance to visit the iconic restaurant while we were in Venice, but I did get to taste a delicious Bellini at another restaurant, Ristorante San Stefano. It was perfectly fizzy, cold, slightly sweet, and refreshing. The good news is that bellinis are very easy to make at home, and can be made virgin by replacing Prosecco with sparkling water. The virgin recipe creates a fresh and healthy soda. I love a nice Italian aperitivo cocktail. If you do too, don’t miss my Classic Aperol Spritz and Limoncello Spritzer recipes! 

How to Make a Peach Bellini

Fresh peaches are shown getting chopped, added to a food processor, and blending.
Ripe peaches are pureed with a little lemon juice and honey or sugar. That’s it! The puree can be made in advance and then spooned into glasses with Prosecco when you’re ready to make your cocktails. 

What to Serve with Peach Bellinis

Last week I hosted a mommy happy hour and served Bellinis and Caprese bruschetta. Caprese Bruschetta is the perfect summer snack. The tomatoes in our garden are suddenly ripe and juicy, and this is one of my favorite ways to use them up. Authentic Tomato Bruschetta would be perfect too, or homemade hummus and crudite. 
 
bruschetta 
First grab some traditional Caprese ingredients: tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil. Instead of serving it as a salad, cut the slices into 1-inch pieces and stack them on top of some grilled bread (bruschetta). 
caprese bruschetta
 
Perfect for get-togethers. These bite-sized Caprese are adorable. And delicious!
 caprese
Invite your friends over and enjoy the summer with these simple Italian recipes! Cheers!

Caprese Bruschetta Bites Recipe 
printer friendly recipe

Total Time: about 15 mintues

Yield: about 20 bites depending on size of tomatoes

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 baguette, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
  • pinch of sea salt 
  • 1 yellow heirloom tomato, sliced  
  • 1 red heirloom tomato, sliced 
  • 1 ball fresh mozzarella, sliced (the kind packed in water) 
  • fresh basil, torn into small pieces  
  • Aged balsamic vinegar or syrup (I recommend il fustino aged balsamic
  • toothpicks 

Instructions: 
1. Using a serrated knife, cut baguette crosswise into 1/2″ slices. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt. Toast or grill bread.

2. Cut toasted bread, tomatoes, and mozzarella into 1-inch pieces. Arrange Caprese Bruschetta Bites by placing a piece of mozzarella on top of the bread pieces, then top with a piece of tomato and basil. Skewer with a toothpick and drizzle with balsamic.

*Caprese Bruschetta Bites can be made up to an hour in advance and refrigerated.

Yield: Serves 6

Easy Peach Bellini

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

This Easy Peach Bellini Recipe made with fresh peaches is the best Italian summer cocktail.  

Easy Peach Bellini

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe peaches, pitted and diced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 
  • 1 teaspoon honey (or sugar) 
  • 1 bottle chilled prosecco sparkling wine (or sparkling water for a virgin bellini) 
  • 1 ripe peach, pitted and sliced for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. 1. Place diced peaches, lemon juice, and honey in a food processor. Blend until smooth and pureed. Pour puree through a fine mesh sieve into a small bowl. You may have to press it through with the back of a spoon.

    2. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the peach puree into the bottoms of wine or Champagne glasses. Top with Prosecco and gently stir to combine. Garnish with fresh peach slices.

    adapted from Ina Garten's Bellini recipe
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 8mg Carbohydrates: 13g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 10g Protein: 1g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Nutritionix. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your favorite calculator.