Welcoming in the weekend with my favorite Summer Bellinis 3 Ways…best for your summertime Saturday Cocktail festivities! Fresh summer blackberries, sweet peaches, and strawberries blended up into fruity purees. Then mix with citrusy orange juice, and top off with bubbly champagne. These fun Bellinis make for simple and quick summer cocktails. They’re great for everything from brunch to an evening dinner with friends. The sweet summer fruit and the bubbly champagne seal the deal and keep everyone coming back for seconds.
This post is sponsored by Florida’s Natural.
Happy Saturday! Such a fun cocktail to share with you all today, Bellinis 3 ways with my favorite summer fruits.
It’s been a few weeks since my last cocktail Saturday post so I’m excited for today’s Bellinis.
First off, I’ve never shared any kind of Bellini with you guys before, so these feel especially fun. I was inspired to make the simple summer Bellinis by an overflowing fridge full of summer berries and sweet overly ripe peaches. Typically when mixing up new cocktails I don’t usually reach for a bottle of bubbly champagne. But when I’m feeling the need to use something outside the realm of tequila and vodka, I reach for something fun.
Enter these drinks. Not only are these Bellinis the perfect August cocktail to mix up, but they’re incredibly easy too! You only need fresh fruits, Florida’s Natural® Brand Orange Juice, and your favorite bottle of chilled champagne.
Here are all the details…
Let’s break these down…drink by drink. We have three very different Bellinis to chat about!
We have blackberry thyme, raspberry peach, and strawberry lavender…three of my favorite flavor combinations.
Making each Bellini is easy. You simply blend the fruit with a touch of orange juice into a smooth puree. Then add the puree to a fun wine or champagne glass and top each glass off with champagne, gently stirring to combine.
For the peach Bellini, I love leaving the skins on my peaches, they add flavor and such pretty color. But of course, if you prefer, you can remove the skins.
And for the strawberry lavender, you need to simmer the berries and lavender together before blending. Then be sure to strain the lavender out. It’s key to infuse the berry puree with herbal, summery lavender.
The one extra special touch?
A splash of orange juice…which isn’t traditional in a Bellini but I find it to be just the right amount of sweet citrus kick. It really helps the Bellinis shine, and well, to make them extra special!
I always have orange juice in my fridge and often use it to create quick sauces, dressings, and easy to mix up cocktails – like these Bellinis. OJ adds a delicious citrus kick that’s fresh and flavorful. What I love most about Florida’s Natural® Brand Orange Juice is that it’s made with only Florida oranges…that’s it. There are zero added sugars or artificial ingredients. Only oranges…just like it should be!
Swaps and substitutes…
If you don’t have blackberries, but you do have blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries, either of these berries will be great. They’re all going to taste delicious. So use what you have or what you’ll love most.
No fresh berries or peaches on hand? Use frozen. And one more tip…top each Bellini with additional frozen berries and or peaches. They’ll help to chill your cocktail!.
Sooo, have I convinced you that Bellinis should now be a part of your weekend plans? Yeah! And maybe pair them with a side order of our favorite strawberry Dutch baby!
Looking for other champagne drinks? Try these:
Lastly, if you make these summer Bellinis 3 ways, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
Summer Bellinis 3 Ways
Calories Per Serving: 377 kcal
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
- 2 cups fresh or frozen peach slices
- 1/3 cup Florida's Natural® Brand Orange Juice
- 1 (750ml) bottle champagne, chilled
- raspberries, for serving
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- 1. In a blender, combine the blackberries and Florida's Natural® Brand Orange Juice. Blend until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh sieve, discard the solids. 2. Add 2-3 tablespoons puree to wine or champagne glasses. Top off with champagne and add a sprig of thyme. Drink and enjoy!
- 1. In a blender, combine the peaches and Florida's Natural® Brand Orange Juice. Blend until smooth. 2. Add 2-3 tablespoons puree to wine or champagne glasses. Top off with champagne and 3-4 raspberries. Drink and enjoy!
- 1. In a medium pot, bring the strawberries, Florida's Natural® Brand Orange Juice, and lavender to a boil over high heat. Boil 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool. Blend, then strain through a fine mesh sieve, discard the solids. 2. Add 2-3 tablespoons puree to wine or champagne glasses. Top off with champagne and serve with fresh lavender. Drink and enjoy!