Saturday, June 18, 2011
A few years ago, I discovered Prosecco and felt in love right after the first sip. Prosecco is an Italian sparkling dry white wine. Taste-wise and mouth feel are very similar to Champagne, but it’s a lot less expensive. Isn’t that already a good reason to open a bottle of Prosecco to celebrate? Seriously, with Prosecco’s price tag, you don’t need a special occasion or reason to enjoy one.
Here, I share with you a refreshing Kiwi-Strawberry Bellini that’s perfect to cool down in the summer. Bellini is a cocktail with mixture of Prosecco and fruit purée (peach purée is the most traditional fruit of choice). However, I couldn’t resist using Kiwis and strawberries as they are both in season right now. They are such a perfect match for each other, too.
If you want to turn this drink into a kids friendly version, just substitute the Prosecco with sparkling white grape juice. Just make sure to use a different shape of glass, decoration, or plastic champagne glasses to distinguish the kid's version. That way, they won’t “accidentally” drink the REAL Bellini.
Now, we all can celebrate. Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome fathers out there. Cheers!
Makes: 8 servings
4 Zesperi Kiwi
1 (750ml) bottle Prosecco
Remove skin from kiwifruits, cut into quarters. In a food processor or blender, puree until smooth.
Remove stems from strawberries, cut in halves. In a food processor or blender, puree until smooth.
Spoon kiwi puree and strawberry puree onto the bottom of champagne glasses, about 1 to 2 heaping tablespoons each. Pour Prosecco over fruit puree and enjoy.
*Note: As mention in the post, you can substitute Prosecoo with sparkling white grape juice for a non-alcohol version.
You can also substitute kiwi and strawberry with your favorite kind of fruit for this cocktail as well.