Peach Bellini Spritzer Recipe

February is the month of love and keeping your champagne or sparkling wine chilled has never looked lovelier… Try our Bellini spritzer that can also be made without alcohol.

Difficulty

Prep Time

30 minutes + overnight for freezing

Cooking Time

Serves

2-4

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 SPAR Freshline yellow cling peach
  • 10ml SPAR castor sugar
  • 1 bottle sparkling wine or alcohol-free champagne
  • 2 different sized, inexpensive, plastic buckets (a large one and another to fit inside it – the smaller one must be large enough for a champagne bottle)
  • Various flowers (red roses)
  • SPAR Freshline fruit (lemons limes, strawberries, peaches)

Recipe Method

  1. Fill the larger bucket with 5 – 10 cm of water and freeze.
  2. Place the smaller bucket inside and fill it with rocks or something heavy so it’s weighted down and cannot float when then the water is poured in.
  3. Fill the circle with water and tuck the flowers and fruit in tight, so they don’t float to the top. You can also do this in two steps, filling half then freezing and then doing the second half. This will ensure that the flowers will be dispersed throughout the bucket when frozen.
  4. Freeze the bucket overnight. To remove the ice bucket, remove the rocks from the center, then fill that container with warm water and let it sit. Pour it out and then run water around the outside of the bucket. It will eventually loosen and slide out.
  5. For the Bellini: Puree the peach and sugar together. Place a spoonful into each glass.  Pour in the sparkling wine and serve immediately.

Hints & Tips

When serving, place it on a tray or container with a little ledge to catch the water. You can also fold a small dishcloth or some paper towel and hide it underneath to absorb some of the water.