These Peach Bellini Cocktails are Infused With Springs of Fresh Basil

 - Aug 28, 2015
References: heatherchristo & heatherchristo
Often bellini cocktails focus on fruity flavors as signature notes, but this innovative peach bellini recipe by Heather Christo adds fresh herbs to the drink for a subtle new aroma. The addition is ideal if you're looking to add fresh ingredients to your favorite beverages.

A bellini cocktail is traditionally made using champagne and peach juice, however Christo takes her version a step further by using real peaches and fresh basil. The drink begins with peach puree which can easily be made by blending up fresh peaches. Then to the puree smash a basil leaf, to release the herbs oils into the peach puree. Then add chilled prosecco and garnish with peach slices and more fresh basil.

Adding herbs to cocktails gives drinks an artisan spin while naturally enhancing the fruit flavors.