Strawberry nectarine lime bellini

Want to know the best way to start off the weekend?

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Champagne.

After seeing Jessica’s triple berry mojitos yesterday I was inspired.

Inspired to finally make simple syrup for myself.

Inspired to puree fruit in a blender.

And mostly, inspired to drink.

After a 7 day work week, I think I deserved it.

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I didn’t think ripe summer fruit could get better than it already is but, I was wrong.

Champagne tends to have that effect on things.

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Need to forget about the work week stresses? Make this.

Want to pretend you’re on vacation on a tropical island? Make this.

Need to drown out the 10 neighborhood kids screaming for 5 hours straight as they jump in the pool? Make this.

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I had to wait until 5pm to drink this yesterday. Lucky for you it’s Saturday, what are you waiting for?

 

Strawberry Nectarine Lime

Bellinis

Inspired by How Sweet It Is

Makes 2 drinks

  • 6 strawberries
  • 1.5 nectarines (use other half for garnish)
  • handful of blueberries
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • handful of mint leaves
  • club soda
  • champagne

Directions:

Bring water, sugar and mint leaves to a boil in small sauce pan, immediately reduce to low for 1-2 minutes then remove from heat and let sit. In a blender combine strawberries and nectarines and puree. Once simple syrup is cooled pour into 2 glasses filled with ice. Split fruit puree between both glasses and squeeze lime juice in each. Add club soda and champagne. Use as much or as little champagne as you’d like, I’ll leave that part up to your discretion depending on how strong you want the drink Winking smile. Garnish with blueberries, nectarine slices and mint leaves. Put your feet up and enjoy.

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Comments

  1. 10

    shannon says

    Just desicovered you blog about a week ago – love the recipes- cant wait to try some- this drink looks amazing!! vert summery ( is that a word?) we have a weimerainer too- he is the biggest baby- yours in beautiful.

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    Renee says

    I saw and saved the same post! This sounds wonderful, however I don’t have champagne so I’m going to substitute Eldflower Liquour, WOO HOO. Thanks

  3. 13

    Jillian says

    Can this drink be made and stored in the refrigerator ahead of time? I have a family party Saturday, and plan on making this in (very) large quantities but I will be going straight from work so I was hoping to have it all put together Friday night.

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      Running to the Kitchen says

      I wouldn’t make the entire thing ahead of time b/c I’d worry about the champagne and club soda going flat. But, you could definitely make the simple syrup and fruit puree ahead of time and store in the refrigerator. Then just assemble with the remaining ingredients once the party starts. Those are the 2 time consuming things anway so putting everything together wouldn’t take long at all. Hope you enjoy it if you make it this weekend!

      • 15

        Jillian says

        Thank you for the advice and this absolutely delicious recipe! They were a huge hit…almost too big of a hit I didn’t want to share =) and they have already been requested for the next family event

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