A word to the wise; if you'd like to plant peach trees in the northeast be prepared for birds, bugs, and yes, deer who will straight stand on their hind legs to eat your beloved fruit straight from the trees. If you are already too far down this path or perhaps you just have a hankering for an awesome brunch cocktail this delicious bitter peach Bellini is perfect.
Seeing as we are currently having a love hate with our once favorite fruit it seemed appropriate to make this drink a little bitter. The simple addition of Aperol lent the perfect amount of bitterness to the famous Bellini. If your lucky enough to have fresh peaches you could make your own puree for this drink. As for the rest of us, store-bought will have to do and we'll just have to drink to next year's bumper crop!
Bitter Peach Bellini
1 ounce Aperol
2 ounces peach puree
3 ounces Prosecco
Sliced peach for garnish
Add the Aperol and peach puree to a glass and stir to combine. Add ice.
Top with chilled Prosecco and lightly stir. Garnish with fresh peach slices and drink.
Maureen C. Petrosky writes what she knows, food, booze and parties. Author of The Wine Club, she appears regularly on The TODAY show to share her vices (and advice) with the world. For more info check out www.maureenpetrosky.com or follow her on Twitter @maureenpetrosky
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