I had taken two finger-bowls of Champagne, and the scene had changed before my eyes into something significant, elemental, and profound.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
is sumptuous and decadent. I reckon this should be sipped while half listening to jazz playing in the background, a la Harry’s Bar, which incidentally is where Bellini originated from.
Apparently, the original cocktail was made from prosecco, which was a sparkling wine in Venice. Our recipe is made from champagne, for more indulgence.
3 medium ripe peaches, chopped coarsely.
1 cup peach schnapps
750 ml chilled champagne
10 sugar cubes
Preparation (all of 5 minutes)
1. In a food processor, blend the chopped peaches and schnapps until smooth.
2. Pour the peaches mix into a large pitcher or jug.
3. Add the champagne and give it a good stir.
4. Have 10 champagne flutes at the ready, each with a sugar cube.
5. Top it with the Bellini cocktail.
This cocktail is a very refreshing one. Just right for a hot summer’s day or during a rather hectic party celebration. This sure will keep you going.
And with all the ingredients at hand, it would only take 5 minutes to make exc
luding making the sugar syrup.
To make the sugar syrup
Combine half a cup of water with half a cup of caster sugar in a small saucepan. Heat it up and stir continuously until the sugar granules have dissolved. Bring it to the boil then remove from heat; let it cool and refrigerate until needed.
(This is only to treat yourself, adjust the ingredients if you wanted to share 😉 lol)
3 teaspoons chilled sugar syrup (see above for the recipe)
3 teaspoons vodka
3 teaspoons white rum
3 teaspoons while tequila
2 teaspoons Cointreau
3 teaspoons gin
3 teaspoons lime juice
6 ice cubes
1/3 cup crush ice
1/3 cup chilled ginger beer
Lime wedge to garnish (I am afraid I used all the lime to make the juice will buy extra next time.)
1. Combine syrup, vodka, rum, tequila, Cointreau, gin, juice and ice cubes in a cocktail shaker and shake like you have never shaken before. Ooops the cocktail has gotten to me a bit. hickkk
2. Place crush ice in a cocktail glass or any pretty stem glass; strain the the cocktail mixture over the ice.
3. Top with ginger beer. If you have a leftover lime, cut it into a nice wedge and use as garnish by anchoring it on the lip of the glass.
Bloody Mary is a special favourite. I do like tomato juice with a bit of a spiritual kick of vodka, Tabasco and Worcestershire Sauce. I would drink this slowly with a stick of celery to swirl this blood-red concoction round and round.
Did you know?
Bloody Mary was named after Mary Tudor (1516-1558), daughter of Henry VIII with Katherine of Aragon.
Mary was the last Catholic Monarch. During her reign, she tried to restore Catholicism as the official state religion. She was intolerant of any form of criticism what she burned hundreds at the stake and hanged many Prostestants.
Her tyranny earned her the sobriquet as ‘Bloody Mary’
Anyways, here is the recipe.
2 ice cubes
vodka, double shot
½ lemon, juice only
6 dashes Worcestershire sauce
3 dashes Tabasco sauce
150ml/5fl oz tomato juice
pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper
Method of preparation:
Place the ice into a tall glass and add the vodka.
Add the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and tomato juice. Stir well.
Adjust the seasoning, to taste, with salt and pepper and serve straightaway.
– To make this elegant elderflower & rhubarb ripple cocktail, add 1 measure of elderflower liqueur and 1 measure of rhubarb vodka to a cocktail shaker.
– Add a few cubes of ice to the shaker and then shake.
– Strain into a champagne coupe glass and top up the glass with 3 measures of Mount Bluff. There is enough to make 9 cocktails with this recipe!