This Apple Bourbon Bellini is a delicious fall drink! This champagne cocktail is perfect for serving at brunch or happy hour!
It’s a great cocktail Friday – my first post is live on Food Fanatic today! It’s an Apple Bourbon Bellini, and not your typical sweet bellini, this one has some kick to it.
Food Fanatic is a website that hosts several different amazing food bloggers, bringing together all of their best recipes in one spot. I’m pretty excited that I was lucky enough to be invited to join their team, I can’t wait to start making some cocktails…or some more cocktails…
I’ve been asked to contribute cocktail recipes to the Food Fanatic site (it’s like they already know me) so I’ll be posting lots of unique drink recipes over there that you’ll have to be sure and check out.
What Is a Bellini?
A bellini is an Italian champagne cocktail made with peach puree. These days a lot of us are using prosecco instead of champagne for a slightly less expensive option. Which is the way to go since your mixing it with a fruit puree instead of drinking it straight up.
There are many, many variations of a bellini recipe, mostly made by swapping out the fruit puree. You can use any type of fruit you like – grapefruit, orange, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries. Besides switching up the fruit puree you can also add a liquor to your bellini recipe like we’re doing here with these Apple Bourbon Bellinis.
How Do You Make This Apple Bourbon Bellini?
Start by making the fruit puree, which in this case is an apple puree. It’s totally not a traditional fruit to use in a puree since apples won’t blend until completely smooth. But it works, just trust me.
Once the apple puree is made you add it to the bottom of a champagne flute along with an ounce of bourbon. Then top with champagne or prosecco and garnish with an apple slice!
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This tasty bellini recipe uses fresh apples to kick up the fall flavor!
3 apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
6 ounces bourbon (you can also use an apple bourbon)
Champagne or prosecco for topping
Add the apples to a blender or food processor along with the water, sugar and lemon juice. Blend until almost smooth and then transfer to a bowl.
Get 6 champagne flutes and fill each with 1 ounce of bourbon and a tablespoon of the apple puree.
Top with champagne and garnish with an apple slice.
- Category: Cocktails
- Method: Stir
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: bellini recipe, apple bellini, champagne cocktails, bourbon drinks, drink recipes, cocktail recipes, brunch cocktails