Delicious Lillet Bellini Cocktail smells divine and tastes like summer! This peachy sparkler is perfect for brunches and afternoon sipping.
Sometimes, you just want something different… Right? A few years ago I was really missing not having a glass of my favorite aperitif, Lillet Blanc. It had been a very long time since I had this flavorful refresher served the classic way of over ice with a fresh slice of orange. In retrospect I think I just got bored with drinking it the same way every time. So, I just stopped drinking it.
Inventing a New Cocktail
Until one night when I wanted something different.
I pulled the ever-present bottle of Lillet from the refrigerator, loaded my glass with ice, and stopped. I wanted something more. As I searched the fridge for something different, I glanced toward the door and found a bottle of peach schnapps tucked into the door and thought, “Why Not?”
So, I poured my favorite Lillet over the ice and then topped it with a small amount of peach schnapps… gave it a little stir and took a sip. Oh my! Summer just got an upgrade!
But I realized my new Lillet cocktail could be even better. It needed bubbles! So, I then topped my new cocktail with Prosecco!
Lillet Blanc - Lillet Blanc is a French liqueur made from sweet Sémillon grapes, orange liqueurs, and a bit of quinine bitters to balance it out. It is sweet but not too sweet, honey colored, and filled with the delicate aromas and flavors of white flowers and candied orange peel. To me it smells and tastes like summer.
Peach Schnapps - Schnapps is a neutral flavored alcoholic beverage that is infused with fruit, herbs, spices, and other flavors. Peach schnapps is schnapps with peach flavorings. It is clear in color and has a strong, sweet flavor of peaches.
Prosecco - Prosecco is a sparkling wine from Italy. While champagne is made from a variety of grapes grown, fermented, and bottled only in France, prosecco is made only from the glera grapes in Italy. Prosecco is generally neutral in flavor.
Step 1 - Pour Lillet Blanc and then peach schnapps into a champagne flute.
Step 2 - Top with Prosecco.
Step 3 - Garnish if desired, serve and enjoy!
Store your Lillet Blanc, peach schnapps, and Prosecco in the refrigerator, so they are always well chilled and ready to serve when company drops in to visit.
Add More Peach. If you prefer a stronger sweeter peach flavor, increase the peach schnapps to 2 oz.
Make it Lighter. Try a tall Collins glass filled with ice and top this cocktail off with sparkling water for a lighter sip.
Hold the Prosecco. Double the Lillet Blanc to 4 ounces and add 1 ounce of peach schnapps. Pour over the rocks in an old-fashioned glass.
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Lillet Bellini Cocktail
- 4 oz. Lillet Blanc, Well Chilled
- 1 oz. Peach Schnapps, Well Chilled
- Orange Slice, Peach or Nectarine Slice, Sliced Strawberry, Petite Marigold Bloom, Tiny Carnation Bloom, Sprig of Rosemary
- Fill glass with ice.Ice
- Pour Lillet, then peach schnapps over ice in glass.4 oz. Lillet Blanc, 1 oz. Peach Schnapps
- Stir gently and garnish as desired.Orange Slice, Peach or Nectarine Slice, Sliced Strawberry, Petite Marigold Bloom, Tiny Carnation Bloom, Sprig of Rosemary
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Nutrition Per Serving
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