I absolutely love a Bellini!! It is possibly one of my most favorite cocktails. It is super easy to make, but for me, it is mainly the nostalgia around it. You see, this is the first cocktail my now-husband and I ordered the very first time we went out to dinner. And we still order it whenever we are out and they have it on the menu 🥰. And that is the reason why I decided to create my own Easy Peach Bellini Cocktail for you.
The so-called “Bellini” was first invented sometime before the 1950s by a restaurant owner in Venice, Italy. The distinct pinkish color reminded him of a painting by a Venetian artist called Giovanni Bellini. Alas, the Bellini was born. The original Bellini is either made with peach puree or schnapps. You then add sparkling wine, prosecco, or champagne to it. I used an alcohol-free version for this one in the pictures.
What can I say? Next to the nostalgia that surrounds this cocktail for me, I also find it utterly and absolutely delicious. That is the reason why I decided to make a whole-food version out of it 🥰. This one is so utterly delicious – you will fall in love with it all summer long! Ripe, sweet peaches make all the difference here and ensure that you are getting the sweetest, most delicious cocktail out of it! Full disclosure, there was a lot of foam on the cocktail, when I poured it, which I took off. So, do not be surprised, if yours is “foaming” 😉.
Why is this Easy Peach Bellini Cocktail good for you?
There is a very limited number of ingredients in this Easy Peach Bellini Cocktail, and so today we will focus on the beauty that is called “Peach”. Peaches originated in China a little over 8000 years ago. They are related to plums, cherries, apricots, and almonds. Basically, you have a pit around which a beautiful fruit grows. The pit (or stone) is also, technically, edible. Peaches are rich in vitamin C, A, E, K, potassium, copper, and manganese. Both vitamin C, and E, are antioxidants in and on themselves, but peaches also contain other beneficial plant compounds that combat oxidative damage. Interestingly, fresh and canned peaches appear to contain similar amounts of vitamin and mineral levels, as long as they both contain the peel. However, the antioxidant levels are definitely higher in the fresh variety when compared.
Peaches are also a great source of fiber. They contain both the soluble and the insoluble kind. Soluble fiber is, in essence, a great feeding ground for your beneficial gut bacteria. When soluble fiber gets to the intestine, these beneficial gut bacteria turn it into short-chain fatty acids which feed the cells of your gut. Short-chain fatty acids have been shown to potentially improve inflammation in the gut, as well as symptoms of digestive disorders.
There is some evidence that suggests that peaches are great at lowering cholesterol levels. In test-tube studies, it was found that peaches bind to bile acid, essentially a compound that is produced from our livers as part of cholesterol. This bound bile acid, including the cholesterol it contains, is then eliminated through the colon. More studies need to be conducted in order to provide further insight into Peaches’ potential role in lowering cholesterol. Remember – a reduction in “bad” cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels is always beneficial for our overall heart health.
How can I adjust this Easy Peach Bellini Cocktail to my dietary requirements?
This recipe is gluten-free, vegetarian, nut-free, and vegan. Technically alcohol cannot be enjoyed as part of the paleo diet, but you could replace the champagne with sparkling water.
And there you have it for this week! I hope you enjoy this easy, delicious, summery cocktail. If you are craving more peach in your life right now – give my Peach Galette a go. If you are in need for more summery drinks, why not try my super refreshing Summer Day Lemonade. As always, please let me know how you are liking the recipe, by commenting and/or giving it some starts below. Happy Cocktail mixing 🤗!!