Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Peach & Mango Bellinis

Cooking Club's theme this past month was Barefoot Contessa inspired recipes. We all made a recipe from one of Ina Garten's cookbooks or found one online. I was in charge of cocktails for this dinner club meeting so I made Fresh Peach Bellinis and made it my own. So yummy! I got these great champagne flutes from my mom as a wedding present years ago and like to bring them out every so often. Bellinis are the perfect occasion! Check out the other Barefoot Contessa courses at our Cuisine Queens website! :-)

Ingredients (serves 8 to 10 people):
  • 4 peaches
  • 2 champagne mangoes
  • 2 tbsp of sugar or equal
  • 2 tsp of lime juice
  • 1 bottle of sparkling wine or champagne, chilled
  • I used Peach Seltzer water for a non-alcoholic version (we have some pregos in our group)

  • Chop fruit into small pieces.
  • Place fruit, lime juice, & sugar into a food processor.
  • Puree in processor until mixed well.
  • Pass through sieve (optional) and leave out skins & bits.
  • Place 2 tbsp of the puree in each champagne glass
  • Fill with champagne and serve.

For a non-alcoholic or low cal option use peach seltzer water instead of champagne/wine.

My husband & I had an awesome dinner on the back porch (the weather has been fantastic)   and I tried out the bellinis on him before making them for cooking club the following night. They were a hit! They also paired nicely with leftover Southwestern Pasta Salad & these AMAZING BLT Lettuce Wraps which I made for the first time that night! YUMMO!

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