A wonderful and festive summer drink. “Peach Bellini” is actually redundant, as a Bellini is always made with peaches. However, as most puréed fruits can be used in this drink, one could say Raspberry Bellini, much as one says vodka martini, to distinguish it from the original. There may be names for these other concoctions–a strawberry variation is known as a Rossini. In any case, these are delish. To make this drink nonalcoholic, you could add a combination of apple or white grape juice and a splash of seltzer or club soda. The Italian sparkling wine, Prosecco, is traditional, though champagne and similar sparkling wines are also used.

peach purée (from peeled, pitted peaches)
Prosecco, or other sparkling wine

1. Put about 2 T of peach purée in a champagne flute or wine glass. Fill glass with Prosecco. Stir.