Nothing beats a Peach Bellini with a fresh peach puree. A lot of fruit puree’s have a ton of added sugar. The simple solution? make your own puree. I love smoothies and I buy a HUGE bag of frozen fruit which has a ton of peach slices in it. I decided i would use these and blend them to make my own delicious puree. It saves on your sugar intake and is healthier because it’s fresh fruit. 3 weight watcher points for this classy refreshing drink.
- 1 cup of frozen Peach slices
- 1 ounce of Peach Vodka
- 1 ounce of Peach Schnapps
- Champagne about 2-3 ounces (I used Barefoot Moscato Champagne)
- 1 cup of frozen Peach slices into smaller pieces
- Add to a blender the peach pieces, 1 ounce of Peach Vodka and 1 ounce of Peach Schnapps
- Blend on high speed it the mixture resemble a puree. Add a touch more Vodka if needed.
- Even distribute the mixture between to glasses and top up with the champagne
- Serve and Enjoy
Here’s a fun shot to make for your guests. It is called a Brain Hemorrhage, but I think this one looks more like a tornado so I shall call this one Stormy Weather. WW points who knows, sometimes you just have to not care and enjoy the simple pleasures in life (just not everyday)
- Peach Schnapps
- Bailey’s Irish Cream
- Blue Curacao
Pour to the way it’s listed above. Fill a shot glass 3/4 full of the peach schnapps, add the Bailey’s very slowly like I am talking super slow motion here. Add a bit of the blue curacao and than the grenadine. There you have it, a great conversation starter. Oh I must also add that this tastes damn good.
There are more crazy recipes for shooters and cocktails in The Bartender’s Black Book. We keep one handy beside our liquor cabinet in case we run out of ideas.
Sometimes I follow the recipes in the book and sometimes I use it to inspire new recipes that I make on the fly. When I am visiting friends, the Mixology application for the iPhone is also another great way to find and create new drink recipes.
I also have a bar mat permanently on my counter top because I experiment with mixing a lot. I found some nice bar mats on eBay sold as collectibles, but they are inexpensive and functional. It keeps our counter tops clean and non-sticky.