Photo: Peach & Blueberry Bellinis

Peach & Blueberry Bellinis

Yield: 
3-4 Servings

Updated: Tue, 05/17/2016 - 8:16am

Ingredients

  • 2 (10-ounce) package frozen peaches, apricots or nectarines
  • 1- 1½ cups sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ cup – ¾ cup packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen blueberries
  • 1 liter sparkling water

Instructions

  1. Combine frozen peaches, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer on low.
  2. Gently mash fruit occasionally with a wooden spoon until peaches are very tender – about 40-45 minutes. Strain into a bowl or jar. Leftover peaches can be used in the bellini or in another dish. Cover peach syrup, chill for at least 1 hour. This sweet syrup can be stored for up to 2 weeks.
  3. When ready to serve bellinis: Using a rolling pin or heavy can/jar, beat mint leaves on a clean, dry surface – this will help release the oils and flavors.
  4. Combine mint, blueberries, sparkling water in a large pitcher or punchbowl. Add in peach syrup to taste. Leftover peach syrup can be used to sweeten iced teas and other drinks. Can be refrigerated for 5-7 days. Serve immediately and enjoy!