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by Lauren Heskin
01st Dec 2020
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While you’re using up your annual leave loitering about the house, why not give it a summer holiday feel with this simple and delicious bellini.


Have lots of holidays left to take but cannot bear the thought of spending it at home, the weather dark, dreary and cold outside?

The very least you can do for yourself is whip up a few cocktails so you can pretend you are lounging on some sun-soaked rock along the Italian coast rather than huddled up by the fire. Try your hand at an Amalfi Sunset Spritz or perfect your gin and tonic, you might be surprised to learn a few tricks ahead of the festive season.

And nothing says summer quite like a bellini. The sweet, aromatic peach puree, combining with the fizz of the Prosecco and the kick of the gin makes it perfect for a humid summer’s eve, or even settling down to a cosy Christmas film.

What makes this recipe extra special (and doesn’t add any complications), is the Malfy con Arancia gin. Infused with Sicilian blood oranges, it gives it a freshness and zing to the sweet peach. (Psst, you can win a bottle in our Malfy gift box competition here).

A bellini is very easy to make. If you can’t find peach puree, pop three peaches, destoned and quartered, into a blender and then strain contents into a bowl. Three peaches are more than enough for six bellinis and you can always pour the puree into an ice cube tray and freeze for later.

 

Twisted Bellini 

Ingredients

  • 35.5ml Malfy Con Arancia
  • 15ml Peach Puree 
  • 75ml Prosecco 
  • Orange Twist 

 

Method

  • In a Champagne flute, mix the gin and the peach puree until its fragrantly combined.
  • Top up with a newly popped Prosecco.
  • If you’re feeling so inclined, peel a narrow piece of rind from the centre of an orange, right the way around. Curl it even more in your hand and then slide onto the slide of the glass.

 

Cin cin!

Malfy Gin is for over 18s only. Please visit www.drinkaware.ie for more information on how to drink responsibly. The full Malfy Gin range includes four variants: Malfy Originale, Malfy Con Limone, Malfy Gin Rosa and Malfy Con Arancia. For recipes and cocktail ideas visit www.malfygin.com. Malfy Gin is available in all retailers nationwide and good off licences, including O’Brien’s for a recommended retail price of €35.


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