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watermelon bellini mocktail

Watermelon Bellini

3 from 1 review
  • Author: mistressofmocktails
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: beverage, mocktail
  • Method: blend
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

The original Bellini was one-third white peach puree, and two-thirds champagne. This is an equally simple blend of two ingredients – pureed watermelon, and sparkling apple cider.


Ingredients

  • Pureed watermelon slices
  • Sparkling apple cider

Instructions

  • Keep one slice of watermelon aside as a garnish.
  • Blend a few slices of watermelon in a blender.
  • Fill the bottom third of the glass with the watermelon.
  • Top with sparkling apple cider.
  • Garnish

Keywords: watermelon bellini mocktail

After blending the watermelon, add around one-third to the bottom of each glass.

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The angle of this photograph makes it look less than it actually was.

I often add the garnish first, to minimise the mess. Then top the glass with apple cider. Easy!

The article on the history of the drink is at https://www.eataly.com/us_en/magazine/culture/history-bellini-cocktail/

This is lovely and refreshing. Exactly as you’d expect – sweet and bubbly. Great for a summer evening.

I made this a second time, and overdosed on the watermelon at the bottom. The flavour can be overwhelming, so definitely keep the watermelon under a third – a quarter may be better.