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"The Bellini, traditionally a Venetian drink of white peach and prosecco, gets an indigenous promotion here - the Australian nectarine season is short on time, but huge on flavour," says Philips. "Make the most of it at your next barbecue. You can pass the nectarines through a mouli if you have one, which is a specification in the original Bellini recipe from Harry's Bar to minimise oxidation." Makes 1.5 litres.

You'll need

500 ml fino Sherry (see note) 750 ml dry sparkling wine   Bellini base 2 large ripe yellow nectarines, stones removed, coarsely chopped 50 ml lemon juice 55 gm (¼ cup) caster sugar

Method

  • 01
  • For Bellini base, blend nectarines, lemon and sugar in a blender until smooth, adding a little water to thin if necessary to a thick sauce consistency. Refrigerate until required.
  • 02
  • To serve, pour 30ml Fino solera into chilled Champagne coupes, add 30ml Bellini base and top with sparkling wine (about 60ml each).
Note A locally produced fino-style wine such as Seppeltsfield flor-style works well here.

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 - 10 people
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  • Serves 8 - 10 people

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