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A Frozen Basil Bellini Mocktail Recipe – great for sitting pool side or in you backyard with friends this summer! Made with frozen peach purée, basil infused simple syrup and SANPELLEGRINO® Momenti Clementine & Peach which is now available at Walmart.
A Refreshing Summer Drink Bursting with Mediterranean Flavour!
In the past year or two I have become a huge fan of flavoured sparkling water. I have never been a huge pop drinker but when I did drink pop I would always reach for a diet cola. As I have been learning more about healthy eating the idea of drinking diet pop is actually not that appealing anymore when you think about it. So when I was asked to try out SANPELLEGRINO® Momenti I was super excited.
I am not just saying this because I have created a recipe for them in this post, but the Clemenine & Peach Momenti is absolutely delicious! It has a vibrant and surprising flavor mix of real fruit juice and light refreshing bubbles… not too overpowering. Most importantly each can is only 35 calories and has no added sugar or artificial sweeteners! You can find any of these three SANPELLEGRINO Momenti flavours now in Walmart or have it shipped in like I did for pick up.
Hover over the image above to shop SANPELLEGRINO Momenti at Walmart! Having tasted this I instantly knew this drink would be great in a Bellini. And with the light refreshing bubbles it works perfectly to replace the Prosecco usually found in a traditional Bellini. This way everyone, even the kiddos, can feel fancy with a pretty drink and enjoy a burst of colour and flavour this summer!
My Walmart Experience
My local Walmart didn’t have any in quite yet but it was super easy to order online for Pickup.
How To Make This Frozen Basil Bellini Mocktail Recipe
For two Bellini mocktails you will need 1 cup of frozen peach slices, 1 cup of ice, a handful of fresh basil leaves, 1/2 cup sugar, water and 1 can of SANPELLEGRINO Momenti Clementine & Peach. First in a small pot add 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 a cup of water. Rub 6 large fresh basil leaves in your hands gently to release the oils. Then add them to the pot over medium heat. Stir once halfway through to allow the sugar and water to melt and create a syrup.
Once sugar has dissolved and liquid just starts to bubble slightly remove the pot and let the basil leaves steep for about 15 minutes. Then gently pour the syrup into a small glass container over a sieve to strain out the basil leaves. Once done let liquid cool. Any unused syrup can be stored covered in the fridge for up 2 or 3 weeks.
In a blender add 1 cup of frozen peach slices, 1 cup ice, 2 tbsp of basil infused simple syrup and 1/2 a can of SANPELLEGRINO Momenti Clementine & Peach. Blend smooth until there are no large peach or ice chunks visible.
Pour frozen mixture into two champagne or martini glasses and then top with the remaining half of the SANPELLEGRINO Momenti Clementine & Peach. Decorate with a peach wedge and some sprigs of fresh basil. Fancy, simple, refreshing and low calorie!
SANPELLEGRINO® Momenti is a great alternative to soft drinks with a wonderful blend of real juice and fine, carbonated water. I really can’t wait to try the other flavours. My creative juices are flowing with all of the possibilities. I am having a party for my son coming up in a few weeks. This Basil Bellini Mocktail recipe is going to be an absolute hit! And since it has such a nice citrusy flavour it will pair perfect with the big Italian family meal planned.
Fun Fact: Where Did The Bellini Come From?
The history of the first Bellini goes back 1948 in a small bar in Venice, Italy where the owner of a bar named Harry’s created this iconic beverage. The owner, Giuseppe Cipriani, was know for his lively conversation skills and many historical figures such as Humphrey Bogart and Ernest Hemingway would visit to engage in his lively and frank banter.
The original Bellini recipe calls to gently stir two parts Prosecco and one part fresh peach purée, served in a chilled flute. It is said that the drink’s characteristic sunset shade reminded the bartender of the 15th-century paintings of an artist named Giovani Bellini, hence the name. Want to know more? Check out this article on the Bellini’s history on Eataly.com
Frozen Basil Bellini Mocktail Recipe
Frozen Basil Bellini Mocktail
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 6 fresh basil leaves gently rubbed
- 1 cup frozen peach slces
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 can SanPellegrino Momenti Clementine & Peach chilled
- In a small pot add sugar, water and basil leaves. Over medium heat let sugar dissolve into water. Stir occasionally, When the syrup just begins to simmer remove from heat and let steep for 15 minutes.
- Pour Syrup over sieve into a small glass container to remove basil leaves and sediment. Set aside.
- In a blender add 1 cup peaches, 1 cup ice and 2 tbsp of basil simple syrup and 1/2 a can of SanPellegrino Momenti Clementine & Peach. Blend until smooth.
- Spoon frozen peach mixture into two martini glass or wide mouth champagne glasses.
- Gently pour remaining SanPellegrino Momenti Clementine & Peach over frozen mixture and garnish with a fresh peach wedge and a sprig of fresh basil. Serve immediately.