Bellini with Mascarpone

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Bellini is an internationally well-known long drink cocktail that originated in Italy. It is a mixture of sparkling wine and peach puree, and is one of Italy's most popular cocktails. Watch Mary Ann Esposito make a Bellini at CiaoItalia.com!

Yield: 4 Drinks

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Ingredients

  • Coarse sugar
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup crushed amaretti cookies
  • 6 ripe white peaches, pitted and peeled
  • Prosecco wine

Directions

  1. Wet the rims of 4 martini glasses and dip each in coarse sugar to coat the rims. Refrigerate the glasses.
  2. Whip the mascarpone with the sugar until light and fluffy; stir in the amaretti cookies and setaside.
  3. Puree two of the peaches in a food processor. Transfer to a spouted measuring cup and set aside.
  4. Quarter the remaining peaches; cut into thin slices. Divide and fill each glass with some of the peach slices.
  5. Mix the pureed peaches with the Prosecco and pour evenly over the peaches. Add a dollop of the mascarpone over the top and serve immediately.