June 7, 2011

Bellini Week: The Lovebird

Meet Alycia and Mike!
Also know has my best friend and her amazing fiance. They are both gearing up for their BIG DAY in just over four months, so when I decided to implement Bellini Week, I immediately knew I wanted to create a wine cocktail that possessed the same passionate attributes that these two individuals do -- not just for each other, but for life in general... and so "The Lovebird" was birthed.

  • Nothing says love like a bright burst of pinks and reds, so naturally I swayed toward delicious, in-season red fruits.
  • They're a Florida-based couple and exude the sunshine they breathe so I wanted to make sure the cocktail was refreshing and filled with pleasant bursts of flavor.
  • Aly's infectious personality calls for a little extra pizzazz, which meant we need to add some liquor!
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Dark plum, peeled
  • POM pomegranate juice
  • Chambord liquor
  • Prosecco, or other sparkling white (I used Mionetto)
  • Fresh mint, optional
  1. Puree blueberries, strawberries and plum with a splash of water and splash of pomegranate juice.
  2. Add about 2 Tbsp of pureed fruit mixture to champagne flute.
  3. Add 1 additional Tbsp of POM juice to flute.
  4. Add 1 Tbsp of Chambord.
  5. Fill remaining portion of glass with sparkling white wine and accent with fresh mint.


Alycia said...

Mike & I are so honored to be featured in your fabulous blog! That is so special and we will definitely stir up that great concoction and toast to you and our friendship! We love you!