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Toast Mom On Mother's Day With Bellinis From Balducci's In Greenwich

Balducci's Blood Orange Bellini in honor of Mother's Day.
Balducci's Blood Orange Bellini in honor of Mother's Day. Photo Credit: Submitted
Apricot & Ginger Bellini at Balducci's.
Apricot & Ginger Bellini at Balducci's. Photo Credit: Submitted

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Planning to surprise Mom with breakfast in bed? Or a homemade brunch. Balducci's in Greenwich offers the following Bellini recipes:

Blood Orange Bellini

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups fresh blood orange juice
  • 1 bottle Balducci’s Prosecco
  • 3 tablespoons orange liquor

Directions

  • In a large pitcher, combine the blood orange juice, Prosecco and orange liquor. Mix thoroughly, then divide evenly into 8 champagne flutes.
  • Garnish with a slice of fresh blood orange (For an extra chill, place glasses in the freezer 30 minutes before preparation).

Apricot & Ginger Bellini

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 fresh apricots, pitted and chopped
  • 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 bottle Balducci’s Prosecco

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar, water, apricots and ginger. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and allow the mixture to simmer until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat, cover with a lid, then steep for 15 minutes. Then, strain the apricots and ginger and allow the syrup to cool completely.
  • To make the Bellini: Add the Prosecco to a champagne flute, filling halfway, then top off with the apricot-ginger syrup. Garnish with a slice of fresh apricot

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