Sweet and tangy. A refreshing lemon twist for our Blueberry Lemonade Bellini makes this very berry bellini a perfect fruity favorite brunch sipper, because well we love sparkling brunch drinks don’t we ladies? I know we do.
This Blueberry Lemonade Bellini doesn’t have to be a morning drink either; these would be good for watching the sunset on the deck, or in the evening for a dessert drink. Is that a thing? If not it should be. 🙂
We went all out on this Creamsicle Mimosa Sunrise Float a few weeks back, so good! Hey weekends are for fun, so this would be a great idea for Holiday Brunch or a Bellini Bar for the wedding shower, but don’t feel like you need an excuse to have the bubbly in the morning!
We just felt like having a “special” late morning brunch just because it’s fun, and I still have an excess amount of blueberries in the freezer.
It doesn’t have to be a morning drink; these would be good for watching the sunset on the deck, or in the evening for a dessert drink. Is that a thing? If not it should be. 🙂
Plus blueberries are a superfood, so bonus points for healthy drinking! Or enjoy Homemade Blueberry Sauce or Syrup over ice cream or one of our favorite breakfast is this Blueberry and Bacon French Toast, so good!
Sometimes I like doing a little research to see where things originated.
According to Wikipedia, Giovanni Bellini was the inspiration because of his art (he was an Italian Renaissance painter from the 15th-century) and the color on the white peach Bellini, invented sometime between 1934 and 1948.
So technically this may or may not be a true Bellini, but a variation since there’s no peaches involved in the making of ours, but there’s so many variations now, that I do believe it’s acceptable.Don’t forget to follow along, so you don’t miss out! Did you know you can get a notification on your phone now as soon something is published? People are loving this so much, more than the emails clogging up your inbox. If you happened to not accept the notification box earlier…now is a good time to click the small bell in the corner and get signed up!
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- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cups blueberries
- 750 ml Prosecco
- 4-5 Lemons for juicing and slices for garnish
- 4 ozs Blueberry Lemonade Rum | Cruzan® Rum
- Place the berries in a small saucepan, pour in water and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat, turn heat down and let simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Let cool and place in the blender. Pulse until smooth, then strain using a mesh strainer, and return to blender.
- Juice 4 lemons to get about 3/4 cup lemon juice, add lemon juice to blueberry mixture, and stir well. (Use mesh strainer to catch seeds)
- Add 2 cups ice to blender and puree with blueberry lemon mixture.
- Transfer to a large pitcher, pour the blueberry lemon ice mixture, bottle of Prosecco and 4 oz Blueberry Lemonade Rum and stir together and serve with lemon wedge.
Nutrition InformationYield 5 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 314Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 12mgCarbohydrates 48gFiber 4gSugar 36gProtein 2g
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