Peach Bellini Party Punch

Holy smokes, how is it almost 2013?

You guys are all probably way cooler than I am and are either: (A) hosting a party; or (B) attending a party for New Year’s Eve.  The Tall Boy and me?  We’ll probably be chillin’ in the basement in front of the fireplace, watching football, and playing Battleship with Doodle.  Yeah, we’re really party animals here.

Also?  I might have a glass or two of this easy peach Bellini party punch.

Traditionally, Bellini’s are made with peach puree, and often contain quite a bit of sugar.  I don’t know about you, but after the sugar-induced food coma I ate myself into over the holidays, I needed to tone the sugar intake down a bit.

These Bellini’s are light, crisp, and cool–and a little more figure friendly as we head into the new year.

What are your plans?

Peach Bellini Party Punch

Peach Bellini Party Punch

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe peaches, halved, peeled and sliced
  • 2 Sweet 'n Low packets
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 bottle prosecco or other sparkling wine (I used a Moscato, since that is what I had on hand)
  • 2 tablespoons peach schnapps

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine peaches, sweetener, and lemon juice. Puree until smooth. Pour into a small bowl and cover with plastic wrap, pressing against the surface of the puree to prevent browning. Refrigerate until cold, up to two days.
  2. Combine puree, sparkling wine, and schnapps in pitcher and stir to combine. Fill champagne glasses with ice and pour mixture over ice.

for a non-alcoholic version, add two or three teaspoons peach puree to an ice-filled glass, and top with peach sparkling soda (such as Fresca)

from Weight Watchers Healthy and Happy Celebrations

http://kitchenmeetsgirl.com/peach-bellini-party-punch/

P.S. – You might like these recipes, too:

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mango smoothie

 

Coconut Mango Smoothie

 

 

XOXO, Ashley

Disclosure: This compensated post is part of a DailyBuzz Food Tastemaker program with Sweet’N Low. However, any thoughts and opinions I’ve shared here are my own.



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Comments

  1. You had me at bellini. Seriously, my favorite drink EVER. Happy new year!
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  2. Traditionally we are in bed by 10. How’s that for cool? lol

  3. I love peach beilinis! They are one of my faves with a little Chambord, too :)

  4. Eek, I’ve never had a peach bellini! But since you are my alcohol guru (hello, midori sours are my favorite and I order them EVERYWHERE!!) I need to try this punch! Especially love that it’s lightened up, because I like to keep my sugar in the form of blondies and cookies, haha. And Happy New Year! I cannot WAIT to meet you in 2013!!
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    • You’d love bellini’s, Hayley! And I’m with you on where to best allocate the sugar intake-ha! Happy New Year to you–can’t wait to meet you in Austin! We’re going to have a blast!

  5. Now THIS is how I want to start a party!!!!!! I love bellinis! Hope you had a fantastic new years eve Ashley my dearest. :)
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  6. My mom would absolutely love these! She’s obsessed with bellinis. I happen to like them myself too : )
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  7. I made these for Superbowl Sunday (I needed something to distract me from football and beer – not my favorites). I used one Stevia packet (didn’t have S&L) with a sweet champagne. After mixing in the purée, I put the entire pitcher in the freezer until slushy. They were so good! Thank you for this recipe!!

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