Cranberry Bellini

Friday, January 6, 2012


I realized that John and I have gotten so good at cooking our weekend brunches that we've stopped frequenting our favorite cafés altogether! One thing I miss about those breakfasts out (besides leaving our dishes on the table, of course) are the brunch cocktails; I'm hard pressed to open up a bottle of bubbly so early in the day at home! This bellini combines two of my very favorite flavors: pear and cranberry!


Cranberry Bellini

1 cup of pear nectar
1 cup of cranberry juice
1 bottle of sparkling wine

Combine the pear nectar and cranberry juice in a pitcher or large measuring cup; pour 1/4 cup into each flute. Top with sparkling wine.


Notes: Brunch cocktails are usually simple, something that's most appreciated if you're mixing them up while your morning coffee is still brewing. Choose whatever bubbly you have on hand or leftover from last night, as long as you've got a good Champagne stopper!

Photo and Recipe c/o Everyday Food.

45 comments:

  1. Lena, this is a beautiful cocktail. Sounds like it tastes amazing! Have a fantastic weekend!

    Maria

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  2. you changed your name! lol. that is a CLEAR sign I am not on here enough. So glad to hear and read your doing well!
    I have been wantng to take in some of your drink ideas to the bartneder at my work to have him make me one!!!
    He never makes drinks I like LOL

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  3. I love bellinis. They are one of my favorites. Hope you guys have a good, brunchy weekend!

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  4. sounds like a terrific combo! have a wonderful weekend! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  5. Yum!!! Love the color..I'll take one right now..please!

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  6. I ♥ bellinis. How could you not? So perfect for weekends!

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  7. Love all those flavors! I may have to borrow this recipe for mine and John's anniversary brunch coming up next week :)

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  8. This sounds delish! I think it should become a weekly addition :)

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  9. Eeeek! Come make these with me this summer? :)

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  10. Bellinis are a fave of mine, so I'll be delighted to try this. thanks.

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  11. The pear is such a good idea! Simple me would always just mix one flavor of juice with alcohol, but the pear would really bring out the flavor! I can't wait to try it.

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  12. This looks absolutely yummy!!!... do you know what?.... I actually LOVE the color! Have a great weekend!!

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  13. Yum, the perfect drink for Sunday brunch! xo

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  14. So pretty! I wonder if I could make is non-alcoholic?

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  15. I am totally salivating over here! Have a happy weekend, friend!

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  16. Mm, sounds yummy and refreshing. And it's pretty too!

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  17. Beliinis are my favs!! And this one sounds and looks delicious! Perfect for brunch!

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  18. Mmmmm, brunch. . . There's a place where I go to school that includes mimosas in the buffet price. It's like WHAT?!!?! But yeah, they do. Om nom. I really like this picture, too. I'd never thought about how cool it'd look with all different kinds of flutes. Very aesthetically pleasing.

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  19. This weekend's brunch special for sure! I have prosecco at home. ;)

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  20. The addition of pear nectar sounds amazing!

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  21. love! need to try the pear. any cocktail with champagne is my fave :)

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  22. Oooh we randomly have some pear nectar in our fridge right now! This would be a great use for it :-)

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  23. Simple and delicious. Love it! xo style, she wrote

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  24. My mouth is watering! These look delicious!!

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  25. Probably my favorite cocktail. Gawd, I'm such a GIRL!

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  26. Totally following you because of your comment on TheKnottyBride and dealing with difficult in-laws

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  27. I always love the cocktails you post! :)

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  28. Oh these sound and look like perfection! Happy weekend :) xo

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  29. Brunch is one of my favorite meals and the cocktail sounds and looks perfect!! Happy to find and follow your blog ~

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  30. Bellini is the BEST, seriously, it tastes so, so good (and not just for brunch either)
    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  31. I think cranberry juice is my favorite drink mixer...especially if it's for a drink while I wait for my morning coffee to brew:)

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  32. Happy New Year Lena! And I can see things happened here while I was away on holiday and buzy with my new job!

    I love the new design, well done ♥

    Hugs and a happy Sunday dear,
    Signe

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  33. Brunch cocktails are definitely a highlight :) This one sounds great too.

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  34. Well, I believe I know what this evening's drink will be...thank you for posting this!

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  35. have you guys bought the mini champagne bottles? they are perfect for brunch for two.

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  36. oooh, pear & cranberry? that kinda sounds amazing. can we be invited for brunch? :)

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  37. When we meet we'll have this! Umm and many others, too! XO

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  38. That sounds amazing:) YUM!

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