We are having a really hot February here in Perth. To keep cool, we have been eating a lot of our meals outside in our alfresco area. We live in a coastal area and everything cools down with the lovely afternoon sea breeze. We have been enjoying some refreshing non-alcoholic cocktails of an evening. This week we have been drinking Apricot Bellini’s which are so revitalising and delicious. They would be perfect for a baby shower, a brunch, or a picnic in the park. They look so pretty and colourful.
Made from apricot nectar, sparkling grape juice, crushed ice and a sprig of fresh mint, apricot bellinis are so delicious and simple to prepare. Apricots and their nectar are a good source of beta carotene, Vitamin A and Vitamin C so they have some health benefits as well. Apricot bellinis only takes a few minutes to make and they are a nice change from our usual summer drinks of water and diet soda. For more of a punch you can use Champagne in place of the sparkling grape juice.
- 750 ml bottle of sparkling grape juice , chilled
- 500 ml apricot nectar, chilled
- 1 cup crushed ice
- fresh mint
- Mix together nectar and crushed ice. Pour into champagne flute until it is half full. Top up glass with chilled grape juice. Add a sprig of mint and serve immediately.
For another refreshing summer drink, check out our Watermelon Coconut Drink.
Thanks to Kitchenware Direct and Swish Plastic for supplying the Champagne Flute Set. The plastic glasses are made from polycarbonate which make them look and feel like real glass. Best of all they are dishwasher safe. These flutes would be perfect at your next picnic.