Apricot Ginger Bellini

Apricot Ginger Bellinis - Replace your traditional mimoa wih this super EASY to make cocktail! platingsandpairings.com

Apricot Ginger Bellinis - Replace your traditional mimoa wih this super EASY to make cocktail! platingsandpairings.com

Who’s ready for a cocktail? (Enthusiastically raises hand) I’m ALWAYS ready!!! For your day-drinking needs, forget the traditional mimosa – This apricot ginger bellini brings a long-needed upgrade to the traditional OJ and champagne brunch beverage. Plus, it’s really simple to make – Really!

Apricot Ginger Bellinis - Replace your traditional mimoa wih this super EASY to make cocktail! platingsandpairings.com

Just 4 simple ingredients are need for this cocktail, and one is champagne! The remaining three ingredients: Apricots, ginger and sugar (and water) – make up the simple syrup. S-I-M-P-L-E! Heat the water, apricots, ginger, and sugar together until boiling. Remove from heat and let steep for 15 minutes. Let cool and you’re done!

When you’re ready to serve, just pour some simple syrup into a champagne flute, and top with sparking wine. This recipe makes enough for six cocktails, so, if it’s not just you, you may want to double the recipe (wink-wink). I think this would be a fabulous cocktail to celebrate a bridal shower, ladies night, or the new episode of real housewives (a true occasion in itself).

Apricot Ginger Bellinis - Replace your traditional mimoa wih this super EASY to make cocktail! platingsandpairings.com

Cheers!

Apricot Ginger Bellinis - Replace your traditional mimoa wih this super EASY to make cocktail! platingsandpairings.com

Apricot Ginger Bellini

Course: Cocktail
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 cocktails
Calories: 244 kcal
Author: Platings & Pairings
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Ingredients

  • 1 C . sugar
  • 1 C . water
  • 4 apricots pitted and chopped
  • 1 2- inch piece of ginger peeled and sliced
  • 1 ml bottle sparkling wine or 1 bottle champagne chilled, 750, 750 ml

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together water, sugar, ginger, and apricots. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and let mixture simmer until sugar is completely dissolves. Remove from heat, cover and let steep for 15 minutes.
  2. Strain ginger and apricots from syrup mixture and let cool completely.
  3. Assemble the bellinis by adding the sparkling wine to a champagne flute, filling halfway, top off with the ginger-apricot simple syrup.
  4. NOTE: Store any remaining simple syrup in the fridge. It will keep for about a week.

ERIN’S TIPS:

  • For a virgin bellini, use ginger ale in place of the sparkling wine. Equally as delicious, but a LOT less fun!

Apricot Ginger Bellinis - Replace your traditional mimoa wih this super EASY to make cocktail! platingsandpairings.comApricot Ginger Bellinis - Replace your traditional mimoa wih this super EASY to make cocktail! platingsandpairings.com

25 comments

  1. Renée ♥ The Good Hearted Woman

    Two of my favorite things in one lovely beverage! What more could I ask? Thank you!!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Glad I could help Renée!

      Reply

  2. Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago

    This one has definitely been added to my summer cocktail list! Pinned!!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Ginger and Apricots – What’s not to love for summer? 🙂

      Reply

  3. Marlynn @UrbanBlissLife

    Oh my. I want this drink in my hand right now! It sounds absolutely refreshing and looks beautiful. Can’t wait to try it!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks Marlynn! I think it’s a great cocktail for this summer weather!

      Reply

  4. Jenni

    Lovely photos of this delish looking recipe. I am a big fan of any and all champagne cocktails. I love the idea of ginger and apricot together!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks Jenni – The flavors go together really nicely! Sweet, with a hint of a bite.

      Reply

  5. kelsey

    we have just been going to town on peaches! ours have been in the form of peach daiquiris!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Peaches would be great in this as well Kelsey!!! Yum!

      Reply

  6. Kristina

    who is ready for a cocktail?! me, ME *raises hand*

    this sounds perfect! so bright and beautiful, and great flavors!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      MEEE tooo! I’m always very enthusiastic when it comes to cocktails!

      Reply

  7. Kelly @ TastingPage

    Apricot and ginger – now that’s a winning combination. Love it!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Sweet and a bit spicy – And bubbles are ALWAYS good – Thanks Kelly!

      Reply

  8. Meredith {MarthaChartreuse}

    This looks so refreshing! This weather calls for all of the frosty glasses and bubbly drinks!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      It’s definitely a heat wave – So I agree! Bring on the bubbles!!!

      Reply

  9. Rachel @ Simple Seasonal

    This recipe looks so lovely with medley of apricots and ginger. When I go out for drinks I’m always drawn to cocktails that list ginger in the ingredients, so I’m sure I’d be ordering this drink if it was on the menu!

    Reply

  10. Geoff (Steep Stories)

    I can see the flavor profiles of ginger and apricot working quite nicely together. Fascinating recipe. I might want to try it, substituting sparkling wine with soda water and lime.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      That sounds great Geoff! Ginger ale would work well here too!

      Reply

  11. Amanda | The Chunky Chef

    Can you believe that I’ve never had a bellini?!? After seeing these… ummm, I NEED to have one. They look so GOOD!! 🙂

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thanks Amanda! You definitely need to indulge in a bellini soon!

      Reply

  12. Swah

    What a fantastic flavour combination! It’s still morning here but I am craving one of these badly right now 😉

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Swah – Bellinis are made for mornings! 😉 I hope you enjoy!

      Reply

  13. Jessica

    Two quick questions: did you peel the ginger? and, what sparkling wine did you picture here? I live in PNW as well and would lOVE a “sparkling” recommendation!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Hi Jessica – Yes, you will peel the ginger before using it. As far as sparkling wine, some great ones coming out of the NW are Argyle and Chateau St. Michelle. However, you don’t need anything too fancy for this bellini, as what really shines through is the flavor of the apricot and ginger. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Reply

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