New Year's Eve Cocktail? Make the fruit puree ahead of time for this Black Cherry Bellini cocktail so you can serve up them up in super-quick time!

Black Cherry Bellini

New Year's Eve Cocktail? Make the fruit Puree ahead of time for this Black Cherry Bellini cocktail so you can serve up them up in super-quick time!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 glasses
Author Nicky Corbishley

Ingredients

  • 390 g Jar of cherries in Kirsch*
  • 500 ml cherry Juice
  • 1 bottle prosecco or champagne well chilled

To decorate glasses:

  • 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp caster or superfine sugar
  • 1/2 tsp edible gold glitter/lustre powder

To serve:

  • Black cherries fresh or from a jar

Instructions

  • Place the juice from the cherries in kirsch(just the liquid), plus the cherry juice into a small saucepan. Bring to the boil, then simmer until reduced by approx one third (takes around 20 minutes).
  • Leave to cool, then add the cherries back in and blend using a hand blender. At this point you can cover and refrigerate for 1-2 days until ready to use.
  • To decorate the glasses, slice a lemon in half and run the lemon around the rim of the glasses. Mix together the sugar and gold glitter/lustre on a small plate, and dip the rim of the glasses in this sugar mixture.
  • When you're ready to serve, fill around 1/3 of each glass with the black cherry puree. Top up with prosecco or champagne. Thread 2-3 cherries through a skewer and place in each glass to decorate before serving.

Notes

*I use Opies black cherries in kirsch. If you can't find them, you can use de-stoned tinned/canned black cherries in juice. Use the cherries, half the juice plus 4 tbsp cherry brandy.
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Nutritional Information is per serving.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin C: 10.7mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg
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