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!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 glasses
- 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
- Black cherries fresh or from a jar
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.
*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.
Nutritional Information is per serving.
Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin C: 10.7mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg