Bubbles and Peaches, oh my!

Bellinis are the perfect fall cocktail

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Photo cred – Benoît Gorez

Ontario peaches are in abundance til' the end of September and we often wonder what to do with them. I’d say: When life gives you peaches, have a Bellini. Traditionally prepared with white peach purée and Prosecco, this cocktail was invented by Giuseppe Cipriani in Venice sometime between 1934 and 1948. Canadians who’ve been to Milestones know about their infamous Bellinis mixed with 4 different kinds of liquor. In Montreal, they aren't exactly a novelty but I was able to find 3 joints that serve up this sparkling concoction. I also included a DYI recipe so you can try one for yourself!

1. B&M

120 St-Viateur Street W

Don't get fooled by this popular brunch spot in the Mile-End. They have a pretty decent Bellini on their menu. Bubbles are always appropriate for brunch, right?

Rating: 7/10

Price: $10

2. Bevo Pizzeria

420 St-Vincent Street

Pair up this Italian classic made with fresh peaches with a slice of their wood-fired oven Neapolitan pizza. Delicioso!

Rating: 8/10
Price: $10

3. Typhoon Lounge

5752 Monkland Avenue

This swanky NDG lounge offers a seasonal Bellini spiked up with blackberries. I've asked around and the bartenders will make you one all year long -- if you're nice enough.
Rating: 9/10

Price: $12

4. YUL.BUZZ Bellini

You’ll need: 2 ripe peaches, Triple Sec or Grand Marnier, sparkling wine or Prosecco

Peel your peaches and mash them up with a pestle until you get a smooth consistency. Cool in the freezer for about an hour. In a martini glass, pour some bubbly, top with your frozen peaches and a hint of liquor. Garnish with a sour peach and drink up. Bellissimo!

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