Grilled Peach Bellini

Grilled Peach Bellini

Seasonal summer peaches cooked over a hot flame and turned into a refreshing summer cocktail.  A grilled peach bellini is the perfect aperitif for a hot, humid evening.

Movin’ To The Country…

Actually no I’m not, but we are gonna eat a lot of peaches! It’s mid-July right now and approximately 98,000,000º out and our favorite fuzzy little stone fruits are in season!

????Millions Of Peaches. Peaches For Me!????

Lookout! OK, the concept behind this cocktail is simple. Peach puree and champagne, stir, and drink. Now what’s different about this recipe than a regular peach bellini is that we are going to grill these peaches beforehand. When you apply heat to peaches, it brings out a whole confederacy of flavors (too soon?). Part of it has something to do with The Maillard Reaction, which you can read more about here. Well, I could go on and on about food and science, but let’s just get drunk.

Feast and Devour

OK I lied. First, I have to say that this post was made in conjunction with the Feast and Devour cooking club and the theme this month was peaches, of course. We’re all awesome and you should check out all their awesome recipes:[threecol_one]Bread Booze Bacon Logo

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Sugar & Soul With:

Raspberry & Peach Cobbler

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Light Peach and Berry Tart

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Easy Peach Vanilla Jam

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Sparkling Peach Cucumber Lemonade



Nomageddon With:

Look it’s me! I did a thing!

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Peach Shinesicles


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Easy Peach Cobbler


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Liz On Call With:

No Churn Peach Ice Cream

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Peach Sangria

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A Simple Pantry With:

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That All Sounds Awesome, But There Was Talk of Cocktails

Right! This one is easy. Heat your grill to 350ºF. I encourage you. Nay. I demand you use a charcoal grill. I’ve recently discovered the amazingness of grilled fruit that absorbs the smokiness from a charcoal fire. I don’t own a coal grill, yet, but food is just so much better when it’s grilled over coals!

Now take some ripe peaches, about a pound/pound and a half, and slice them in half. Twist them to open and the pit should fall out. If it doesn’t fall out, use a grapefruit spoon to dig it out. Drizzle light olive oil over them and rub to coat. Next, set them on the grill face down and cook for 3-5 minutes. Flip them over and cook for 3-5 minutes more. They should be bright in color and the skin should be loose. Transfer to a plate. At this point, the skins should just come right off. Remove them and throw them away.

Now we are going to make the peach puree. Simply throw the grilled peach halves into a blender. We are going to add JUST a splash of Triple Sec to loosen it up and make it a bit easier to blend.

WTF Is Triple Sec?

Triple Sec is an orange flavored Liqueur made from both bitter and sweet dried orange peels. It has a strong orange flavor and is usually used as a mixer in cocktails or is drunken by teenagers straight because that’s the least hard thing in their parent’s liquor cabinet. That and Kahluha. True story.

So, just add a splash to loosen up the purée and give it a little flavor. Hit liquify and blend until smooth. Next step is to chill. Put the purée in fridge and kick back and relax for a few hours. Maybe even take a nap. Naps rule. Alternatively, if you need it ASAP, you can put the purée in a measuring cup and then put that cup into an ice bath.

Let’s Drink!

Indeed! Break out your champagne flutes. You know the really fine ones you only use on Christmas?


Cuz you’re classy like that! Pour an ounce of chilled, grilled peach puree into the flute. Fill the rest of the glass with chilled champagne and stir. That’s it! All that’s left is enjoying a refreshing summer cocktail. Cheers!

Look I made a “Tasty” style video. It’s a little rough around the edges. OK a lot rough, but here is my first foray into them. Check it out and subscribe to my Youtube channel while you’re at it!

Currently Jamming To

It never gets old! SPACE PANTS!

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This recipe requires a little something special.  Here’s a list of what you will need:

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Grilled Peach Bellini

Local peaches, grilled, puréed, and mixed with champagne to make a simple yet fancy cocktail.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Matthew Cetta


  • 3-4 Ripe Peaches
  • Olive Oil
  • Splash Triple Sec
  • 1 Bottle Chilled Champagne


  1. Heat grill to 350ºF
  2. Cut peaches and remove pits. If pits don’t come out easily use a grapefruit spoon to dig them out.
  3. Lay on a flat surface and drizzle with olive oil. Rub peaches to coat.
  4. Grill peaches 3-5 minutes per side. They are ready when soft and skin is starting to come off.
  5. Add grilled peaches to a blender. Add a just a splash of triple sec to loosen mixture. Blend on liquify. Chill mixture to cool. (see note)
  6. Add 1 ounce chilled mixture to a champagne flute and top with chilled champagne.
  7. Stir and serve.

Recipe Notes

Either make the puree in advance and allow it to cool in the refrigerator or pour the mixture into an pyrex measuring cup and place the cup in an ice bath to chill quickly.

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28 responses to “Grilled Peach Bellini”

  1. This every day. Can’t wait to try this. Grilled peaches, literally one of my favorite things!

    1. Matthew Cetta

      They are soooooo good! Fire makes peaches AMAZING!

  2. I can only imagine how amazing the grilled peaches compliment the champagne!!

    1. Matthew Cetta

      Duuuuuuude you need to try it asap! It’s so good!

  3. That song never goes out of style! And I would definitely fire up the charcoal for a batch of these – they look incredible!

    1. Matthew Cetta

      Thanks, Heather! I think I think I’m gonna be space pants for Halloween hahaha.

  4. Um, yum this bellini looks amazing! I love the flavor of peaches added to a drink.

  5. Peach bellini is my fave! Never had it with grilled peaches! Yummers!

  6. THAT is gorgeous! Grilled peaches are amazing, but a bellini with grilled peaches sounds sooooo much better!!

  7. soniya

    Looks so delicious !! slurp Slurp 😀

  8. This sounds AWESOOOME. I want to try this ASAP.

  9. All you had to say was grilled peach and I was hooked. Love peaches in anything.

  10. This looks amazing. It’s the weekend, so what better time to try this out?!

    1. Matthew Cetta


  11. This sounds divine. I am pinning this for later. I have about two and half months to wait as I am currently pregnant, but you can bet your bottom dollar this is on my ‘make after baby’ list.

    1. Matthew Cetta

      Erin, I have a virgin version of this drink. Instead of champagne use Martinelli’s sparking cider or sparkling grape juice. Instead of Triple Sec, use a little splash of orange juice.

  12. Well this is a game changer! Peaches aplenty here in GA, I can’t wait to try!

  13. Yum this sound delicious. x

  14. Grilled peaches in a drink–what a great idea! I’m glad you mentioned the non-alcoholic version as well 🙂

  15. Love peach sangria so I’m sure I’d love this too.

  16. Peaches and champagne sounds incredible, another reason why I need to get a charcoal grill. Keep at it with the videos as well! 😀

  17. I love your writing (I cracked up at ‘nay, I demand you!’) and this bellini looks awesome. I’ll admit I had a few too many bellinis one night in college, but I think enough time has passed to put it behind me. Pinning this for later!

    1. Matthew Cetta

      Thanks, Ahu! We all have that one drink from college that makes us think twice. Mine’s absinthe haha. I think bellinis are gentle enough to ease back in with.

  18. I have rediscovered a love of peaches recently and this bellini looks like a great way to celebrate that fact!

  19. That seems like an interesting drink, never had grilled peaches!

  20. Beautiful! Sounds delicious!

  21. Oh my stars this sounds awesome!

    1. Matthew Cetta

      There is a soft spot in my heart for anyone who uses the phrase “oh my stars!” It’s so magical!

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