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Cocktail Mix Review:
Stirrings Peach Bellini

Stirrings Peach Bellini cocktail mix reviewed by The Pursuit of Cocktails Photo by Alyssa Poland Photography

May all your pain be champagne!

I know I say this every week - but I LOVE champagne. I have a lot of favorites okay? LOL Champagne cocktails are one of my very favorite drinks because 1) bubbles and 2) it usually means I'm at brunch - which is arguably the best meal time. When I'm in Vegas I must have at least one champagne brunch during the trip. 

While I will never turn down straight champagne, I think it's even better with mixers and Bellinis are my all time favorite. As you know I've been trying out cocktail mixes lately so when I saw this Peach Bellini mix from Stirrings I had to take a look. After reading the label and noting that they use real juice and pure sugar cane I decided it was a go. I've learned my lesson on ready to drink cocktails and mixes with fake ingredients - just no! Don't do it. They never taste as good as you hoped. That's a little pro tip from me to you. :)

So was this peach Bellini everything I dreamed of? 

Here is my official review of the Stirring's Peach Bellini:

Five cocktail shakers

Yep, that'll work! I served up these Bellinis at our Galentine's Day party (read more about that here) and they were a huge hit.

The Stirrings cocktail mix has a great *real* peach flavor. It tastes like you legit squeezed fresh peaches into your glass. If you've ever had a bottomless champagne brunch then you've probably tried a juice nectar mixer. This is similar to that - but with way more flavor. Instead of a single dense flavor, this mix combines peach and orange juice for a more well rounded way to top off your champagne.  The cocktails I whipped up using this mix are way better than most brunch time Bellinis I've had in restaurants. Next time I get a sad little Bellini I'll recommend they switch to the Stirrings cocktail mix!

Sweetness

Two cocktail shakers
One shaker = not sweet at all  // Five shakers = your teeth may curl

This Bellini cocktail mix is not super sweet on it's own. I has a bit of sweetness from the real peach juice but not much more than that which give you a lot of options. You can pair it with a brut champagne for a less sweet cocktail. Or go with a sparkling wine Moscato for a sweeter cocktail with all the fizz and none of the dryness from traditional champagne.


Booziness


Two cocktail shakers
One shaker = does this have booze? Five shakers = Four Lokos

The Stirrings Peach Bellini mix itself does not contain alcohol so I am basing this rating on using the recipe listed on the bottle. It calls for 1 oz of mix with 4 oz of champagne. Champagne cocktails are not traditionally very strong and this is no exception. It is a light bubbly cocktail but it would take quite a few of them to get you tipsy - though that is very possible given how tasty these are.

Would I buy these again?

Yes, and I'd like to try more from the Stirings line up. They have 10+ options currently including a blood orange martini mix that is calling my name!

    Have you tried this drink? What did you think? I'd love to hear from you in the comments section. The more opinions the better! Let's "drink together" and share our cocktail stories. 

     

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