Hump Day Cocktail From ShakeStir: The Festina Bellini

Hump Day Cocktail From ShakeStir: The Festina Bellini
Staff Writer
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ShakeStir/ Allen Arthur

The Festina Bellini, made by Allen Arthur.

Our friends over at ShakeStir have asked the nearly 2,000 (and growing) bartenders in their community to submit signature cocktail recipes for potential coverage on The Daily Meal. Each Wednesday, the drink that snags the most five-star ratings (according to his or her ShakeStir peers) will be featured on The Daily Meal — along with a recipe, photo, and link to the selected bartender's profile — as part of the new weekly "Hump Day" Cocktail series.

This week's winner: Allen Arthur, the former beer director at New York City's Eataly and a Certified Cicerone (a beer sommelier, with only a few hundred in the country). The Festina Bellini, a beer-based cocktail, takes bellinis to a whole new level. Arthur says, "This is a beer-based play on the traditional bellini that uses Dogfish Head Festina Peche. This beer is a Berliner Weisse, a beer brewed with wheat and partially fermented with lactobacillus which imparts a brightly tart note. Peaches added during fermentation bring a gentle fruity sweetness."

Thanks to our bartender friends at ShakeStir for contributing, and stay tuned for more Hump Day Cocktails!

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Servings
200
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 Ounces Dogfish Head Festina Peche
  • 2 Ounces prosecco
  • 1/2 Ounce Peach nectar or purée
  • 1/2 Ounce simple syrup (optional, can be subbed for peach)

Directions

Add the peach purée/nectar to the bottom of the glass. Add the prosecco, followed by the Festina Peche. Stir very gently if the peach does not distribute.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Protein
21g
46%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
4mg
0%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Folate, total
10µg
3%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
3mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
283mg
40%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
50mg
3%
Water
97g
4%

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.