Lavender Bellini

This month’s TasteMaker, Rachel Hollis, shared this chic recipe for a lavender bellini. True to her style, it’s a twist on a classic that’s elegant enough to serve for a wedding toast yet easy enough to serve at an upcoming Sunday brunch. It’s also a sneak peek into one of the pieces that will be featured in her soon-to-be-released digital magazine.


Lavender Bellini Cocktail Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Rachel Hollis

  • Makes: 1 cup simple syrup//1 drink
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Hands-On Time: 5 minutes


  • For the lavender simple syrup:
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons dried lavender
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • For the bellini:
  • Lavender simple syrup
  • Chilled Champagne or sparkling wine
  • Chilled fresh peach juice


  • For the lavender simple syrup:

Bring water and lavender to boil in a small sauce pan. Once water boils add sugar while whisking until sugar dissolves. Lower heat and allow to simmer for 5 more minutes. Remove from heat, strain lavender flowers out of mixture, and allow to cool before using.

  • For the bellini:

Add 1 tablespoon lavender simple syrup to a champagne flute. Pour in champagne and top with peach juice. (I typically do one part champagne to one part peach juice but you can create based on your own taste. I garnished with a lavender bloom.)

To learn more about Rachel, check out her company, Chic Events, her website, and follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

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