Recently we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary (yes, you’re right I really am far too young to have been married so long, thank you ). We debated for ages over what to do to celebrate, and eventually decided on a small garden party, on a grand scale, on as small a budget as we could manage.
For the cocktail reception to greet our guests we decided three cocktails plus soft drinks – and we wanted them to reflect something about *us*.
The first obvious choice was the Peach Bellini – Venice holds a special place in our hearts as a family, and this classic was born in Harry’s Bar at the height of the Hollywood Glamour era that I love.
It’s a simple recipe, but you do need the right ingredients, and ripe white peaches aren’t so easy to come by in Blighty as they are in Italy.
- 2 ripe peaches, peeled, halved and stone removed. You can use tinned peaches in natural juice, but if you can’t get them fresh I think the closest replacement (and the one we used) was Funkin White Peach
- chilled champagne or sparkling wine – we used Prosecco
- chilled glasses