When it comes to brunch, there’s nothing quite as delightful as a refreshing and effervescent cocktail to complement your meal. Enter the plum bellini, a delightful twist on the classic peach bellini. The plum bellini is a vibrant and eye-catching cocktail that brings together the natural sweetness of ripe plums with the lively effervescence of Prosecco. The result is a sparkling sensation that is both refreshing and indulgent. With its gorgeous ruby hue and delicate bubbles, the plum bellini is a feast for the eyes and the palate.

how to make a plum bellini


  • 3 – 5 oz prosecco 
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz thyme simple syrup
  • 1 medium plum, sliced
  • 3 sprigs of thyme, plus more for garnish


To make the thyme simple syrup, combine 1 one cup of water and three sprigs of thyme. Bring to a boil, and boil for one minute. Take off the heat and stir in one cup of sugar. Set aside and let cool. Strain out solids with a tea strainer. 

In a mixing glass add 2 – 3 plum slices, thyme simple syrup, and fresh lemon juice. Muddle until plums are mostly liquid. Strain liquid into a champagne flute. Top the glass with Prosecco and garnish with a thyme sprig.

Cin Cin!

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Plums are typically in season during the late spring and summer months. The exact timing of the plum season can vary depending on the variety and the location, but it generally spans from May to September in the northern hemisphere. Here is a brain buster for you … There are over 2,000 varieties of plums worldwide!

suggested pairing for plum bellini

For a truly memorable brunch experience, consider pairing your plum bellini with a serving of delectable blueberry french toast. The tart and juicy flavors of blueberries in the french toast complement the sweet notes of the plum bellini. The combination of the sparkling cocktail and the comforting breakfast dish creates a harmonious balance of flavors that will elevate your morning indulgence.

You can also pair it with just about any waffle too! We just upgraded our waffle maker, and we can not wait to start pumping out some delicious waffles.

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We are Elise and Evan and we're so glad you are here! Cheffing up tasty bites and sips is our love language and we are very happy to share these recipes with you. We both have valuable restaurant experience and have learned a thing or two about making tasty bites and sips. Through Carnelian Cooks we are sharing all of our tips and tricks! Please provide a comment or feedback below on any recipes that you give a try. 

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