Cherry Lime Bellini is a fresh, fruity, and bubbly thirst quenching dessert. The recipe easily scales up to serve many, with both adult and kid friendly versions so that everyone can enjoy this sweet-crisp, summery sipper. This recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine. This recipe is for adults 21 and older and does contain alcohol. An alcohol free version suitable for all ages is also included.
Welcome to the 2nd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by my girl Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This sweet week-long event is filled with fun dessert recipes from amazing bloggers and some great giveaways from our generous sponsors! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with y’all and celebrate summertime sweets all week long!
We have 23 awesome bloggers participating in this year’s event! With over 60 recipes being shared this week, we just know that you’re going to find a new summer favorite! We also have 5 (FIVE!) great giveaways for you this week too! Keep scrolling to see what they are…but first! Let’s talk about this delicious dessert sipper–my Cherry Lime Bellini.
Summer here in northern Michigan doesn’t fully begin until the arrival cherry season. Our climate is just perfect for growing juicy cherries! Michigan harvests over 90,000 pounds of cherries each year, most of which is grown here Up North. In fact, we’re known as the Cherry Capital of the World! So it only makes sense that my #summerdessertsweek offerings feature the sweet fruit that my home is famous for. Once the harvest begins, I buy fresh cherries at just about every farm stand that I come across. Then I spend the ensuing weeks finding ways to work cherries into recipes so that we enjoy every last bite of summer.
Of course my all time favorite cherry application is My Favorite Cherry Pie, but the Roast Chicken with Cherry Balsamic Glaze is a close second. Oh! Or maybe my Cherry Chipotle Hot Fudge Sauce? Another favorite cherry recipe is this Cherry Lime Bellini. Because bubbles!
A Bellini is a simple cocktail of champagne with juice–traditionally of the peach variety. I decided to change things up a bit and use cherry sorbet in place of juice for an icy cold summery version. Then, THEN! I made a non-alcoholic variety with sparkling grape juice for the under 21 crowd. Then I went and made a “skinny” non-alcoholic version with LaCroix because apparently I have no will power when it comes to bubbly drinks. Bubbly Drinks for Life, man!
No matter how you choose make them, just make them! Cherry Lime Bellini are a refreshing little sipper that’s bursting with the fresh taste of summer Up North. It’s the official dessert drink of summer. You heard it here first, Friends.
Many thanks to the Susquehanna Glass Company for providing the gorgeous stemless wineglasses used for my Cherry Lime Bellini.
Now that our whistles are whet, lets talk about the #summerdessertsweek giveaway! Scroll on down to see what you may win:
Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!
also PRIZE #2
Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – One bottle of Adams Best Vanilla Flavor, Adams Best Prize Winning Pound Cake Mix, Adams Extract Twice as Stong Vanilla and Adams Extract Lemon Extract
then PRIZE #3
Prize #3– Red Star Yeast is giving away a gift pack including an Insulated Tote Bag, Apron, “The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” Cookbook, Yeast, Rolling Pin, Measuring Spoons, Oven Mit and Dish Towel
followed by PRIZE #4
Prize #4 — Susquehanna Glass Co. is giving away one set (4 glasses) of etched Mermaids Stemless Wine Glasses. (Just like the Mermaid glasses you see in my recipe today. They’re beautiful and fun!)
and finally PRIZE #5
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. No PO Boxes Please. giveaway runs from July 9th until July 15th at 12:00 a.m. EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% my own. We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Red Star Yeast, Susquehanna Glass Co. and Lodge Cast Iron! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.
And Speaking of Bloggers, Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from my friends today!
Ice Cream Recipes:
- Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites from Big Bear’s Wife
- No Churn Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream from Pastry Chef Online
- Green Tea Ice Cream from Mildly Meandering
- Mermaid Pudding Pops from For the Love of Food
Pies of Summer:
Sweet Summertime Cakes:
- Cinnamon Oatmeal Cake from The Food Hunter’s Guide To Cuisine
- Lemon Chiffon Raspberry Parfait from Desserts Required
- S’mores Mousse Parfaits from Daily Dish Recipes
- Strawberry Pretzel Salad Parfaits from 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
- Strawberry Glazed Donut Bites from Eat Move Make
- Mixed Berry Fruit Pizza from The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Strawberry Cake Donuts from The Beard and The Baker
- Lemon Doberge Squares from Southern From Scratch
- Mini Blueberry Galettes from Me and My Pink Mixer
- Chocolate Churros from My Sweet Zepol
- Key Lime Fudge from The Domestic Kitchen
- Chocolate Strawberry Eclairs from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars from A Blender Mom
- Fruit Pie Jars from A Southern Soul
- Sweet Tea Bread Pudding from Sweet ReciPEAs
Cherry Lime Bellini from Comfortably Domestic
- Strawberry Lassi from Shockingly Delicious