This post has been sponsored by 7UP®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Cherry Sorbet Bellinis make the perfect easy party cocktail and punch idea for any party! Using 7UP®, champagne or prosecco, and black cherry sorbet, you can have a beautiful cocktail that’s perfect for sharing!
When I studied abroad in Italy, I ate a lot of sorbet and gelato. It just became habit to grab a scoop on the way to class, the store, before a trip, etc., whenever I needed a quick snack. If you’ve been to Italy you know that gelaterias are everywhere, so they make it very easy to fill up on your favorite flavors often.
There was one day towards the end of the semester that my life drawing class had a party to celebrate the end of the school year. I’m not sure what inspired it or who started it but someone poured themselves a little glass of red wine mixed with prosecco. The result was a fabulously bubbly glass of red wine.
Recently I began thinking about some parties I have coming up that I’d love to have a feature cocktail for and I found myself remembering that time in my class (because, yes, you can drink wine during school parties because, Italy). Somehow the idea popped into my head to add in my other favorite indulgence while I studied abroad, sorbet, to make a fabulously bubbly and sweet cocktail.
In order to make this little bellini-like drink, you have to start with a few basics. Prosecco, black cherry sorbet, maraschino cherries and 7UP are the supplies needed for this drink.
Whenever I’m getting ready for a party, I start by heading to Target for supplies. We have a Target dangerously close to our house and it happens to be on the way to or on the way home from pretty much anywhere we go. I love starting at Target for my supplies because they almost always have everything I need, including party decor (hello, dollar section)!
Here’s how to make your own cherry sorbet bellini!
- 4-6 oz prosecco
- 2-3 oz 7UP (cherry, diet or regular)
- 3 mini scoops of black cherry sorbet
- 2 maraschino cherries
- Grab your champagne flutes and other supplies and set them out. You’ll want to make these drinks right before you need them as the sorbet will melt quickly.
- Use a mini scoop to scoop out 3 scoops of black cherry sorbet into your flute.
- Pour in 7UP until bubbles are halfway up the glass (about 2-3 ounces).
- Once bubbles have settled, pour prosecco until the glass fills up (you’ll have to wait for the bubbles to settle a few times before continuing to pour more).
- Top with 2 maraschino cherries and serve immediately.
These bellinis are made to be served individually, but alternatively you could also make this recipe into a punch style recipe to be served at a party. Just increase the serving sizes and add to a large punch bowl with serving spoon!
Whether you’re hosting a bridal shower, brunch, or casual ladies get together, this easy black cherry sorbet bellini is the perfect featured cocktail for your event!
Please drink responsibly. Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol.