Cocktail Recipe: Bellini
A bellini? How bellissimo! This dazzling Italian cocktail is not only a pleasure for your taste buds but it looks just as elegant in your hand. A bellini has more body than the average cocktail and is a great alternative to the mimosa, not to mention it’s slightly more fancy… maybe because it’s Italian.
Many believe the Bellini’s distinctive sunset-shade reminded its bartender creator, Giuseppe Cipriani, of the strikingly chromatic paintings by Giovani Bellini – a 15th Venetian artist – hence, the name of the charismatic peach and prosecco cocktail.
- 120 ml chilled Prosecco or other sparkling wine
- 60 ml peach puree or peach nectar
- Peach slice for garnish (optional)
- Ice (optional)
If you prefer the cocktail chilled, fill a Champagne flute with ice. Add 60 ml of peach puree or peach nectar to the glass.
Top with 120 ml chilled prosecco or any other sparkling wine of your choice. Garnish with a peach slice, if desired.
Add any ice, if used, before serving.
If you’re using peach puree to make your bellini, you can make the puree mixture in advance and store in the refrigerator for up to a week. Then when you’re ready to create your masterpiece cocktail, simply follow the steps of the recipe and promptly serve after you’ve added the prosecco/ sparkling wine to keep the drink as bubbly as possible!