The Bellini cocktail is a simple, elegant cocktail to create, it is made using peach puree and prosecco served in a champagne glass. You can use champagne, but it is usually much too strong to pair well with the peach juice.The Bellini was invented sometime between 1934 and 1948 by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy. Cipriani named the drink the Bellini because its unique pink colour reminded him of the toga of a saint in a painting by 15th-century Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini.
- Champagne glass
- 75 ml prosecco
- 25 ml peach juice
- 2 tbsp caster sugar
- ice cubes
- Dip (only) the rim of a champagne glass into a little of the peach juice and then the sugar to create frost the rim.
- Pour the peach juice into a cocktail shaker along with some ice cubes, and with the lid on, shake it quite vigorously until frothy.
- Strain the peach juice into the champagne flute.
- Finally top up with three measures of champagne and serve.