Bellini

  • Units: 3
  • Served in: Champagne glass
  • Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 75 ml/2½ fl. oz (3 Measures) Prosecco
  • 25 m/0.85 fl. oz (1 Measure) Peach juice
  • 2 tbsp. Caster sugar  
  • Ice cubes 
Bellini

A 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[1][2][3] by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy. He named the drink the Bellini because its unique pink color reminded him of the toga of a saint in a painting by 15th-century Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini.

Method

  1. Dip (only) the rim of a champagne glass into a little of the peach juice and then the sugar to create frost the rim. 
  2. Pour the peach juice into a cocktail shaker along with some ice cubes, and with the lid on, shake it quite vigorously until frothy.
  3. Strain the peach juice into the champagne flute. 
  4. Finally top up with three measures of champagne and serve.
Prosecco contains less alcohol, than French Champagne, and should ideally be consumed within the first couple of years since its creation. A vintage prosecco would only be around 7 years old.

Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.

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