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Bellini Cocktail Recipe

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Bellini Cocktail

Bellini

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The Bellini is a peachy version of a Champagne Cocktail and makes a great brunch cocktail. The best part is that it only requires two ingredients, so it is very easy to mix up.

The story behind the Bellini is that is was created in the 1930s or 40s at Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy by bartender Giuseppe Cipriani. It was named after a favorite painter, Giovanni Bellini. Originally, the Bellini used sparkling Italian wine and is still made that way in Italy, elsewhere it is often made with Champagne.

Also, try the mocktail version, the Baby Bellini.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Pour the peach juice or peach puree into a Champagne flute.
  2. Slowly add the Champagne.
User Reviews

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 3 out of 5
Nothing wrong with variations, Member CanadianBrad

I'm not a fruity drink fan, but my girlfriend is, and she thoroughly enjoyed this recipe. I also created a variation using blood orange juice that was pretty tasty. A note on variations: A lot of cocktail people will tell you that a Bellini uses prosecco, not Champagne. They are correct. However, using Champagne in place of prosecco does not make this a bad cocktail. Serve one of each to 9 out of 10 people, and they'll hardly notice the difference. While using Champagne is a variation, that's a pretty pathetic reason to mark this one so poorly. Make it with Champagne, make it with prosecco, or make it with cheap sparkling wine, if that's your thing. I've created a dozen or more varieties of this drink for my girlfriend, and I call them all Bellinis. Nothing wrong with it. It's not necessarily the original, but it's widely accepted as such.

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