Bellini: The Iconic Peach Cocktail

Authentic Italian Bellini Cocktail

The Bellini cocktail is a classic Italian cocktail that’s known for its simplicity and refreshing taste. Its delicate pink color adds to its appeal, making it not only delicious to drink, but also a delight to the eyes. When it comes to iconic cocktails, the Bellini is undoubtedly a timeless classic. This delectable peach-based drink has become synonymous with Italian style and sophistication, capturing the essence of the country’s vibrant culture in every sip.

Italian Bellini Cocktail: the History

Originating in the bustling city of Venice in the 1930s, the Bellini was created by the legendary bartender Giuseppe Cipriani. Inspired by the delicate shades of a Renaissance painting by Giovanni Bellini, Cipriani sought to create a cocktail that mirrored the beauty of this artwork. Thus, the Bellini was born, named after the renowned painter himself.

How to Make Bellini Cocktail

The key ingredient in this iconic cocktail is fresh white peaches, which are indigenous to the region. These luscious fruits are carefully pureed until smooth, resulting in a velvety texture that perfectly complements the sparkling wine that forms the base of the Bellini. Traditionally, Prosecco, a light and crisp Italian sparkling wine, is used to add a touch of effervescence to this delightful concoction.

The result is a visually stunning cocktail with a delightful, fruity aroma and a delicate peach flavor that dances on your taste buds. Sip after sip, the Bellini transports you to the sun-soaked shores of Italy, evoking images of gondolas gliding through the canals of Venice and the warm embrace of the Mediterranean sun.

Whether you’re hosting a sophisticated dinner party, celebrating a special occasion, or simply seeking a taste of Italy, the Bellini is the perfect choice. Its simplicity and elegance make it a favorite among both cocktail enthusiasts and Italian-style lovers. So, raise your glass and indulge in the exquisite beauty of the Bellini – the epitome of Italian cocktail craftsmanship!

The Bellini cocktail

Tool You Will Need To Prepare The Bellini Cocktail

Champagne Glasses – Flutes

Traditional Bellini Ingredients

  • 10 cl | 3 1/4 oz Prosecco
  • 5 cl | 1 3/4 oz white peach puree
  • Ice

Instructions for the Bellini Cocktail

To start, make the white peach nectar by washing and peeling the peaches. Cut them into wedges and place them in a colander. Crush them with a spoon to extract the nectar. Chill a champagne glass or flute with ice, discard the ice, and pour in the nectar. Pour peach puree into the mixing glass with ice, add the Prosecco wine. Stir gently and pour in a chilled flute glass. Garnish with a peach wedge.

Can I Store The Bellini Cocktail?

You must store the nectar in an airtight container and refrigerate it if you prepare it in advance. Otherwise, it will quickly oxidize and lose its flavor.

Authentic Italian Bellini Cocktail

Bellini: The Iconic Peach Cocktail

The Bellini cocktail is a classic Italian cocktail that’s known for its simplicity and refreshing taste. Its delicate pink color adds to its appeal, making it not only delicious to drink, but also a delight to the eyes.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 people

Equipment

  • 1 Champagne glass

Ingredients
  

  • 10 cl | 3 1/4 oz Prosecco
  • 5 cl | 1 3/4 oz white peach puree
  • Ice

Instructions
 

  • Chill a champagne glass or flute with ice.
  • Make the white peach nectar by washing and peeling the peaches. Cut them into wedges and place them in a colander.
  • Crush them with a spoon to extract the nectar.
  • Discard the ice in the glass, and pour in the nectar.
  • Pour peach puree into the mixing glass with ice, add the Prosecco wine. Stir gently and pour in a chilled flute glass.
  • Garnish with a peach wedge.

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