The Bellini

About the Bellini

Hailing from Venice, Italy; the Bellini is a simple, light, and elegant cocktail perfect for a quiet evening or a formal event. Founded by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry’s Bar in Venice, the Bellini became a worldwide sensation after a Frenchman started using white peaches for the purée. There are many multiple versions of this recipe, but we prefer to show you the original to its purest form. Give the Bellini a chance, it may even replace the modern love affair of the Mimosa. Both serve as perfect breakfast drinks, or as an after-dinner cocktail.

Empire Tip: Traditionally, the IBA Official version of this recipe calls for white peaches as the fruit of choice.

Photo credit: Quinn Dombrowski

Ingredients in the Bellini

  • 2 parts Prosecco (or Champagne)
  • 1 part Peach Purée

How to Make the Bellini

Pour peach purée into chilled flute, add sparkling wine. Stir gently.

Cocktail Profile

  • Rating:       3.5 Stars
  • Served:      Neat
  • Strength:    Medium
  • Difficulty:    Simple
  • Flavor:        Sweet
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