A Bellini is the perfect way to pimp up your Prosecco. Mixed with deliciously sweet and thick peach purée, a Bellini is fizzy and refreshing and has more body than your average cocktail.
The first Bellini was served in 1948 by Giuseppe Cipriani at Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy. Legend has it that the cocktail was inspired by Cipriani’s passion for two of the region’s most famous local products – fragrant white peaches and Prosecco. The drink’s pretty, pink hue reminded Cipriani of a saint’s tunic in a painting by 15th century Venetian artist, Giovanni Bellini. Hence the name of this now iconic cocktail.
Given its Venetian origins, a good quality Prosecco is a must to make an authentic Peach Bellini. Prosecco can vary in sweetness, so when making this cocktail, it’s best to use a Prosecco that is dryer on the palate so as not to interfere with the distinct flavour and aromas of the peaches.
We recommend using Tempus Two Varietal Prosecco for this recipe – tightly structured, with vibrant citrus notes, it really is the perfect pick for this cocktails and spirits that is sure to impress your guests at your next brunch or dinner party.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
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