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Cocktail "Bellini": history of creation and recipe

"Bellini" (Bellini) - it is widely known inall over the world an alcoholic cocktail that has entered the official classification of the International Bartenders Association. It refers to the type of "Long Drink" (the same as, for example, the drinks "Skrydraiver" or "Margarita").

History of creation

Cocktail "Bellini" takes us through its history inold beautiful Venice - a city of luxury and grace. It was here in the second half of XX century, people first tried this wonderful drink, which is popular in our days.

In order to learn the history of this wonderfulcocktail party, we will go to the far troubled time of 1934-1948. It was then that the cult institution Harry's Bar ("Harry's Bar") owned Giuseppe Cipriani, who is also known as the creator of the Italian specialty carpaccio. The invented culinary drink was named in honor of the great artist of the Renaissance, Giovani Bellini. Cocktail in its color range resembled paintings of the painter, executed in white with pinkish reflexes tones.

cocktail bellini
For the first time this alcoholic beverage was served inquality of summer seasonal treats. Such regular visitors to the "Bar at Harry" as Orson Wells, Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, Humphrey Bogart, delightedly appreciated the illuminating and pleasant taste of the drink. Later the cocktail "Bellini" entered the menu and the New York bar Giuseppe Cipriani, where he was also met only with approval.

Simple drink recipe, exquisite taste of sweetPeach and sparkling prosecco made this cocktail insanely popular. In addition, thanks to the fact that French companies organized the production of peach puree for a drink, the cocktail "Bellini" could be prepared and served in any country at any time of the year.


According to the standard for the preparation of this alcoholic beverage, only two ingredients are needed:

  • Sparkling wine - 100 ml;
  • Peaches or 50 ml of peach puree.

The ways of making this cocktail can be different, we will consider each of them.

"Bellini" -cocktail: recipe by Cipriani

bellini cocktail
To prepare a drink according to the classicalThe recipe of the creator himself uses the flesh of only white varieties of peach. Fruits are ground by hand, passing through a strainer to a homogeneous mass. If the peach puree turned unsweetened, you can add to it crushed sugar or sugar syrup. Then the resulting fruit pulp should be cooled. In a shaker pour prosecco and peach puree in proportions of 3 to 1, add a little ice. The ingredients are mixed and poured into glasses. Serve the drink immediately after the preparation, "Bellini" should be cool. Ice in the finished cocktail is not added.

Other recipes

belly cocktail recipe

According to other recipes in the cocktail "Bellini"you can add yellow peaches instead of white peaches. However, the color of the obtained drink in this case will differ from the original, therefore, to give the peach puree the desired shade, you can add a couple of drops of puree of red berries (for example, strawberries, cherries, raspberries). If the mashed potatoes are too thick, you can dilute it a little with water. Instead of prosecco, you can use any other sparkling wine in the drink, but experts do not recommend the use of champagne in Bellini. The proportions of peaches and alcohol can vary from 1 to 2 to 1 to 3. The ingredients of the beverage, pre-chilled, are recommended to mix not in a shaker, but directly in a glass. First, pour one part of the fruit pulp, and then two or three pieces of sparkling, all mixed with a spoon.

For those who lead a healthy lifestyle and do notaccepts drinks with a "degree", there is a non-alcoholic version of the famous "Bellini". It is prepared in the same way as a classic cocktail, but the wine in it is replaced with any carbonated soft drink.

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