I am not much of an alcohol drinker. My preference mostly lean towards cocktails like sangria and mimosa. Now, part of my very short list is Bellini which I recently had at a trattoria from the land of its origin.
What is a Bellini?
Bellini is a wine cocktail that originated in Venice, Italy. It was invented by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry’s Bar ( where Ernest Hemingway hanged out in Venice). The cocktail is called Bellini because the color reminded Cipriani of the toga of a saint in a painting by Giovanni Bellini.
What is in a glass of Bellini? The wine cocktail is a mixture of prosecco, an Italian sparkling wine, and fresh peach purée. It is served in a champagne flute, straight up without ice.
It is delicious! 😋