Thirsty Thursday: Bellini

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, €2, served at Trattoria Povoledo, Rio Tera, Lista so Spagna, Venice, Italy

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.

Bellini, €4-6, served at Ristorante Cleto, Via del Buon, Consiglio, 17, Rome, Italy

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! 😋


About Dee Gilbert

I am one half of a couple who loves to travel; the half who likes to write and share travel experiences. Reading about travelers' experiences inspire me more to see the world. So, I thought, perhaps in my own little way I could inspire others, too. :)
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