A Bellini cocktail is a mixture of Prosecco sparkling wine and peach purée.
Originating in Venice, it is one of Italy's most popular long drinks.
The Bellini was invented sometime between 1934 and 1948 by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy. Because of its unique pink color, which reminded Cipriani of the color of the toga of a saint in a painting by 15th-century Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini, he named the drink the Bellini.
The drink started as a seasonal specialty at Harry's Bar (Venice), a favorite haunt of Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis and Orson Welles. Later, it also became popular at the bar's New York counterpart.
After an entrepreneurial Frenchman set up a business to ship fresh white peach pureé to both locations, the Bellini became a year-round favorite.
My Italian daughter-in-law fixes this every Easter,
and we think it's a perfect way to celebrate family and the holiday...
~Nancy ~ 90/365