Bellini (cocktail)

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A Bellini is a long drink cocktail that originated in Venice. It is a mixture of sparkling wine (traditionally Prosecco) and peach purée often served at celebrations. It is one of Italy's most popular cocktails.[1]

History[change | change source]

The Bellini was invented sometime between 1934 and 1948[1][2][3][4] by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy.

It got its name because the colour reminded Cipriani of the pink colour of the toga of a saint in a painting by 15th-century Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini.[1][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Caley, Nora. Behind the Bar: Bella Bellini February 2007. PizzaToday. Retrieved February 6, 2007.
  2. 3000 Drinks > Bellini Cocktail. Undated. thatstheSPIRIT.com. Retrieved February 5, 2007.
  3. Jo' Pratt. Food - Recipes - Bellini cocktail. Undated. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved February 5, 2007.
  4. Bellini Cocktail Recipe. Undated. GourmetSleuth.com. Retrieved February 5, 2007.
  5. Sicard, Cheri. Featured Cocktail -- Bellini. Undated. Fabulous Foods. Retrieved February 5, 2007.