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Bellini Recipe

Bellini Recipe


  • 1 ripe white peach, pitted but not peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup
  • 2 cups Prosecco (an Italian sparkling wine), Champagne, sparkling wine or nonalcoholic sparkling wine
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

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Bellini Recipe. Created in 1948 by Harry Cipriani at his bar in Venice, Italy, this sophisticated drink was named for the 15th century Venetian artist Jacopo Bellini, a painter Cipriani much admired. Apparently, the wonderful faint pink hue of the Bellini reminded him of a similar shade in one of the artists paintings. The components are fairly simple but when combined, they make an intricate, stylish drink.

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  1. In a blender, combine the cubed peach flesh, lemon juice and simple syrup and blend well.
  2. Divide the peach puree among 4 chilled Champagne flutes.
  3. Gently pour in the sparkling wine. Stir gently to combine. Serves 4.