Bellini (cocktail)

WPMIXInfobox
iba = yes
ibalink = bellini
name = Bellini



caption = Bellinis served in a variety of glassware with raspberry garnishes at a banquet.
type = wine
flaming =
sparkling = yes
served = straight
garnish =
drinkware = flute
ingredients = * 10.0 cl (2 parts) dry sparkling wine
* 5.0 cl (1 part) fresh peach purée
prep = Pour peach puree into chilled flute, add gently sparkling wine. Stir gently.
notes = Traditionally a Bellini uses Prosecco for the wine and white peaches for the fruit.
footnotes =

A Bellini is an internationally well-known long drink cocktail that originated in Italy. 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.Caley, Nora. [http://www.pizzatoday.com/behindthebar_articles.shtml?article=MjIyMHN1cGVyMjIxN3NlY3JldDIyMjQ= Behind the Bar: Bella Bellini] February 2007. "PizzaToday". Retrieved February 6, 2007.]

History

The Bellini was invented sometime between 1934 and 1948 [http://www.thatsthespirit.com/en/drinks/articles/Bellini.asp 3000 Drinks > Bellini Cocktail] . Undated. thatstheSPIRIT.com. Retrieved February 5, 2007.] Jo' Pratt. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/bellinicocktail_67941.shtml Food - Recipes - Bellini cocktail] . Undated. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved February 5, 2007.] [http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/bellinirecipe.htm Bellini Cocktail Recipe] . Undated. GourmetSleuth.com. Retrieved February 5, 2007.] 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".Sicard, Cheri. [http://www.fabulousfoods.com/features/cocktails/bellinis.html Featured Cocktail -- Bellini] . Undated. Fabulous Foods. Retrieved February 5, 2007.]

The drink started as a seasonal specialty at Harry's Bar, 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, it was a year-round favorite.

Popular culture

The Bellini is an IBA Official Cocktail, thus indicating its popularity and making it a well-known cocktail to many professional bartenders.

"I think that the Bellini growth is tied to the very strong Italian chain restaurant growth, especially Olive Garden, since Italian restaurants are where Bellinis and drinks like them are featured and promoted," says Jack Robertiello, editor of "Cheers" magazine.Caley, Nora. [http://www.pizzatoday.com/behindthebar_articles.shtml?article=MjIyMHN1cGVyMjIxN3NlY3JldDIyMjQ= Behind the Bar: Bella Bellini] February 2007. "PizzaToday". Retrieved February 6, 2007.]

Complimentary Bellini cocktails are included with several tour packages of Venice available for online booking.

Preparation and serving

The Bellini consists of puréed white peaches and Prosecco, an Italian sparkling wine. Marinating fresh peaches in wine is an Italian tradition. The original recipe was made with a bit of raspberry or cherry juice to give the drink a pink glow. [http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/bellinirecipe.htm Bellini Cocktail Recipe] . Undated. GourmetSleuth.com. Retrieved February 5, 2007.] Due, in part, to the limited availability of both white peaches and Prosecco, several variations exist.

The Perfect Purée Company of Napa Valley produces "California White Peach Purée", which is an acceptable, or even preferable (due to reduced foaming),DrinkBoy. [http://www.drinkboy.com/cocktails/recipes/Bellini.html Bellini] . Undated. DrinkBoy.com. Retrieved February 5, 2007.] replacement in the United States, where fresh white peaches are not widely available. "Of the 28 flavors currently in our portfolio, White Peach Purée (introduced [around 2003] ) is consistently among the top seven sellers with steady growth yearly," says Jennifer Sims, marketing and chain restaurant manager for The Perfect Purée.Caley, Nora. [http://www.pizzatoday.com/behindthebar_articles.shtml?article=MjIyMHN1cGVyMjIxN3NlY3JldDIyMjQ= Behind the Bar: Bella Bellini] February 2007. "PizzaToday". Retrieved February 6, 2007.]

California produces a white peach that works well, [http://www.eatcaliforniafruit.com/freshipes/newsletters/03_2006_12.htm Featured Recipe: Peach Bellini Cocktail or Mocktail] . Undated. "Freshipes". California Tree Fruit Agreement. Retrieved February 5, 2007.] and yellow peaches or peach nectar can be substituted, especially if peaches are out of season and the flavor would be very bland. Other fruits or even flavoured liqueurs (peach schnapps, for example) are sometimes substituted for the peach puree.

Other sparkling wines are commonly used in place of Prosecco, though richly flavored French champagne does not pair well with the light, fruity flavor of the Bellini.DrinkBoy. [http://www.drinkboy.com/cocktails/recipes/Bellini.html Bellini] . Undated. DrinkBoy.com. Retrieved February 5, 2007.] For a non-alcoholic version, sparkling juice (like sparkling cider) or seltzer is used in place of the champagne.Chiarello, Michael. [http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_31038,00.html Bellini Cocktail] , from the "Lazy Breakfast in Bed" episode of "Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello". Scripps Networks, Inc. Retrieved February 5, 2007.]

ee also

* IBA Official Cocktails
* List of cocktails
* Italian cuisine

References

External links

* [http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-make-a-bellini-cocktail-2 "How to Make a Bellini Cocktail"] - A Video demonstration along with written instructions, for mixing a Champagne-based Bellini (Hosted at VideoJug.com)


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