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Bellini

The Bellini Cocktail is an easy-to-prepare and incredibly refreshing champagne cocktail. You need just two different ingredients to make this drink. We will show you how to prepare the Bellini Cocktail recipe! Have fun discovering and enjoying!

Bellini Recipe

  • 6 cl champagne, sparkling wine or prosecco
  • 3 cl peach puree

Step by Step Guide

  1. Pour the peach puree into a champagne glass.
  2. Pour sparkling wine (champagne, sparkling wine or prosecco) into the glass.
  3. Garnish with a piece of peach. Then serve or enjoy yourself!
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Recipe by Tim

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The preparation of the Bellini recipe is quite simple. First pour the peach puree into a champagne glass. Then pour a sparkling wine of your choice (sparkling wine, champagne or prosecco) into the champagne glass up to the rim. If you like, you can still stir the drink lightly with a bar spoon. Then the cocktail is ready and can be served or enjoyed by yourself.

Bar accessories:

  • Bar spoon
  • Champagne glass
  • Jigger

Recipe peach puree

  • 3 peaches
  • 1 cl lemon juice
  • 1 cl sugar syrup

Put all the ingredients in an electric mixer one after the other, together with ice cubes, and mix well. After about 30 seconds, a puree will have formed. You can now use this puree to prepare the Bellini.

The special taste experience

4.8/5

56 Reviews

The Bellini Cocktail is pleasantly fresh and fruity. The interplay of champagne and the sweet peach puree is unique. The drink is often served as an aperitif or digestif. Alternatively, you can also serve the Bellini as an accompanying drink to a meal.

The mild taste is also suitable for those who do not like the taste of alcohol. The aromas of peach and the pleasant fruity sweetness are clearly in the foreground. The drink can most easily be compared to a French 75 and Mimosa. Other fruity cocktails are called Tom Collins, Sex on the Beach, Cosmopolitan or Gin Fizz. Strong alcoholic flavours, as in the Old Fashioned, Negroni, Dry Martini or Long Island Iced Tea, are not to be tasted.

Background information

The Bellini was originally invented in Italy. In its classic recipe, the drink is made with prosecco and peach puree. There were plenty of both ingredients in Italy. The Bellini was invented on a balmy summer evening in Venice in the 1940s. A bartender tried quite a few cocktails until he found the “optimal” mixing ratio. This was 2:1. 2 parts Prosecco, one part peach puree. Over the years, the drink became more widespread and more famous. In France, a bartender decided he preferred to use high-quality, regional champagne for the preparation.

This makes the Bellini considerably more expensive, but in our eyes also more pleasant in taste. For this reason, we also decided to use champagne in our recipe. Today, the Bellini is known as a classic aperitif alongside the French 75, Hugo, Aperol Spritz and the Mimosa. It has a low alcohol content and pleasant fruity-sweet flavours. In addition, the drink is very easy to prepare. For this reason, you can also serve a Bellini at large family celebrations, weddings or birthdays. In that case, however, it is better served with inexpensive sparkling wine.

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FAQ

What is a Bellini?

A Bellini is one of the easiest Champagne cocktails to prepare. Its taste is characterised by champagne and peach. It is perfect as an aperitif.

How do you prepare it?

To prepare it, simply pour the peach puree and champagne into a champagne glass one after the other and gently stir the ingredients once. That’s it. This is how easy it is to prepare the Bellini cocktail.

What does a Bellini taste like?

The Bellini is characterised by the interplay of champagne and peach. The sweet, fruity taste is pleasant and harmonious. The drink does not taste alcoholic.

Where was the cocktail invented?

The drink was invented in the 1940s in a bar in Venice. At that time, the cocktail was still made from Prosecco and peach. Over the years, however, champagne has been used more and more. That’s why we also use champagne in our basic recipe.

On what occasions can it be served?

The drink can be prepared very easily in large quantities. Therefore, a Bellini can be served perfectly at weddings, company parties, birthdays or anniversaries.