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Classic bellini

Published: June 19, 2022 at 10:57 am
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  • Serves 1

Make bellinis quickly when entertaining – try our easy recipe using peach purée and chilled prosecco for an instant winner

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Try this recipe for a classic bellini, then check out our Aperol spritz, apricot bellini and more prosecco cocktails.


How to make a classic bellini

Our drinks expert Hannah Guinness shares her at-home bar tips to help you take your bellini to the next level.

What is a bellini?

This classic sparkling wine cocktail was created at Harry’s Bar in Venice in 1948, and is traditionally made with fresh white peach purée and chilled prosecco. Delicate and fruity, it’s a go-to brunch cocktail, but also works really well as an apéritif.

Bellini ingredients

You can buy white peach purée online, but if you’re making it fresh, white peaches can be hard to find. Yellow peaches will work as a substitute. Tinned peaches can work, but ensure they’re unsweetened, or they’ll make the drink sickly sweet. If you’re really stuck, then good-quality peach baby food will do in a pinch. For a drier cocktail, use brut champagne or crémant instead of prosecco.

Make it a non-alcoholic bellini

Swap the prosecco for a non-alcoholic sparkling wine – check out our round-up of the best zero-alcohol fizz here.


Classic bellini cocktail recipe

Ingredients

  • 50ml white peach purée (see tip below)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 100-120ml prosecco

Method

  • STEP 1

    Pour the peach purée and lemon juice into a chilled champagne flute.

  • STEP 2

    Slowly top up with the prosecco, gently stir and serve.

You can buy white peach purée online but, if you can't find it, you can use good-quality peach baby food instead or make your own.

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