Cocktail Bellini

Leonid Veselov
Leonid Veselov
May 31, 2011
Cocktail Bellini

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Cocktail Bellini

The Bellini Cocktail was first created in 1948 by Giuseppe Cipriani, the bartender and owner of the beloved Princess Diana's “Bar at Gary”. Named cocktail named after the famous painter Giovani Bellini. Giovani Bellini had an exceptional talent to mix colors in such a way that a unique shade of white color, slightly pinkish, turned out. Once, Giuseppe Cipriani mixed a cocktail of champagne and peach juice and got a drink of exactly the same color as the clothes of angels in Bellini's paintings.

In the Bar at Gary in Italy, where all theatrical and artistic elite (Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, Humph Bogart Sinclair Lewis) gathered together, the cocktail was offered as a seasonal drink. A few years later, Cipriani opened a new bar in New York, the Bellini cocktail became popular there. And when one Frenchman opened a plant for the production of mashed peaches, they began to mix the cocktail all year round.

The Bellini cocktail recipe is quite simple:

  • 7 pieces of champagne
  • 3 parts peach juice

Whisk the white peaches thoroughly in a blender. Cool the cocktail glass and pour the champagne in there and then the peach juice.

The price of a drink varies and depends on the brand of champagne, the Belini cocktail can cost up to one hundred dollars.