Classic Italian Cocktails: The Bellini

The Bellini cocktail was invented in the 1930s or 1940s by Giuseppe Cipriani, owner of Harry’s Bar, near St. Mark’s Square, in Venice. He named the drink Bellini because of its distinct pink colour that reminded him of the toga of a saint depicted in a painting by Venetian 15th-century artist Giovanni Bellini.

Ingredients

500ml peach purée or peach nectar

A bottle of prosecco

Method

Put the peach puree in a Champagne flute up to about a third full and slowly top up with prosecco.

The Bellini Cocktail – Loved in Alabama and Oklahoma during the pandemic

According to the latest Google Trends research, March 2020 to March 2021, people used cocktails to cheer themselves up during the Covid-19 pandemic. Those locked down at home, searched Google for “Bellini cocktail”, “Bellini drink”, and other cocktails that you can easily make at home, and the number of such searches massively increased in the USA over the past year.

Out of the 50 American states, two states favored the Bellini above all other cocktails, and the Italian pink cocktail made with prosecco and peach was found to be the most popular with stay at home drinkers in Alanama and Oklahoma during the long months of the pandemic.