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August 8, 2017

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Bellini

by N@ncy

 

  1. This is the simplest and most elegant summer cocktail!
  2. No messy bar….
  3. just  1 part puree fresh peach to
  4. 2 parts sparkling wine.
  5. I used Martini Prosecco.
  6. For a quick ‘mocktail’  just replace wine with sparkling cider.
  7. 1 peach puree = 70-80 ml
  8. and I just….filled up the glass 1 small bottle (200 ml) prosecco.
  9. Some recipes call for the Bellini include a bit of Grand Mariner or
  10. …raspberry liqueur (like Chambord)…but that is optional.
  11. Garnish:  peach wedge and a sprig of fresh rosemary

History:

  1. The Bellini was invented sometime between 1934 and 1948
  2. ….by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy.
  3. He named the drink the Bellini because its unique pink color
  4. reminded him of the toga of a saint in a
  5. ….painting by 15th-century Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini.
  6. Unfortunately my Bellini was not pink…..but still tasted heavenly
  7. If you do not want to pay 15 euro’s  ($17,–)….
  8. + 15% service charge at Harry’s bar in Venice…
  9. just make them at home!
  10. This is one of the favorite cocktails of
  11. Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, Orson Wells and Roger Moore.
  12. It is said Cipriani invented the Bellini to help his pal Hemingway
  13. cut back on…his martinis!
  14. Hemingway at Harry’s Bar (1949-1950)
  15. Hemingway became more or less a regular at the bar
  16. …while writing  Across the River and Into the Trees.

  1. It’s summer…..peaches are on sale!
  2. Enjoy this delightful cocktail….before the Fall and Winter set in!
  3. #LiveLifeToTheFullest

Last thoughts:

  1. Daiquiri was Cuban seduction and powerful.
  2. Bloody Mary was like a plunge into a cold ocean…..shock and awe.
  3. Brandy Crusta was like a dark mahogany wall-paneled den full of books
  4. ….it warms the cockles of your heart.
  5. But the Bellini….
  6. those fresh peaches are mother nature’s way of saying
  7. …. you deserve a treat!

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2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Aug 8 2017

    Oh I do love a Bellini!

    Reply
    • Aug 9 2017

      Daiquiri was Cuban seduction and powerful….
      Bloody Mary was like a plunge into a cold ocean…..shock and awe.
      Brandy Crusta was like a dark mahogany wall-paneled den full of books
      ….it warms the cockles of your heart.
      But the Bellini….those fresh peaches are
      mother nature’s way of saying…. you deserve a treat!

      Reply

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