The Bellini is a peachy version of the Champagne Cocktail and makes a great brunch cocktail. The story behind the drink is that is was created in the 1930's or 40's at Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy by bartender Giuseppe Cipriani and was named after a favorite painter, Giovanni Bellini. Originally, the Bellini was intended to use sparkling Italian wine and is still made that way in Italy, elsewhere it is often made with Champagne. Also, try the mocktail version, the Baby Bellini.
2 oz peach juice or peach puree
4 oz Champagne
Pour the peach juice or peach puree into a Champagne flute.
Slowly add the Champagne.
1 1/2 oz of Peach Schnapps
in a champagne flute,
filled with Champagne.
this seeminly harmless "foo-foo"
drink actually packs quite a whollop!
It is very sweet and goes down very easily,
it is tasty, cool, and smells great."
2 oz strawberry puree or nectar
40z chilled champagne
in a champagne flute
Frozen Bellini and Rosetti
1 120z can peach or strawberry nectar
12 oz or more champagne
squeeze of lemon juice
*garnish with peach slice and mint sprig
or a sugar dipped strawberry and mint sprig