Back of Happy Hour: Bellini During the Summer's peach season, I love to enjoy bellinis. Similar to a mimosa, a bellini is Prosecco diluted with fresh white-peach puree. When made with perfectly ripe peaches, this glamorous cocktail is slightly sweet and delicately bubbly. Named for the 15th-century Venetian painter, Giovanni Bellini, the drink was created at Harry's Bar in Venice sometime between 1934 and 1948. Now it is considered a classic cocktail and can be found on menus across America. To make the peach puree, score a cross on the bottom of each peach with a knife. Drop into a pot of boiling water for a couple minutes, plunge into an ice-water bath, and remove the skin. Chop into chunks, puree in the blender, and strain through a fine mesh sieve. For the proportions of this sublime concoction, . Bellini From Tony Abou-Ganim Ingredients3 ounces Prosecco or other sparkling wine 2 ounces fresh white-peach puree DirectionsMix and serve in champagne flute. Makes 1 cocktail. Information Category Drinks, Cocktails Cuisine Italian View 7 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! 0Reactions Comments milosmommy 9 years They have an awesome "frozen" bellini at Maggianos. Jaimieheart 9 years Yum. lily_xx 9 years Bellinis are my favorite cocktail! AmberHoney 9 years I love that word, I did have to look it up though. shoneyjoe 9 years A fantastic tipple. No doubt. AmberHoney 9 years We go to Macaroni Grill just for the bellinis - big yum!