Mario Batali has a simple recipe for a Bellini, a sparkling wine cocktail, on the Food Network website. To make it, mix 3 ounces of Prosecco sparkling wine with 2 ounces of fresh white peach puree and serve in a Champagne flute.Continue Reading
To make Ina Garten's highly rated Bellini recipe on the Food Network website, seed and dice 2 ripe peaches and combine in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade with 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Process the mixture until smooth, and then press it through a sieve, discarding the peach solids left in the sieve. Measure 2 tablespoons of peach puree into a Champagne glass, top with cold Prosecco sparkling wine and serve immediately. This recipe makes six to eight servings.
The Bellini is a popular cocktail, particularly for brunches. Created in the 1930s by bartender Giuseppe Cipriani of Harry's Bar in Venice, Italy, it takes its name from the Italian Renaissance painter, Giovani Bellini.
For a virgin version, try About.com's recipe for a baby Bellini. To make one serving, pour 2 ounces of peach nectar into a Champagne flute and slowly top with chilled sparkling cider.Learn more about Liquor & Cocktails