Thirsty Thursday – Organic Bellini

Ahh, the Bellini.  The perfect mixture of prosecco and peach.  Extremely refreshing and oh so sophisticated, the Bellini was invented sometime between 1934 and 1948 by owner Giueseppe Cipriani at Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy.  Because of its unique pink color, which reminded Cipriani of the color of the toga of a saint in a painting by 15th-century Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini, he named the drink the Bellini.

The drink started as a seasonal specialty at Harry’s Bar, a favorite haunt of Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, and Orson Welles.  Later, it also became popular at the bar’s New York counterpart. After an entrepreneurial Frenchman set up a business to ship fresh white peach pureé to both locations, it was a year-round favorite.

Try this organic version we stumbled upon for a great day time, or pre-dinner drink.

In a champagne flute, mix the following ingredients.
  1. 90 ml Rosnay Organic sparkling chardonnay (any organic sparkling wine, prosecco, or champagne will do).
  2. 15 ml organic white peach liqueur
  3. 30 ml organic apricot purée
  4. 15 ml organic lemon juice
  5. Stir and garnish with fresh raspberries

Recipe Source: Organic Cocktail Company

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