Prosecco Bellini Cocktail

1 comment

prosecco bellini

This photo was taken in Tuscany by my dear friend and another Paleo follower Tim Lucas. A bunch of of us spent a week in the most gorgeous Italian villa surrounded by olive groves, grape vines and cherry trees. This was our first breakfast in the sunny garden and what a better way to celebrate our first morning in the house than with a glass of freshly made Bellini.

Bellini is a long cocktail made with white peach puree and Prosecco, Italian sparkling wine. Its origins take us back to Venice, 1930′s-40′s, where it was invented by Giuseppe Cirpriani (sounds like Pinocchio’s dad), the founder of the famous Harry’s Bar in Venice, a popular hangout of Ernst Hemmingway and Orson Welles. It later expanded to open a Harry’s Bar sibling bar in New York…thanks Wikipedia. The drink is named after a 15th century Italian artist Giovanni Bellini because its colour resembled that of a saint’s cape in one of his paintings. It’s still one of Italy’s and the world’s most popular cocktails and is usually served as a celebratory drink on arrival. I must say it tastes just as a good as your final departure drink of the night ;).

How to make a Bellini? It’s dead simple. Essentially you combine 2 parts Prosecco with 1 part peach puree. Add the puree to the bottom of the glass and gently pour wine over it. It will fizzle like mad so give it some time to settle down before stirring. Garnish with a berry or fresh mint if you like.

White peach puree is the traditional ingredient but we made it with local canned yellow peaches and the colour was fantastic. You can add a little raspberry puree/juice to give it a more pinkish colour. A little note on Prosecco, try to go for the bottles labeled spumante rather than frizzante, which is a semi-sparkling lower quality version because it undergoes only a partial second fermentation…wine geek…going to stop right there. Another thing to look out for is the sugar content. By its nature, Prosecco is quite dry and low in sugar but even then there are three levels of sweetness you need to understand. Dry prosecco contains the about 20-25 grams per litre, Extra dry adds up to 12-20 grams of sugar and Brut is the driest, at 6-12 grams. Obviously you want to go for the Brut :)

And that’s it! Simple yet so special.

 

 

Still can't find what you're looking for?

One Trackback

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  • Or pick a category

  • Rejuvenate in 2014

    Rejuvenate Program
  • My cookbook

    Eat Drink Paleo Cookbook Promo Image
  • Is It Paleo?

  • Herbs Spices Guide
  • Got Yours?

  • Connect Daily

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Follow Me on Pinterest
  • Green & lean spinach and leek soup - perfect for post-Easter reset

    Pinned: 21 Apr 2014
  • Macadamia crusted fish fingers with tarragon red cabbage coleslaw - just in time for Easter

    Pinned: 16 Apr 2014
  • No bake, no fuss and make ahead caramel chocolate fudge paleo slice recipe | Eat Drink Paleo

    Pinned: 14 Apr 2014
  • Cauliflower & beetroot couscous salad with toasted hazelnuts | Eat Drink Paleo

    Pinned: 9 Apr 2014
  • Cauliflower and beetroot couscous salad with toasted hazelnuts via eatdrinkpaleo.com.au

    Pinned: 9 Apr 2014
  • Healthy version of this delicious Easter dessert. Must try Easter Pashka with ricotta & raspberries via rejuvenatedforlife.com

    Pinned: 9 Apr 2014
  • Paleo treats: Choc-Hazelnut Salted Caramel Tart Recipe | Eat Drink Paleo

    Pinned: 7 Apr 2014
  • Drop-dead gorgeous chocolate hazelnut & salted caramel tart. Get the recipe with more pic and instructions here. #paleo #dairyfree #glutenfree

    Pinned: 7 Apr 2014
  • Grapefruit, Ginger & Lemongrass Sake Cocktails

    Pinned: 6 Apr 2014
  • Modern Coronation Chicken Salad via rejuvenatedforlife.com

    Pinned: 30 Mar 2014

Instagram

Follow Me on Instagram
  • Forget me not...#nofilter #spring #london

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Forget me not...#nofilter #spring #london"
    83
    1
  • Somebody made a slow cooked chicken broth because somebody caught the flu! Ok body, show me how well you can fight. Happy Easter to me. Yay! πŸ˜·πŸ—πŸ΅ #foodasmedicine #bonebroth #healing #flu #paleo #primal #nutrition #westonaprice #food

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Somebody made a slow cooked chicken broth because somebody caught the flu! Ok body, show me how well you can fight. Happy Easter to me. Yay! πŸ˜·πŸ—πŸ΅ #foodasmedicine #bonebroth #healing #flu #paleo #primal #nutrition #westonaprice #food"
    55
    9
  • Are you ready for the long weekend and all the treats? This is my no bake and no fuss date, cashew & raw cacao slice. Recipe on #eatdrinkpaleo website. Wishing you all a fun and happy break.xo #paleo #dessert #paleouk #paleoaustralia #primal #jerf #glutenfree #cleaneating #fitfam #fitness #grainfree #cooking #food #yum

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Are you ready for the long weekend and all the treats? This is my no bake and no fuss date, cashew & raw cacao slice. Recipe on #eatdrinkpaleo website. Wishing you all a fun and happy break.xo 
#paleo #dessert #paleouk #paleoaustralia #primal #jerf #glutenfree #cleaneating #fitfam #fitness #grainfree #cooking #food #yum"
    121
    3
  • Mmmm...the smell of a freshly printed book. Eat Drink Paleo Cookbook is back in stock kids!!! Thank you to my talented designer @carlahackett for making it even more awesome for the second edition. Few extra recipes in there as well ;-) Big thanks to everyone who's bought and enjoyed it so far. I love every recipe pic that you tag me in or is hash tagged with #eatdrinkpaleo. For a self-published author, your support means everything. The fact that we sold out of the last print run so quickly made me reassured me that I made the right career move. Get 'em from my website, Amazon.com and soon on Amazon.co.uk. And of course a few shops and cafes in Australia, check out my resources page for stockists. #paleo #eatdrinkpaleo #food #cooking #foodie #primal #jerf #paleouk #paleoaustralia #paleocook #cookbook

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Mmmm...the smell of a freshly printed book. Eat Drink Paleo Cookbook is back in stock kids!!! Thank you to my talented designer @carlahackett for making it even more awesome for the second edition. Few extra recipes in there as well ;-) Big thanks to everyone who's bought and enjoyed it so far. I love every recipe pic that you tag me in or is hash tagged with #eatdrinkpaleo. For a self-published author, your support means everything. The fact that we sold out of the last print run so quickly made me reassured me that I made the right career move. 
Get 'em from my website, Amazon.com and soon on Amazon.co.uk. And of course a few shops and cafes in Australia, check out my resources page for stockists.  #paleo #eatdrinkpaleo #food #cooking #foodie #primal #jerf #paleouk #paleoaustralia #paleocook #cookbook"
    242
    18
  • Yummy paleo pop-up dinner Be At Buckley's by @tasha__be last night. I had sea bass ceviche, pork belly with the most lush caraway bone marrow sauce and coconut panda cotta, washed down with natural wine. Plus the best company of @paleopolly and friends. Next Be At Buckley's dinner is on next Tuesday 22nd. Check out @tasha__be IG for more details. Good vibes as well! #paleouk #primal #nourishingtraditions #ancestralfood #glutenfree #foodlondon #food #paleolondon #primalbritain #primaluk #BEatBuckleys

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Yummy paleo pop-up dinner Be At Buckley's by @tasha__be last night. I had sea bass ceviche, pork belly with the most lush caraway bone marrow sauce and coconut panda cotta, washed down with natural wine. Plus the best company of @paleopolly and friends. Next Be At Buckley's dinner is on next Tuesday 22nd. Check out @tasha__be IG for more details. Good vibes as well! #paleouk #primal #nourishingtraditions #ancestralfood #glutenfree #foodlondon #food #paleolondon #primalbritain #primaluk #BEatBuckleys"
    76
    8
  • Met up with the lovely Suzie from @primalkitchenuk at the trade show yesterday & for dessert I got to try all of the flavours of her nut & fruit bars. The packaging and flavours are as fun as the creator herself! Thanks @sarahcatford for taking the pic :-) #paleo #primal #primalbritain #paleouk #paleolondon #wellness #food #jerf #paleosnacks #glutenfree #grainfree #dairyfree #cleaneating

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Met up with the lovely Suzie from @primalkitchenuk at the trade show yesterday & for dessert I got to try all of the flavours of her nut & fruit bars. The packaging and flavours are as fun as the creator herself! Thanks @sarahcatford for taking the pic :-) #paleo #primal #primalbritain #paleouk #paleolondon #wellness #food #jerf #paleosnacks #glutenfree #grainfree #dairyfree #cleaneating"
    63
    1
  • Here is what happens when you let me into a Natural & Organic trade show... I guess someone has to trial all these healthy goodies and products. #crazybaglady #wellness #organic #naturalliving #testing #uk #london

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Here is what happens when you let me into a Natural & Organic trade show... I guess someone has to trial all these healthy goodies and products. #crazybaglady #wellness #organic #naturalliving #testing #uk #london"
    118
    5
  • Let's get cooking! #happiness #inspo #inspiration #life #recipes

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Let's get cooking! #happiness #inspo #inspiration #life #recipes"
    121
    7
  • Latest on EDP website is my beetroot cauliflower couscous salad with hazelnuts. Fresh, vibrant and so good for you. Pro tip - great with lamb!πŸ˜‰ #recipes #beetroot #food #SLR #canon #foodporn #paleo #primal #jerf #glutenfree #salad #health #wellness #longevity #cooking

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Latest on EDP website is my beetroot cauliflower couscous salad with hazelnuts. Fresh, vibrant and so good for you. Pro tip - great with lamb!πŸ˜‰ #recipes #beetroot #food #SLR #canon #foodporn #paleo #primal #jerf #glutenfree #salad #health #wellness #longevity #cooking"
    95
    6
  • Secret London #uk #dayoff #spring #selfemployment #travel #digitalnomad #london

    eatdrinkpaleo: "Secret London #uk #dayoff #spring #selfemployment #travel #digitalnomad #london"
    96
    0