This Sweet Honey Bellini Cocktail. Aaaah, bliss. It’s my tribute to the classic Bellini, created in 1948 by Giuseppe Cipriani.
I’ve created this simple variation by adding delicious honey, which is pureed with the delicious in season white peaches. I love using Tasmanian leatherwood honey for this. It’s unique flavour really mixes well with the peaches and prosecco.
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Origins of the Sweet Honey Bellini
The Bellini is credited to Guiseppe Cipriani, creator and owner of the iconic Harry’s Bar in Venice. He named it after his favourite 15th Century painter – Giovanni Bellini. Why after an artist, you ask? Well, apparently, the cocktail’s gentle pink tinge reminded him of the pink glow of a painting by the artist.
This refreshing summer cocktail is still served in both Harry’s Bars, in Venice and now New York. It is also an official, registered cocktail of the International Bartenders Association.
If you’re ever in Venice or New York, a visit to Harry’s Bar is apparently a must. You can read about Harry’s Bar here at Cipriani Drinks’ website.
I think Giuseppe would approve of my Sweet Honey Bellini. Don’t you?