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Peach Bellini

10 June 2016

Try making this classic but extremely easy cocktail made from sparkling wine, peach juice or nectar and peach liqueur such as schnapps.

Peach Bellini
Peach Bellini

A Bellini cocktail is a classic mix of sparkling wine and peaches, originally from the famous Harry's Bar in Venice. It is made with a peach liqueur (peach schnapps works well), juice and sparkling wine or 

Early recipes included a small amount of cherry or raspberry juice which gave the cocktail a pale pink tinge that reminded Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry's Bar, of a toga worn in a painting by Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini - hence the name. You can add a drop of cherry or raspberry juice for colour if you like, but it isn't necessary.


  • 15ml (½oz) peach liqueur (peach schnapps is good)
  • 30ml (1oz) peach juice or nectar (the thick juice now available in some supermarkets)
  • Chilled Prosecco or sparkling wine


Pour the peach liqueur and peach juice into a chilled champagne flute.

Slowly top up with Prosecco - or Champagne if you’re flush.


Because white peaches are seasonal other variations were created, including Puccini (mandarin juice), Tintoretto (pomegranate juice) and Rossini (strawberry purée).

Make a non-alcoholic version with sparkling water instead of Prosecco.

Visit our drinks section for cocktail recipes, wine guides and more


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