Serious Eats: Recipes
Cook the Book: Guava Bellini
The bellini is one classy cocktail. The simple mix of prosecco and peach puree has been around for a while, originating sometime between 1934 and 1948 at the historic Harry's Bar in Venice. The bellini is named for 15th Century Venetian painter Giovanni Bellini, who painted a saint wearing a toga the color of this cocktail.
Monica Bhide, author of Modern Spice trades the traditional peach puree for guava and ginger juices in her Indian spin on this Italian classic. Spicy ginger is the perfect counterpoint to the sweet and aromatic guava in this recipe. Add some sparking wine or champagne and you have a refreshingly exotic summer cocktail.
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