About bellini rossini mimosa and other Italian drinks
Finally with my wife we bought a juicer, for having healthy food, but also to prepare refreshing drinks during the summer.
The base for this drinks is prosecco a wine produced in the Veneto region in an area close to the city of Treviso about one hour car away from Venice. Prosecco is also the name of the varietal and is recognized by the Italian wine laws, with the doc and recently the docg for the area around Valdobbiadene. With the new laws there will be a bigger reduction in the allowed production per hectare, both for the doc and the docg. Here is an article if you want to learn more.
The sparkling of the wine is obtained by using the Charmat method, in which the secondary fermentation takes place in sealed stainless steel tanks.
I like prosecco by it, but as the summer is starting today, i also like the famous Italian drinks that are prepared with.
First the bellini, the name was given in honor of the Venetian renaissance painter not to be confused with the Sicilian opera composer.
Bellini Ingredients for two
One peach and one third of a prosecco bottle
Pass the peach in the juicer and divide the juice in two flutes glasses. Put the glasses in the freezer and after fifteen minutes take the glasses with the juice out of the freezer. You should add two thirds prosecco to one third juice to have a perfect balance. Stir with a long cocktail spoon.
For the rossini one bowl of fresh strawberries and follow the same procedure. This time the drink is named in honor of the Italian opera composer.
Mimosa: squeeze one orange for two and follow same procedure
Something special and not so known is the Tintoretto prepared with the same proportions using pomegranate juice. The name comes from a famous venetian painter.
But if you go to Italy, although the origins of this drinks except mimosa are from Veneto, you will see people drinking splitz as an aperitif drink.
I like it prepare with one third of bitter campari and two third prosecco. The usual drink is one third aperol, cynar or bitter campari or any other drink, one third of white wine and one third of seltzer.
It is good to serve it with a big green olive inside on a long tooth pick.
Don’t confuse this drinks with kir or kir royal, which are prepared with French wines.
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