The original Bellini was one-third white peach puree, and two-thirds champagne. This is an equally simple blend of two ingredients – pureed watermelon, and sparkling apple cider.
- Pureed watermelon slices
- Sparkling apple cider
- Keep one slice of watermelon aside as a garnish.
- Blend a few slices of watermelon in a blender.
- Fill the bottom third of the glass with the watermelon.
- Top with sparkling apple cider.
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After blending the watermelon, add around one-third to the bottom of each glass.
The angle of this photograph makes it look less than it actually was.
I often add the garnish first, to minimise the mess. Then top the glass with apple cider. Easy!
The article on the history of the drink is at https://www.eataly.com/us_en/magazine/culture/history-bellini-cocktail/
This is lovely and refreshing. Exactly as you’d expect – sweet and bubbly. Great for a summer evening.
I made this a second time, and overdosed on the watermelon at the bottom. The flavour can be overwhelming, so definitely keep the watermelon under a third – a quarter may be better.