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How to make the perfect summer cocktail — the Bellini
How to make the perfect summer cocktail — the Bellini

Summertime is Bellini time. That's just the way it is. And now that peaches are coming back in season, why wait? For the uninitiated, we're talking about a Venetian cocktail of white peach juice and Prosecco, the sparkling wine from the Veneto. The original was invented by Giuseppe Cipriani at Harry's Bar in Venice (not the beach town south of Santa Monica but the original watery city) sometime before the second world war. But it wasn't christened "Bellini" until 1948. Having one at Harry's Bar is nice, very nice. But the cocktail is incredibly easy to make at home. All you need is a bottle of Prosecco, ripe white peaches (or white nectarines) and a...

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