a cocktail consisting of champagne or other sparkling wine with peach juice
Origin of Belliniafter Giovanni Bellini
nounpl. bel·li·nis or Bel·li·nis
A cocktail made of champagne or sparkling wine, sugar, and puréed fruit, often peaches or strawberries.
Origin of belliniAfter Giovanni Bellini (from the fact that the color of the drink reminded its inventor of a color used in one of Bellini's paintings).
Family of Venetian painters, including Jacopo (1400?–1470?), most of whose works have been lost, and his two sons, Gentile (1429?–1507) and Giovanni (1430?–1516). Giovanni, the most illustrious of the three, profoundly influenced the Venetian school of painting with his interest in light and color. His works include Saint Francis in Ecstasy.
- Alternative capitalization of Bellini.