a cocktail consisting of champagne or other sparkling wine with peach juice
Origin of Belliniafter Giovanni Bellini
- 1429?-1507; Venetian painter: son of Jacopo
- 1430?-1516; Venetian painter: teacher of Titian: son of Jacopo
- 1400?-70?; Venetian painter
- 1801-35; It. operatic composer
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.